Ronan Whelan

Date of Birth:  02/11/1992
County of origin:   Kildare
First winner:  Seachtanach (Jim Bolger) Navan, June 5th, 2009
Assoc. Trainers:  Jim Bolger
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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
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 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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Dundalk 08/12/17 Dancing Lady Mdn 7f 8 9-0 Winter Series At Dundalk 2018 M'dn
Dundalk 08/12/17 Northern Surprise Hcp 1m 8 9-13 69 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 08/12/17 Bella Primavera Mdn 1m 8 9-0 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay M'dn
Dundalk 06/12/17 Dasmyhoss Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-9 Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night M'dn €300
Dundalk 06/12/17 Bubbly Bellini Hcp 1m 5 9-11 62 www.dundalkstadium.com H'cap (Div 1) €250
Dundalk 06/12/17 Itschessnotchekers Hcp 1m 6 9-4 63 Irishinjuredjockeys.com Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 06/12/17 Meetyouatthemoon Hcp 6f 10 9-13 69 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 06/12/17 Lady Aristeia Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-10 63 Christmas Party Packages H'cap (Div 2) €250
Dundalk 24/11/17 Free Code Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-4 73 Crowne Plaza Jockey&Trainer Awards H'cap
Dundalk 24/11/17 Specific Gravity (FR) F 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-7 74 Irishinjuredjockeys.com Claiming Race €1,000
Dundalk 24/11/17 Alwarda Mdn 1m 8 9-0 Dundalk Business Club 2018 (Fillies) Mdn
Dundalk 24/11/17 Princess Yaiza Mdn 7f 1 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auct(F)M'dn €10,000
Dundalk 24/11/17 Flawlessly (FR) Hcp 5f 2 9-9 60 www.dundalkstadium.com H'cap €2,000
Dundalk 17/11/17 High Kicker Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-5 56 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap
Dundalk 17/11/17 War Hero Mdn 6f 1 9-5 74 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €9,375
Dundalk 17/11/17 Coto Hcp 5f 9 8-13 74 Dundalk - Light Up Your Night H'cap
Dundalk 08/11/17 Rock On Rosie Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 9-5 56 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 05/11/17 Flawlessly (FR) Hcp 5f 4 8-10 67 Welcome To Naas Racecourse H'cap €600
Naas 05/11/17 Bruinneall Mdn 1m 4f 4 9-0 68 Jumps Racing Returns November 11th M'dn €600
Dundalk 03/11/17 Northern Surprise F 1m 9 9-6 80 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race
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*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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