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:  Saxon Warrior, Intricately, Order Of St George, Happily, Nelson, Magical, El Salvador, Baraweez
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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. Donnacha rode out his claim when successful on his father's San Remo in the Dundalk Stadium Handicap at Dundalk on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017. 

Donnacha was 19 years old when he landed his first Classic victory when partnering Saxon Warrior, trained by Aidan O'Brien, to win the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5, 2018. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2017/2018237141€68,125€17,375€85,500
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 201812732272510€345,188€338,850€684,038
Flat 201728862392833€1,093,750€536,513€1,630,263
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Cork 17/06/18 Apparition Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-0 86 Cork Derby
Cork 17/06/18 Victory Salute Mdn 1m 2f 30yds 1 9-5 Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurance M'dn
Cork 17/06/18 Mohawk Mdn 7f 1 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Limerick 16/06/18 Cartes (GB) Mdn 7f 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn
Limerick 16/06/18 Conclusion (JPN) Mdn 1m 1 9-5 82 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Limerick 16/06/18 Christopher Robin F 1m 3f 70yds 1 9-7 80 Follow Limerick On Facebook Rated Race
Limerick 16/06/18 Pedisnap Hcp 1m 3 9-7 63 Acoustra Play Live July 14th H'cap
Limerick 16/06/18 Art Nouvelle Hcp 6f 150yds 7 9-13 74 Jake Carter Plays Live June 22nd H'cap
Fairyhouse 15/06/18 Most Gifted (USA) F 7f 3 9-0 99 Bookmakers Fillies Race
Fairyhouse 15/06/18 Waitingfortheday Hcp 6f 1 9-7 65 Summer Family Fun Day July 8th H'cap
Fairyhouse 15/06/18 Coral Beach Mdn 6f 4 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Fairyhouse 15/06/18 National Glory Mdn 6f 2 9-5 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers M'dn
Leopardstown 14/06/18 Rapture's Delight (GB) Hcp 1m 3 9-6 80 'Paddy & Saoirse Casey' H'cap €1,700
Leopardstown 14/06/18 Full Moon F 7f 30yds 5 8-13 93 Ballycorus Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €1,800
Leopardstown 14/06/18 National Guard (USA) Mdn 6f 2 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,500
Roscommon 11/06/18 Vhagar Mdn 7f 50yds 4 9-3 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn €1,000
Roscommon 11/06/18 Wisdom Mind Hcp 7f 50yds 3 9-7 85 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies H'cap €2,500
Roscommon 11/06/18 High Mounte Mdn 1m 2f 46yds 2 9-5 Connaughton Auctioneer's M'dn €2,400
Curragh 09/06/18 Latrobe Mdn 1m 4f 1 9-5 104 Brady Burns Insurance June Fest M'dn €8,125
Curragh 09/06/18 Cardini (USA) Mdn 6f 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €438

*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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