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 2016/20172081317318€101,250€97,975€199,225
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
Fairyhouse 15/01/17 Kalogan BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase
Punchestown 14/01/17 Arkwrisht (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 8 11-12 Beginners S'chase
Naas 08/01/17 Dorkas (GB) BegCh 2m 7 11-7 Rushes Supervalu EBF (Mares) Beg. Schase
Cork 07/01/17 Slaney Craiglegacy MdnHdl 3m 13 11-1 McCarthy Insurance Group M'dn H'dle
Cork 07/01/17 Cliffside Park BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 McCarthy Insurance Group Beg. S'chase
Cork 07/01/17 Cliff House HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-10 138 Gerardine McCarthy Memorial H'cap H'dle
Tramore 01/01/17 Ardera Cross HcpHdl 2m 2 11-8 96 Currans South East Cleaners H'cap H'dle €2,100
Tramore 01/01/17 Ask The Legend (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5f p.u. 10-11 Ryan's Racecourse Services M'dn H'dle
Tramore 01/01/17 One Can Cally NovCh 2m 5 11-3 W&T Supporters Club Rated Novice S'chase €300
Tramore 01/01/17 Let Her Cry HcpHdl 2m 5f 8 11-9 104 Ani-Pets Veterinary Clinic H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 31/12/16 Bentelimar BegCh 3m 1f 90yds 3 11-12 Buy Your 2017 Annual Membership Beg.S'ch €1,300
Punchestown 31/12/16 The Mulcare Rover HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-4 122 Buy Your Tickets Online H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 31/12/16 Hard Bought HcpCh 2m 9 10-8 99 Goffs Punchestown Sale H'cap S'chase
Limerick 29/12/16 Circe's Island HcpHdl 2m 3f 13 11-6 94 Ryans Cleaning H'cap H'dle
Limerick 29/12/16 Nathans Lad MdnHdl 2m 3f 12 11-4 Racing Post M'dn H'dle
Limerick 29/12/16 St Agnes Church BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 8 11-7 Limerick Vets (Mares) Beginners S'chase
Limerick 28/12/16 Swamp Fox Hdl 2m 3 11-1 134 The Irish Independent H'dle (Listed) €2,850
Limerick 28/12/16 Nine Stiches BegCh 2m 1f 160yds 5 11-12 D Pack Packaging Celebrating Beg S'chase €338
Limerick 28/12/16 Cloudybackwest MdnHdl 2m 12 11-2 Woodlands House Hotel Adare M'dn H'dle
Limerick 28/12/16 That's My Robin HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 10-9 85 Parkway Shopping Centre H'cap 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).