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 2016/2017951010145€80,313€47,625€127,938
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 24/09/16 Thekingofrocknroll MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 Troytown Bar M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 23/09/16 St Peter's Square BegCh 2m 2f 110yds p.u. 11-12 Strictly For Beginners S'chase
Ballinrobe 20/09/16 Wilms Warrior MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,300
Listowel 17/09/16 Delvin Road HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 11-4 126 M.J. Carroll ARRO H'cap H'dle
Listowel 14/09/16 Baltic Voyager MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 100 M.S.D. Animal Health M'dn H'dle
Listowel 12/09/16 Wilms Warrior MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 Listowel (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,400
Listowel 11/09/16 Moorland Hdl 2m 9 10-12 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle
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

*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).