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 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 25/11/16 Cappadocia Hcp 6f 4 9-13 63 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (Div 2) €450
Dundalk 25/11/16 Goodnite Irina Mdn 7f 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auct(F)M'dn
Dundalk 25/11/16 Bubblesontherise Hcp 6f 12 9-11 61 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 25/11/16 Twin Falls Mdn 1m 13 9-0 69 Dundalk Business Club 2017 (Fillies) Mdn
Dundalk 25/11/16 Palavicini Run F 1m 2f 150yds 4 8-12 67 Irishinjuredjockeys.com Claiming Race €450
Dundalk 25/11/16 Brokopondo Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-10 74 Crowne Plaza Jockey&Trainer Awards H'cap €1,200
Dundalk 25/11/16 Eleuthera (GB) Hcp 7f 13 9-5 78 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 25/11/16 Seapoint Hcp 1m 6 9-2 65 New Year's Greyhound Racing Nursery Hcap
Dundalk 18/11/16 Complicit Hcp 5f 10 9-6 79 Dundalk - Light Up Your Night H'cap
Dundalk 18/11/16 Havelock Ellis (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 14 8-11 48 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 18/11/16 Sixtyfiveroses Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-0 49 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap (Div 2) €225
Dundalk 18/11/16 Puntillas Mdn 1m 4f 8 9-0 www.dundalkstadium.com M'dn
Dundalk 18/11/16 Meetyouatthemoon Mdn 6f 1 9-0 74 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €8,750
Dundalk 18/11/16 Veil Of Stars F 1m 7 9-0 75 Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race
Dundalk 18/11/16 Political Policy Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-10 96 New Years Eve Greyhound Racing H'cap €4,800
Dundalk 11/11/16 All The Mollies Mdn 1m 8 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 11/11/16 Cappadocia F 6f 1 8-10 53 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race €5,625
Dundalk 11/11/16 Mai O'Higgins Mdn 7f 1 9-0 www.dundalkstadium.com M'dn €6,875
Dundalk 11/11/16 Caminel Hcp 7f 5 8-9 42 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Hcap (Div 1) €225
Dundalk 09/11/16 Sixtyfiveroses Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 8-12 43 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap (Div 1) €1,800
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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).