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 2016/201724014173211€109,375€105,963€215,338
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
Navan 19/02/17 Ned's Island MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Get Your 2017 Navan Membership M'dn H'dl
Gowran-Park 18/02/17 Mozoltov (GB) Ch 2m 4f 3 11-3 149 Red Mills S'chase (Grade 2) €4,500
Gowran-Park 18/02/17 Delface (FR) MdnHdl 2m 10 11-7 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 18/02/17 Nine Stiches BegCh 2m 4f 5 11-12 Beginners S'chase €350
Gowran-Park 18/02/17 Sonny B HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-8 127 At The Races Careys Cottage H'cap Schase €925
Clonmel 16/02/17 Hard Bought HcpCh 2m 1f 103yds 5 11-2 98 Nire Valley H'cap S'chase €300
Clonmel 16/02/17 Strike Is Back MdnHdl 2m 2f 104yds 7 10-12 Demesne (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 16/02/17 Dr Waluigi BegCh 2m 1f 103yds 4 11-12 Kilsheelan Beginners S'chase €600
Clonmel 16/02/17 Auntie's Nephew MdnHdl 2m 40yds 10 11-11 Clonmel M'dn H'dle
Naas 11/02/17 Dorkas (GB) Ch 2m 5 10-7 BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat(Mares)S'chase (Listed) €813
Naas 11/02/17 Jefferson Davis MdnHdl 2m 8 10-12 Credo Pizza Supporting Kill GAA Mdn Hdle
Naas 11/02/17 Romantic MdnHdl 2m 3f 22 11-12 O'Driscoll O'Neil Supp Kill GAA Mdn Hdle
Thurles 09/02/17 Fr Captain Murphy MdnHdl 2m 6f 72yds 13 11-2 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Thurles 09/02/17 Give Battle MdnHdl 2m 8 11-3 M'dn H'dle
Thurles 09/02/17 St Agnes Church BegCh 2m 45yds 13 11-5 Templemore Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 05/02/17 The King Of Brega Ch 3m 9 12-0 130 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'chase
Punchestown 05/02/17 Oscar Lantern BegCh 2m 6f 6 11-12 Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Beg S'chase
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Jefferson Davis MdnHdl 2m 14 10-12 Leading Light & Ocovango M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 31/01/17 Qery MdnHdl 2m 10 11-2 Sean Graham Bookmakers M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 29/01/17 After Aspen HcpCh 2m 5f 7 11-5 116 'Club 30' Membership H'cap S'chase

*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).