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 2017/2018302036€14,688€7,200€21,888
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
Punchestown 22/05/17 Una's Pleasure HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds w.d. 11-8 98 Punchestown For Events H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 22/05/17 Bag Of Diamonds (GB) MdnHdl 2m 170yds 9 11-7 M'dn H'dle
Limerick 21/05/17 Chosen Hour MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 Jackie Chan Allstars June 17th M'dn H'dl
Limerick 21/05/17 The Last Armada MdnHdl 2m 3f 14 11-7 4 Of Us Play June 23rd (Mares) M'dn H'dl
Clonmel 18/05/17 Alamgiyr MdnHdl 2m 3f 89yds 7 11-4 90 Clonacody (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 18/05/17 Ornua Hdl 2m 110yds 1 11-9 128 Supporters Club Guest Evening H'dle €7,813
Clonmel 18/05/17 You Can't Catch Me HcpHdl 2m 3f 89yds 8 11-4 110 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 18/05/17 Rockey Storm HcpHdl 2m 3f 89yds 3 11-12 95 Sliabh Na mBan H'cap H'dle €1,000
Punchestown 17/05/17 Back In Black MdnHdl 3m 8 11-12 Punchestown For Events M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 17/05/17 Lord Erskine MdnHdl 2m 150yds 20 11-4 Kildare Hunt Club M'dn H'dle
Killarney 15/05/17 The Mulcare Rover HcpHdl 2m 6f 8 10-13 121 Killarney Racecourse H'cap H'dle
Killarney 15/05/17 Chestnut Brave MdnHdl 2m 6f 3 10-13 M.D.O'Shea & Sons Mares M'dn H'dle €1,150
Kilbeggan 12/05/17 Magic Three (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 8 10-11 Kinnegad M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 12/05/17 Jefferson Davis HcpHdl 2m 4 10-12 110 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €750
Kilbeggan 12/05/17 Timmone BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 12 11-12 Sean Hughes Memorial Beginners S'chase
Tipperary 11/05/17 Una's Pleasure HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-8 98 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Hcp Hdl (Div 2) €575
Tipperary 11/05/17 First Crusade BegCh 2m 7f p.u. 11-13 Kedrah House Stud 'Well Chosen' Beg S'ch
Tipperary 11/05/17 Freedom Square HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-10 86 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Hcp Hdl (Div 1)
Wexford 06/05/17 Definite Soldier HcpHdl 3m 4 10-7 105 Kerins Supp Wexford Camogie H'cap H'dle €825
Wexford 06/05/17 Rockey Storm HcpHdl 2m 4 11-12 95 Murphy MSK Supp Wexford Camogie Hcp Hdle (Div 1) €500

*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).