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 2016/201787109135€80,313€43,925€124,238
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Galway 28/07/16 Bentelimar HcpHdl 2m 20yds 9 11-2 140 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap
Galway 27/07/16 Crown Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 5f 11yds 19 11-6 116 H'cap H'dle
Galway 26/07/16 Patsio BegCh 2m 2f 54yds u.r. 11-12 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase
Galway 25/07/16 Wildcatted (GER) HcpHdl 2m 139yds 5 11-3 100 Easyfix H'cap H'dle €375
Galway 25/07/16 St Lawrence Gap NovHdl 2m 139yds 6 11-4 107 Radissonhotel & Galwaybayhotel Nov H'dle
Limerick 03/07/16 Goingagainstmywill MdnHdl 2m 12 11-12 Limerick Racecourse Family Fun M'dn H'dl
Limerick 03/07/16 Dramatic Event HcpHdl 2m 5f fell 11-7 104 H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/16 I Would MdnHdl 2m 1f 10 11-4 Tierney Kitchens Balbriggan M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/16 Una's Pleasure HcpHdl 3m 14 11-8 103 Sean Rothwell Construction H'cap H'dle
Wexford 01/07/16 Ted HcpHdl 2m 6 11-8 91 Nick O'Donnell Memorial H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Wexford 01/07/16 All The J's MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 OceanFeed Equine M'dn H'dle
Wexford 01/07/16 Freedom Square HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-6 89 Nick O'Donnell Memorial H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Bellewstown 30/06/16 Mai Fitzs Jack HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 118 Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha H'cap H'dle €413
Bellewstown 30/06/16 Wildcatted (GER) HcpHdl 2m 1f 1 10-11 94 Kingbet H'cap H'dle €7,813
Kilbeggan 20/06/16 Hurry Kitty HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 11-0 100 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap S'chase €725
Kilbeggan 20/06/16 Clorinka HcpHdl 3m 140yds 14 11-0 83 Hurley Family H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 20/06/16 Rightback Atya NovCh 2m 3f 200yds p.u. 11-2 Ladies Day July 15th Novice S'chase
Gowran-Park 18/06/16 Annadiamond MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 18/06/16 Battle Of Clontarf MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-12 (C&G) M'dn H'dle €625
Wexford 15/06/16 Al Le Gone (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-4 Royal Ascot Extra Places M'dn H'dle

*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).