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 
   
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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 2016/2017436465€38,125€19,425€57,550
Winter All Weather 2015/2016448748€50,400€20,885€71,285
Winter All Weather 2014/2015487465€42,350€13,890€56,240
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 17/02/17 Sweetasever Hcp 1m 4 9-4 70 Carrickdale Hotel & Spa H'cap €600
Dundalk 17/02/17 Remember The Days Mdn 1m 1 9-3 Print Express M'dn €6,875
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
Dundalk 20/01/17 Ligeti Hcp 1m 7 9-1 55 Mayfly Marketing H'cap
Dundalk 20/01/17 Song Of Love Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-7 78 Fitzpatrick's Bar & Restaurant H'cap €1,200
Dundalk 13/01/17 Burren View Lady Hcp 7f 11 9-12 62 Ashbrook Foods Apprentice H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 13/01/17 Sweetasever Hcp 7f 3 9-7 70 Bar One Racing H'cap €1,000
Dundalk 06/01/17 Thomas O'Malley Mdn 7f 5 9-4 75 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn €275
Dundalk 06/01/17 Tommy Welsh Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 10 9-4 Race Displays M'dn
Dundalk 06/01/17 Spirit Of Time Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 6 9-6 62 Marshes Shopping Centre Hcap (Div 2)
Dundalk 23/12/16 Serefeli Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-9 59 Winter Series At Dundalk Apprentice Hcap €900
Dundalk 23/12/16 Iskandar Prince (USA) Mdn 7f 6 9-2 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn (Div 1)
Dundalk 23/12/16 Thomas O'Malley Mdn 7f 2 9-2 78 Elusive Pimpernel M'dn (Div 2) €2,300
Dundalk 23/12/16 Eagle Spirit Hcp 1m 4 9-4 90 Happy Christmas To Our Patrons Nursery €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).