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 201917318231714€211,763€141,300€353,063
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
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Doogan's Warren Hcp 1m 9 8-12 49 BetVictor Run For Your Money H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Summerset Hcp 7f 12 9-4 67 BetVictor Bet €5 Get €30 Offer H'cap
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Terzetto F 1m 1f 100yds 4 9-9 90 Follow @BetVictorRacing On Twitter Race
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Pearlman (GB) Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 11 9-5 75 BetVictor Supporting Irish Racing H'cap
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Cartesienne Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 5 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Ahlan Bil Zain (FR) Hcp 7f 1 8-12 79 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor H'cap
Gowran Park 16/06/19 Zarzyni Mdn 7f 1 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Limerick 15/06/19 Metal Man Mdn 1m 3f 110yds 7 9-5 M'dn
Limerick 15/06/19 Waterboy Hcp 1m 5 9-13 68 Stagefright Play Live July 13th H'cap
Limerick 15/06/19 Made In Pimlico Mdn 7f 14 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn
Cork 14/06/19 Moteo F 1m 4f 3 9-9 93 Munster Oaks Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Cork 14/06/19 Invincible Queen Hcp 1m 110yds 6 9-13 58 Gina & The Champions Play July 12 H'cap (Div 2)
Cork 14/06/19 Rayounpour Mdn 1m 2f 4 9-5 Hothouse Flowers Play After Racing M'dn
Cork 14/06/19 Massif Central Hcp 1m 4f 2 9-12 98 Cork Derby
Cork 14/06/19 Angelic Queen Mdn 5f 4 9-0 Matchbook Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Cork 14/06/19 Nanafullam Hcp 1m 110yds 8 9-0 59 Gina & The Champions Play July 12 H'cap (Div 1)
Cork 14/06/19 Dash D'or Hcp 5f 3 9-8 78 Matchbook Exchange Irish EBF (F) H'cap
Leopardstown 13/06/19 Balefire Hcp 1m 3 9-1 78 'Coolio' H'cap €1,700
Leopardstown 13/06/19 Miss Snossyboots F 1m 2f 8 9-8 83 Fitzers Catering Rated Race
Leopardstown 13/06/19 Kalanoura Mdn 7f 30yds 4 9-0 81 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €800

*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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