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 2016/2017706995€48,125€34,475€82,600
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 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 24/03/17 Guanabara Bay Hcp 6f 10 9-9 70 Dubai World Cup Live Tomorrow On ATR Hcp
Dundalk 24/03/17 Cristy's Call Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 6 9-7 57 Watch The Dubai World Cup On ATR H'cap
Dundalk 24/03/17 Three Majors Hcp 1m 5 9-5 56 Follow @attheraces Twitter H'cap
Dundalk 16/03/17 Your Pal Tal (GB) Hcp 7f 5 9-0 51 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap €225
Dundalk 03/03/17 Only Spoofing Hcp 7f 11 9-2 62 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap
Dundalk 03/03/17 Cappadocia F 6f 6 9-1 64 Dundalk Stadium Business Claiming Race
Dundalk 03/03/17 Rive Normande (FR) Mdn 1m 10 9-2 Dundalk Stadium-Light Up Your Night M'dn
Dundalk 24/02/17 Shukhov Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-3 54 Ready Mixed Concrete H'cap (Div 2) €450
Dundalk 24/02/17 Cristy's Call Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-4 55 Ready Mixed Concrete H'cap (Div 1) €1,800
Dundalk 24/02/17 Political Policy Hcp 1m 5 9-10 89 Anglo Printers H'cap €400
Dundalk 24/02/17 Bubbly Bellini Hcp 7f 3 10-0 65 CBE H'cap €900
Dundalk 17/02/17 Specific Gravity (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 6 9-4 84 Racing Post H'cap
Dundalk 17/02/17 Hailstone Hcp 1m 2 9-10 75 Carrickdale Hotel & Spa H'cap €2,400
Dundalk 17/02/17 Amazing Mary Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-2 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn
Dundalk 17/02/17 Bubblesontherise Hcp 5f 8 9-0 51 Fast Shipping Ireland Ltd. H'cap
Dundalk 17/02/17 Harbour A Secret (GB) Mdn 1m 4 9-5 75 Print Express M'dn €550
Dundalk 10/02/17 Nivvo Mdn 1m 3 9-0 Sevens Cabs & Coach Hire (Fillies) M'dn €1,100
Dundalk 10/02/17 Daisy's Flyer Mdn 6f 6 9-0 Fyffes M'dn
Dundalk 10/02/17 Cristy's Call Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-4 55 McGeough's Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk Hcp (Div 2) €900
Dundalk 10/02/17 Political Policy F 2m 3 9-4 90 ASM Chartered Accountants Race €1,500
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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).