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, Henry De Bromhead, Liz Doyle

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. Brian notched up his 200th career success when the Eoin Doyle-trained Roevin Star won the Boolavogue Handicap Chase at Wexford on June 21st, 2017. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/20188366910€47,813€31,300€79,113
National Hunt 2016/201730218183417€153,125€120,463€273,588
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 22/07/17 Roevin Star HcpCh 3m 12 11-9 99 Racing Again July 27th H'cap S'chase
Limerick 22/07/17 Khalessi HcpHdl 3m 11 11-0 105 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Storm Racer (GER) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-4 Like Us On Facebook M'dn H'dle €275
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Dorkas (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 170yds 4 11-7 Tom McCormack Memorial Cup (M) Mdn H'dle €550
Killarney 18/07/17 Thats Mypresenting HcpCh 2m 6f 150yds 4 11-8 112 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap S'chase €750
Killarney 17/07/17 Ardera Cross HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-9 99 Irish Examiner H'cap H'dle €2,400
Sligo 16/07/17 Captains And Kings HcpHdl 2m 4f 110yds 2 11-1 84 Durkin Bros. Electrical H'cap H'dle €2,100
Cork 14/07/17 Sackfullofdreams MdnHdl 2m 13 11-6 102 Family Fun Day August 7th M'dn H'dle
Cork 14/07/17 Ted MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 88 Team Matchbook Goes Racing M'dn H'dle €1,350
Downpatrick 13/07/17 South Of Java MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 6 11-1 Best Family Fun Day Ever (C&G) M'dn H'dl
Limerick 09/07/17 The King Of Brega HcpCh 2m 6f 120yds 10 11-2 130 Galway Plate Trial H'cap Sch
Limerick 09/07/17 Poormans Hill BegCh 2m 2f 15 11-12 Book At Beg S'chase
Wexford 07/07/17 Roevin Star HcpCh 2m 4f 3 11-1 98 Michael Moore Mercedes Athlone Hcap S'ch €1,250
Wexford 07/07/17 Chestnut Brave MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 10-13 (Mares) M'dn H'dle €7,188
Wexford 07/07/17 Bentelimar NovCh 2m 3 11-12 137 Brendan Cullimore Electric Novice Schase €1,500
Tipperary 06/07/17 Alamgiyr HcpHdl 3m 5 11-7 90 Follow H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €250
Kilbeggan 26/06/17 Alamgiyr HcpHdl 3m 180yds 4 11-7 90 Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar H'cap Hdle (Div 1) €525
Kilbeggan 26/06/17 Captains And Kings HcpHdl 3m 180yds 2 11-1 84 Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar H'cap Hdle (Div 2) €2,100
Gowran Park 24/06/17 Smitty Bacall MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 Gain (C&G) M'dn H'dle €1,350
Gowran Park 24/06/17 Ardera Cross HcpHdl 2m 6 11-9 99 Whitfield Orthopaedic Clinic H'cap H'dle (Div 1)

*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).