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 2016/20171291113197€88,125€68,988€157,113
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
Punchestown 22/10/16 Lisa's Legacy (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-6 110 XSP Available At BETDAQ.COM H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 22/10/16 Nine Stiches BegCh 2m 3 11-12 Download The BETDAQ App Beginners Schase €1,300
Punchestown 22/10/16 Ballyegan Hero MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 BETDAQ Serious About Sport M'dn H'dle €1,250
Punchestown 22/10/16 Last Goodbye BegCh 2m 4f 2 11-12 BETDAQ.COM Free Bets Beginners S'chase €2,600
Punchestown 22/10/16 Delayed Eloquence MdnHdl 2m 10 11-5 Software On BETDAQTRADERS.COM M'dn H'dle
Thurles 20/10/16 Ashjan (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 10-12 Devils Bit 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €250
Thurles 20/10/16 Freedom Square HcpHdl 2m 6f 110yds p.u. 11-7 88 Leugh H'cap H'dle
Thurles 20/10/16 Bentelimar Hdl 2m 6f 110yds 2 11-0 138 He'llberemembered H'dle €3,600
Roscommon 17/10/16 Sonny B HcpCh 3m 1f 76yds 2 11-8 124 Follow Roscommon On Facebook H'cap S'ch €3,200
Roscommon 17/10/16 Rappelling MdnHdl 2m 10 10-13 Knockcroghery (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Cork 16/10/16 Thats Mypresenting HcpHdl 2m 3f 15 11-9 106 Christmas Party Package H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 14/10/16 Northon (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 172yds 7 11-0 85 Ode To Autumn H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 14/10/16 Roevin Star HcpCh 2m 5f 110yds p.u. 11-6 94 Birthday Greetings H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 13/10/16 Federici (GB) Ch 3m 1f 3 11-1 130 Irish Daily Star S'chase (Grade 3) €4,000
Punchestown 12/10/16 Rockey Storm HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-7 97 Exclusive Stable Talk Hcap Hdle
Punchestown 12/10/16 That's My Robin MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 Bet 5 Get 20 In Bets M'dn H'dle €313
Galway 11/10/16 Copy Print HcpHdl 2m 110yds 3 10-11 109 Galway City & Salthill Publicans Hcp Hdl €1,700
Limerick 09/10/16 Oiche Mhaith Boy Hdl 2m 2f 3 11-0 127 Maurice Power Solicitors H'dle €2,100
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Chase The Challis HcpHdl 2m 4f 14 11-9 92 Shelbourne FC Race Day H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Faith's Aurora MdnHdl 2m 13 10-10 Jumps Returns To Fairyhouse 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).