Ronan Whelan

Date of Birth: November 2nd, 1992

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: Seachtanach (Jim Bolger) Navan, June 5th, 2009

Assoc. Trainers: John Oxx, Jim Bolger, Jarlath Fahey, Mick Channon

Significant horses (Selected): Skitter Scatter, Jennies Jewel, Opal Tiara, Divine, Custom Cut, Canary Row, The Tartan Spartan, Lady Wingshot, Clongowes, Moran Gra, Sea The Lion, Puncher Clynch, That's Plenty, Atasari, Cest Notre Gris, Morga. 

Follow him on Twitter: @WhelanRonan

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A native of Monasterevin in County Kildare, Ronan Whelan was a well-regarded graduate of the pony racing circuit, having ridden 95 winners and being crowned the leading pony rider in 2008. Whelan took his first ride on the racecourse at the age of 16 and rode his first winner on just his second ride on Jim Bolger's Seachtanach at Navan in June, 2009. He was the champion apprentice rider in 2012 with 41 winners. The Bolger-trained Lady Wingshot gave him his first listed success in the Knockaire Stakes at Leopardstown in November of that year and he won the Group 3 Gladness Stakes on George Kent's Custom Cut at the Curragh the following April. Mick Channon supplied Whelan with a second Group 3 success when Divine landed the Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh in April, 2016.

Ronan Whelan rode his first winner at Royal Ascot when he partnered Jennies Jewel to land the Ascot Stakes Handicap on June 15, 2016. Jennies Jewel is trained by Jarlath Fahey who was a neighbour of Whelan's growing up. In September, 2016, Jim Bolger revealed that he intends to make Whelan his stable jockey on the retirement of Kevin Manning. 

Ronan rode his first Group 1 winner when landing the Moyglare Stud Stakes on the Patrick Prendergast-trained Skitter Scatter on the second day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh in September, 2018. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/20192810611€111,875€20,863€132,738
Winter All Weather 2017/2018495863€42,500€34,650€77,150
Winter All Weather 2016/2017736995€48,125€34,700€82,825
Winter All Weather 2015/201662101346€71,750€31,175€102,925
Winter All Weather 2014/20154441130€21,000€20,050€41,050
Winter All Weather 2013/2014154221€23,800€4,420€28,220
Winter All Weather 2012/2013478224€56,490€5,627€62,117
Winter All Weather 2011/2012542534€17,500€11,445€28,945
Flat 2019415281€32,813€29,350€62,163
Flat 201842944234336€836,406€332,185€1,168,591
Flat 201739927304433€343,250€349,860€693,110
Flat 201636025243532€234,988€374,994€609,981
Flat 201522911202227€96,050€144,058€240,108
Flat 201425714162622€132,560€149,023€281,583
Flat 201327921362623€232,900€278,913€511,813
Flat 201225531273013€263,250€185,739€448,989
Flat 201122519191517€139,360€123,413€262,773
Flat 201011441099€28,350€36,115€64,465
Flat 2009613822€51,570€19,964€71,534

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Cork 20/04/19 Madame Delavanti Hcp 7f 15 8-13 48 H'cap
Cork 20/04/19 Scotts Honor Hcp 1m 100yds 15 9-10 75 Racing Home For Easter Festival H'cap
Cork 20/04/19 Karakhan Mdn 1m 2f 2 9-5 Join Us Here Again Tomorrow M'dn
Cork 20/04/19 Defining Battle Mdn 7f 4 9-5 Buy Annual Membership Today M'dn (Div 2)
Cork 20/04/19 Shennan Mdn 1m 100yds 2 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auc M'dn
Cork 20/04/19 Dillygass Mdn 7f 14 9-0 Buy Annual Membership Today M'dn (Div 1)
Cork 20/04/19 Katiymann Hcp 1m 100yds 10 8-12 87 Buy Tickets Online And Save H'cap
Clonmel 18/04/19 Castle Guest F 1m 1f 162yds 3 9-4 69 St. Patrick's Well Claiming Race
Clonmel 18/04/19 Tirmizi (FR) Hcp 1m 1f 162yds 1 10-0 78 Clonmel Og Family Evening H'cap
Clonmel 18/04/19 Hit The Rocks Mdn 1m 1f 162yds 3 9-7 Slievenamon M'dn
Clonmel 18/04/19 Black Label (GB) Hcp 2m 37yds 12 9-9 60 Next Evening Meeting May 16th H'cap
Clonmel 18/04/19 Cache Queen Hcp 1m 1f 162yds 12 9-12 63 BBQ Race Evening Friday June 7th H'cap
Clonmel 18/04/19 Charlie Bit Me Mdn 1m 1f 162yds 12 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auc.M'dn
Dundalk 17/04/19 Bluesbreaker F 6f 7 9-4 61 Dundalk Business Club Claiming Race
Dundalk 17/04/19 Pearlman (GB) Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-5 Avenue Inn M'dn €7,813
Dundalk 14/04/19 Succeedandsurpass Mdn 7f 2 9-5 Imperial Hotel Dundalk M'dn €2,500
Dundalk 14/04/19 Miss Snossyboots Hcp 1m 4f 1 10-0 75 Recruit Island H'cap €7,188
Dundalk 14/04/19 Lyrical Attraction Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 8-10 52 Racing Post H'cap €7,188
Naas 13/04/19 Complete Fantasy Mdn 5f 7 9-3 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Naas 13/04/19 Solar Wind Mdn 1m 2f 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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