Brian O'Connell

County of origin: Limerick

First winner: Shoot The Breeze (Philip Fenton) Down Royal, May 2nd, 2005

Significant horses: Dunguib, Don Cossack, Lieutenant Colonel, Last Instalment, Jack Absolute, Rich Revival, Argocat, Real Steel, Caim Hill

Assoc. Trainers: John Joe Walsh, Kieran Purcell, Eoin Doyle, Shay Barry

Did you know:

Among Brian O’Connell's 43 winners as an amateur rider was a Cheltenham Festival bumper success on Philip Fenton's Dunguib in March, 2009. His first success as a professional came when he won the Grade 1 Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle on the same horse at Fairyhouse on December 2nd of the same year. No stranger to the winners' enclosure, O’Connell enjoyed further high-profile success when partnering the Fenton-trained Last Instalment to an impressive victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in 2014 and scored another big win at Punchestown later in the year when taking the Grade1 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase on the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2016/20171661215257€95,625€82,188€177,813
National Hunt 2015/201630122282626€164,663€143,023€307,685
National Hunt 2014/201540932314433€338,940€161,765€500,705
National Hunt 2013/201439120224021€300,970€133,833€434,803
National Hunt 2012/201334121201527€214,270€76,543€290,813
National Hunt 2011/201225912171321€123,210€54,238€177,448
National Hunt 2010/201115358711€69,650€27,083€96,733
National Hunt 2010/20112041381610€104,800€59,783€164,583
National Hunt 2009/20101044256€32,900€18,870€51,770
National Hunt 2009/2010155010€153,850€4,280€158,130

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Market's Field MdnHdl 2m 2f 11 11-9 Irish Racing Yearbook M'dn H'dle
Limerick 02/12/16 Justmemyselfandi MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-12 Book Online At limerickraces.ie Mdn Hdle (Div 1) €2,000
Limerick 02/12/16 Jetstream Joe MdnHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-12 Book Online At limerickraces.ie Mdn Hdle (Div 2)
Thurles 01/12/16 Garrai Phaidin HcpCh 2m 6f 3 11-1 107 www.thurlesraces.ie H'cap S'chase €1,200
Navan 27/11/16 Nathans Lad MdnHdl 2m 29 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 26/11/16 Uncle Danny BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Gowran-Park 26/11/16 Jetstream Joe MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 Race That Stops A County M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 26/11/16 Without Limites (FR) NovHdl 2m 3 11-3 Join Gowran Park Golf Club Novice H'dle €1,500
Thurles 24/11/16 Mozilla (FR) MdnHdl 2m 7f 22yds 12 10-13 Sportsmens (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Thurles 24/11/16 Dr Waluigi HcpHdl 2m 11yds 6 11-6 95 Fogarty Concrete Novice H'cap H'dle
Thurles 24/11/16 Old Meadow BegCh 2m 2f 9 11-12 Jim Murphy Fence Builder Beginners S'ch
Wexford 22/11/16 Mason Dixon HcpCh 3m 1f 110yds p.u. 10-11 80 Selskar H'cap S'chase
Cork 20/11/16 Cliff House HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-10 137 Blackwater H'cap H'dle €2,500
Cork 20/11/16 Miss Attymon MdnHdl 2m 23 11-0 www.racinghomeforeaster.com M'dn H'dle
Cork 20/11/16 Maguire's Glen BegCh 2m 5f p.u. 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Beg. S'chase
Punchestown 19/11/16 Last Goodbye BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 Gain Support Laois GAA Beginners S'chase
Clonmel 17/11/16 Thats Mypresenting HcpHdl 2m 3f 63yds 3 11-8 105 Clonmel Oil Race Day H'cap H'dle €1,200
Fairyhouse 16/11/16 Nerual MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 10-13 Fairyhouse Membership 2017 Mares Mdn Hdl €1,000
Fairyhouse 16/11/16 Ardera Cross HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-10 93 Book Easter Festival Tickets H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 16/11/16 Baby Moon MdnHdl 2m 10 10-11 Christmas Parties At Fairyhouse Mdn Hdle
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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).