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. 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. 

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 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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Dundalk 08/12/17 Medal Of Honour (GB) Mdn 7f 1 9-5 86 Winter Series At Dundalk 2018 M'dn €7,500
Dundalk 08/12/17 Highly Approved Hcp 6f 6 9-5 62 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 08/12/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 2m 3 9-11 96 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap €2,500
Dundalk 01/12/17 Downdraft Mdn 1m 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €375
Dundalk 01/12/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-6 86 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap €15,625
Dundalk 24/11/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-10 79 Crowne Plaza Jockey&Trainer Awards H'cap €7,500
Dundalk 24/11/17 Teardrop Island (USA) Hcp 1m 11 9-11 74 Joe Wall's 70th Birthday Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 27/10/17 Boragh Steps Hcp 5f 7 9-13 83 Irishinjuredjockeys.com Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 27/10/17 Super Network Mdn 1m 8 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn
Dundalk 27/10/17 Pavlenko (JPN) F 1m 8 9-0 93 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley (F) Stks (Listed)
Navan 25/10/17 Auckland Hcp 5f 182yds 4 9-4 85 Like Navan On Facebook H'cap €850
Navan 25/10/17 Escamillo (GB) Mdn 1m 1 9-5 Navan Welcomes Owners (C&G) Med Auct Mdn €7,500
Fairyhouse 24/10/17 Castrogiovanni Mdn 6f 1 9-5 72 Gillian Carey Award Winner Med Auct M'dn €8,125
Fairyhouse 24/10/17 Highly Approved Hcp 6f 5 9-8 65 Shelbourne F.C. Race Day Nursery H'cap €288
Leopardstown 22/10/17 Julienne Mdn 1m 15yds 11 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 22/10/17 Cypress Creek Mdn 1m 15yds 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn €438
Leopardstown 22/10/17 Baroness Hcp 1m 15yds 1 9-9 79 Irish Injured Jockeys Nursery H'cap €7,500
Leopardstown 22/10/17 Kenya F 7f 1 9-3 Killavullan Stakes (Group 3) €36,000
Leopardstown 22/10/17 Finn McCool F 1m 2f 8 9-3 98 Trigo Stakes (Listed)
Leopardstown 22/10/17 Henry's Girl Hcp 1m 4f 11 10-0 80 Club Godolphin Student Initiative H'cap
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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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