Donnacha O'Brien

Date of Birth:  22/07/1998
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 Annmarie, was also giving Joseph his first training success at the highest level. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/2016448748€50,400€20,885€71,285
Winter All Weather 2014/2015487465€42,350€13,890€56,240
Flat 201624440433636€586,400€370,738€957,138
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 Prize Money
Curragh 25/09/16 Jaqen H'Ghar Hcp 1m 7 9-0 86 Dublin Coach H'cap
Curragh 25/09/16 Yucatan F 1m 2 9-3 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes €24,000
Dundalk 23/09/16 Thomas O'Malley Mdn 6f 6 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn
Dundalk 23/09/16 Mademoiselle Penny Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-2 68 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Apprentice Hcap
Dundalk 23/09/16 Ol' Man River F 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-3 100 Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Race €750
Curragh 22/09/16 Eavesdrop Mdn 1m 2f 5 8-12 80 Irish Blue Cross (Fillies) M'dn €300
Curragh 22/09/16 Art Nouvelle Mdn 6f 1 8-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €10,313
Curragh 22/09/16 Apache Gold Hcp 6f 6 9-0 54 RACE & Irish School of Farriery H'cap
Naas 21/09/16 Family Crest Mdn 7f 5 9-2 Racing Again October 16th M'dn €275
Naas 21/09/16 Courage Under Fire (USA) Mdn 5f 1 9-2 105 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €9,688
Naas 21/09/16 Perfect Storm Mdn 1m 2 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auct Mdn €3,400
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Bound Mdn 1m 2 8-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €3,100
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Tang Dynasty Mdn 1m 5 9-2 82 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €388
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Daliyan Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 4 10-0 74 Gowran Golf Membership Apprentice H'cap €500
Listowel 16/09/16 Richard Strauss Mdn 7f 6 9-2 Old Castle Median Auction M'dn
Listowel 14/09/16 Island Remede (GB) F 1m 1f 12 9-4 94 Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks
Listowel 13/09/16 Ensign (GB) Mdn 7f 3 9-2 Jet O'Carroll Memorial EBF M'dn €1,650
Curragh 11/09/16 Diable d'Or F 6f 63yds 12 9-1 Tattersalls Ire. Super Auction Sale Stks
Curragh 11/09/16 Lancaster Bomber (USA) F 7f 5 9-3 99 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes €10,500
Curragh 11/09/16 Intricately F 7f 1 9-0 104 Moyglare Stud Stakes €203,000

*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).