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. The Bolger-trained Lady Wingshot gave him his first listed success in the Knockaire Stakes at Leopardstown in November, 2012 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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
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 201624420172619€195,925€281,944€477,869
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 Prize Money
Roscommon 29/08/16 Simtana Star Mdn 7f 56yds 10 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Roscommon 29/08/16 Ducky Mallon Hcp 7f 56yds 3 9-12 73 H'cap
Roscommon 29/08/16 Spirit Of Paris Mdn 1m 3f 174yds 5 9-0 60 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Roscommon 29/08/16 Ibergman Hcp 1m 2f 25yds 3 9-10 90 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap
Curragh 28/08/16 Complicit Hcp 6f 5 9-9 84 Tipperary Crystal Rose Of Tralee H'cap
Curragh 28/08/16 Epsom Icon (GB) F 1m 1f 2 9-3 105 Snow Fairy (Fillies) Stakes
Curragh 28/08/16 Breathe Easy Hcp 1m 12 8-13 89 Tote Irish Cambridgeshire
Navan 27/08/16 Lexi's Red Devil Hcp 1m 6f p.u. 8-12 48 Like Navan On Facebook H'cap
Navan 27/08/16 Moment Of Truth Hcp 1m 2f 17 9-4 60 Navan Members H'cap
Navan 27/08/16 Pepperminty Mdn 5f 4 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Navan 27/08/16 Little Miss Willow Mdn 5f 182yds 8 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Navan 27/08/16 Katie Bush Mdn 1m 13 9-0 Racing Again September 3rd M'dn
Navan 27/08/16 Palavicini Run Hcp 5f 7 8-13 66 H'cap
Tipperary 25/08/16 Lady Mona Lisa Mdn 1m 1f 6 9-0 Tickets (Fillies) Mdn
Tipperary 25/08/16 Ostaiocht Mdn 7f 100yds 6 9-5 Camas Park Stud EBF M'dn
Tipperary 25/08/16 Lina De Vega F 7f 100yds 3 9-0 Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes €6,500
Tipperary 25/08/16 Byzantium (GB) F 5f 7 9-2 90 Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Miss Temple Hcp 5f 4 9-0 49 Holcroft Motors Peugeot Hill Sprint Hcap €356
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Political Policy Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-2 75 Drogheda Traders Plate H'cap €500
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Society Ranger Mdn 7f 190yds 4 8-12 48 Awards And Gifts Claiming M'dn €575

*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).