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 2016/201727317183414€140,625€116,663€257,288
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 2010/201135718162321€174,450€86,865€261,315
National Hunt 2009/20101199266€186,750€23,150€209,900

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Limerick 30/03/17 Pumbaa HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds p.u. 11-4 130 Buy Twilight Racing Ticket H'cap S'chase
Limerick 30/03/17 Roisin A Chroi NovCh 3m 4 10-7 Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3)
Downpatrick 26/03/17 One Can Cally HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 3 10-13 96 Roadstud Installations Limited Hcap Hdle €1,200
Cork 23/03/17 Dr Zoom HcpHdl 2m 11 11-2 85 CIT Raise And Give H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 21/03/17 You Can't Catch Me BegCh 2m 5 11-12 Slievenamon Beginners S'chase €300
Limerick 19/03/17 Kilcrea Bridge (GB) MdnHdl 2m 6f 4 11-12 102 Hospitality Packages Limerick M'dn H'dle €650
Limerick 19/03/17 Oscar Lantern HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-0 111 Book Online Punter Pack H'cap S'chase
Limerick 19/03/17 Roisin A Chroi NovCh 2m 6f 120yds 5 11-0 Charleville EBF (Mares) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) €1,500
Limerick 18/03/17 Chosen Hour MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 Limerick On Twitter (C & G) M'dn H'dle €650
Limerick 18/03/17 Auntie's Nephew HcpHdl 2m 8 11-2 95 Limerick Family Fun Day 21st May Hcp Hdl
Wexford 17/03/17 Delface (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-2 Pinnacle Tomcoole Waters&Kellys Mdn Hdle €7,188
Wexford 17/03/17 Realt Mor HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 137 Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase
Wexford 17/03/17 Cadeau Du Bresil (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 60yds p.u. 11-5 119 Micheal O'Murchadha Memorial Rated H'dle
Wexford 17/03/17 Jefferson Davis HcpHdl 2m 1 10-10 102 Barry Ennis Memorial Novice H'cap H'dle €7,813
Wexford 17/03/17 Fr Captain Murphy MdnHdl 2m 6 11-4 LAD, Murform, McCrea & Raptic M'dn Hdle
Wexford 17/03/17 Patsio HcpCh 2m 3 10-9 106 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors Nov. H'cap S'ch €1,650
Gowran Park 11/03/17 Let Her Cry HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-6 103 Gowran Park Golf Captains H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 11/03/17 Auntie's Nephew MdnHdl 2m 5 11-12 Thomastown M'dn H'dle €325
Thurles 09/03/17 Ned's Island MdnHdl 2m 6 11-4 M'dn H'dle
Thurles 09/03/17 Coho HcpHdl 2m 12 11-0 83 Killinan H'cap 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).