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, Henry De Bromhead, Liz Doyle

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. Brian notched up his 200th career success when the Eoin Doyle-trained Roevin Star won the Boolavogue Handicap Chase at Wexford on June 21st, 2017. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/20181161061214€81,563€37,500€119,063
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Navan 23/09/17 Fern Owl (GB) MdnHdl 2m 23 11-12 At The Races M'dn H'dle
Navan 23/09/17 The Winkler HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-2 127 At The Races H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Cottonvale HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 3 11-11 91 JP H'cap H'dle
Galway 18/09/17 Dorkas (GB) HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 11-3 97 Colm Quinn BMW H'cap S'chase €1,250
Listowel 16/09/17 Cottonvale HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-2 92 Tote H'cap H'dle
Listowel 15/09/17 Trojan Lass MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-5 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Wexford 02/09/17 Alamgiyr HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-5 87 All New Renault Koleos H'cap H'dle
Wexford 02/09/17 Naughty Molly HcpCh 3m 1f 50yds fell 10-10 86 John Cullen Grain Ltd. H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 01/09/17 Nomanbehind MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-4 Tayto Group Ltd. M'dn H'dle €550
Down Royal 01/09/17 Adelena MdnHdl 2m 13 10-12 Allied Bakeries (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 31/08/17 Prince Garyantle HcpHdl 3m 10 10-12 109 Hibernia Steel Products H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 28/08/17 Atlantic Breaker BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 4 11-12 Win A Trip To Croatia Beginners S'chase €600
Killarney 26/08/17 Mackey Boy BegCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-12 Malton Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 25/08/17 Storm Racer (GER) MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 4 11-4 Summer Party Pack Group Booking Mdn Hdle €575
Killarney 24/08/17 Justmemyselfandi BegCh 2m 6f 150yds fell 11-12 Killarney Oaks Hotel Beginners S'chase
Tramore 20/08/17 Conduct Yourself BegCh 2m 6f u.r. 11-7 Tramore Amusement Park (Mares) Beg. S'ch
Tramore 18/08/17 Ardera Cross HcpHdl 2m 5f 1 11-4 101 www.seednecessities.com H'cap H'dle €8,125
Tramore 18/08/17 Dorkas (GB) HcpCh 2m 6f fell 11-11 94 Tom Murphy Car Sales H'cap S'chase
Tramore 18/08/17 Bentelimar Ch 2m 6f 2 11-5 137 EY S'chase €4,000
Tramore 18/08/17 Let Her Cry HcpHdl 2m 9 11-4 99 Flynn Hotel Group (Mares) H'cap H'dle
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*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).

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