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. 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 2017345824€41,250€68,025€109,275
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 Prize Money
Navan 24/04/17 Medal Of Honour (GB) Mdn 5f 182yds 11 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Navan 24/04/17 Homesman (USA) Mdn 1m 2f 4 9-5 Kilberry (C&G) M'dn €625
Navan 23/04/17 Intelligence Cross (USA) F 5f 182yds 3 9-6 109 Coolmore Stud Power Stakes (Listed) €4,750
Navan 23/04/17 Damselfly Mdn 5f 5 9-0 Coolmore Stud Requinto EBF (Fillies) Mdn €438
Navan 23/04/17 Apparition Hcp 1m 2f 3 9-4 76 Wesco Electrical Anniversary H'cap €1,250
Navan 23/04/17 Pocketfullofdreams (FR) F 1m 2f 2 9-0 90 Coolmore Stud EBF Salsabil Stakes (Listed) €11,500
Navan 23/04/17 Tommy Welsh Hcp 1m 5f 6 9-10 70 Come To The Family Day May 20th H'cap
Dundalk 21/04/17 Spirit Power (GB) F 5f 2 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race €4,000
Dundalk 21/04/17 Ruby Gates Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-13 64 Light Up Your Night Apprentice H'cap €6,250
Tipperary 20/04/17 Motherland F 1m 4f 2 9-9 105 Race €2,600
Tipperary 20/04/17 Afternoon Delight Mdn 1m 1f 5 9-0 Tipperary Races (Fillies) Maiden €300
Tipperary 20/04/17 Venice Beach Mdn 1m 4f 1 9-5 Fundraising At Tipperary Races M'dn €7,500
Cork 15/04/17 Wimbourne Mdn 1m 100yds 11 9-5 Mallow M'dn
Cork 15/04/17 Remember The Days Hcp 1m 100yds 2 9-13 78 Most Stylish Easter Sunday H'cap €2,400
Cork 15/04/17 Pocketfullofdreams (FR) Mdn 1m 2f 2 9-0 Blackwater M'dn €2,400
Cork 15/04/17 Jaqen H'Ghar Hcp 1m 2f 12 9-9 97 Cork H'cap
Dundalk 12/04/17 True Blue Moon Mdn 5f 1 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €9,375
Dundalk 12/04/17 San Remo Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-7 86 Dundalk Stadium H'cap €10,625
Dundalk 12/04/17 Intelligence Cross (USA) F 7f 4 9-6 110 Avenue Inn, Dundalk Patton Stakes (Listed) €2,250
Naas 09/04/17 Sebastiano Ricci Mdn 5f 5 9-2 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).