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 201627847484040€648,588€420,760€1,069,348
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
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Oedipus Rex Mdn 1m 15 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Spirit Of Valor (USA) F 7f 2 9-3 Killavullan Stakes (Group 3)
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Tang Dynasty Hcp 1m 4 9-4 80 Leopardstown Club Members Nursery H'cap
Naas 16/10/16 Spirit Of Valor (USA) Mdn 6f 1 9-2 Tifrums EBF (C&G) M'dn €9,688
Naas 16/10/16 Alluringly (USA) Mdn 6f 5 8-13 Coulsty EBF (Fillies) M'dn €413
Naas 16/10/16 Hibiscus F 1m 4f 6 9-0 95 Anjaal EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) €1,150
Naas 16/10/16 Bravery Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-8 99 Profile Systems Naas October H'cap
Cork 15/10/16 Cliffs Of Moher Mdn 7f 5 9-2 Coolmore Most Improved M'dn €300
Cork 15/10/16 Black Hawk War (USA) F 1m 100yds 2 9-4 99 Navigation Stakes (Listed) €9,000
Cork 15/10/16 Galilean Hcp 1m 100yds 1 9-8 86 Annual Ticket 2017 Nursery H'cap €8,125
Cork 15/10/16 London (FR) Mdn 1m 100yds 2 9-2 85 Christmas Party Package M'dn €2,200
Curragh 10/10/16 Galilean Mdn 1m 1f 4 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €825
Curragh 10/10/16 Jaqen H'Ghar Hcp 1m 2f 1 9-8 86 Guy And Anne - 50 Years Wed Today H'cap €10,313
Curragh 10/10/16 Whats The Plot Hcp 1m 4f 14 9-7 66 Curragh Racecourse Finale Of 2016 H'cap
Curragh 10/10/16 Nutcracker Suite Mdn 7f 11 8-13 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 09/10/16 Spirit Of Valor (USA) Mdn 6f 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,650
Curragh 09/10/16 Butterflies F 1m 5 9-0 99 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed) €1,410
Curragh 09/10/16 Bravery F 1m 4f 4 9-0 94 Brown Panther Stakes (Listed) €2,250
Curragh 09/10/16 Cradle Mountain Hcp 2m 2 9-0 89 Tote Cesarewitch €20,000
Limerick 08/10/16 Family Crest Mdn 7f 5 9-2 Book Online At M'dn €275

*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).