Donnacha O'Brien

Date of Birth:  July 22nd, 1998
   
County of origin:   Tipperary
   
First winner:  Quartz (Aidan O'Brien) Dundalk, September 7th, 2014
   
Assoc. Trainers:  Aidan O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien
   
Significant horses:  Intricately 
   
Follow Donnacha on Twitter:    @donnacha_obrien
   

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A son of Aidan O'Brien, Donnacha had just turned 16 when he rode his first winner on his father's Quartz at Dundalk in September, 2014. Big race success quickly came the teenager's way and the following month he landed the Irish Cesarewitch on El Salvador at the Curragh. His first Listed win came in the Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown on Kingfisher in June, 2015 and his first Group success came when Order Of St George won the Group 3 Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes at the Curragh on August 20th, 2016. But better was to come at the same course on Longines Irish Champions Weekend the following month when Donnacha captured his first Group 1 win on Intricately, trained by his brother Joseph, in the Moyglare Stud Stakes. The filly, bred by their mother Anne Marie, was also giving Joseph his first training success at the highest level. He was crowned champion apprentice rider at the end of the 2016 season. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/2017527577€44,375€24,550€68,925
Winter All Weather 2015/2016448748€50,400€20,885€71,285
Winter All Weather 2014/2015487465€42,350€13,890€56,240
Flat 201720100€0€0€0
Flat 201628948504140€657,338€440,860€1,098,198
Flat 201517214271515€230,500€122,140€352,640
Flat 2014467253€99,850€14,420€114,270

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Naas 26/03/17 Somehow F 1m 2 10-0 114 Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes (Group 3)
Naas 26/03/17 Inca Gold Mdn 1m 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 16/03/17 Remember The Days F 1m 4 9-4 80 Crowne Plaza Package Median Auction Race €750
Dundalk 16/03/17 Burren View Lady Hcp 7f u.r. 9-4 58 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap
Dundalk 16/03/17 Mezajy F 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-7 80 Dundalk Business Club 2017 Claiming Race €225
Dundalk 16/03/17 Ligeti Hcp 1m 4f 2 9-6 73 Light Up Your Night At Dundalk H'cap €2,000
Dundalk 16/03/17 Ruby Gates Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-9 64 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap €900
Dundalk 10/03/17 Burren View Lady Hcp 6f 6 9-7 58 Kennedy's Bar, Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 10/03/17 My Painter Hcp 1m 14 9-5 55 Fastfix Apprentice H'cap
Dundalk 03/03/17 Circus Ring Hcp 7f 1 9-8 71 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap €6,250
Dundalk 03/03/17 Remember The Days F 7f 4 9-1 82 32Red.com Race €1,250
Dundalk 17/02/17 Remember The Days Mdn 1m 1 9-3 Print Express M'dn €6,875
Dundalk 17/02/17 Sweetasever Hcp 1m 4 9-4 70 Carrickdale Hotel & Spa H'cap €600
Dundalk 10/02/17 Pyla Hcp 7f 10 9-13 71 Bulmers Apprentice H'cap
Dundalk 10/02/17 Tommy Welsh Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-5 59 McGeough's Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk Hcp (Div 1) €5,625
Dundalk 10/02/17 War Goddess Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-10 66 McGeough's Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk Hcp (Div 2) €5,625
Dundalk 03/02/17 No Biggie F 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-3 61 Connolly Kelly Accountants Claiming Race €450
Dundalk 03/02/17 War Goddess F 1m 4f 3 9-4 65 www.pelican.ie Party Rental Rated Race €1,000
Dundalk 27/01/17 World Of Good (GB) Mdn 1m 1 9-2 68 LMFM Radio Apprentice M'dn €6,875
Dundalk 27/01/17 Ruby Gates Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-8 63 BK Forklifts H'cap €1,800
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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).