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 2016/2017322343€13,125€14,375€27,500
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Dundalk 13/01/17 Sweetasever Hcp 7f 3 9-7 70 Bar One Racing H'cap €1,000
Dundalk 13/01/17 Burren View Lady Hcp 7f 11 9-12 62 Ashbrook Foods Apprentice H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 06/01/17 Spirit Of Time Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 6 9-6 62 Marshes Shopping Centre Hcap (Div 2)
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 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 Serefeli Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-9 59 Winter Series At Dundalk Apprentice Hcap €900
Dundalk 23/12/16 Eagle Spirit Hcp 1m 4 9-4 90 Happy Christmas To Our Patrons Nursery €800
Dundalk 16/12/16 Duplication F 5f 2 9-4 84 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Race €3,000
Dundalk 16/12/16 Burren View Lady Hcp 7f 10 9-6 64 Crowne Plaza Hotel Apprentice H'cap
Dundalk 16/12/16 Tommy Welsh Mdn 1m 9 9-3 Happy Christmas From All At Dundalk M'dn
Dundalk 16/12/16 Song Of Love Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-3 67 Fund Raising Made Easy At Dundalk H'cap €6,250
Dundalk 07/12/16 Thomas O'Malley Mdn 7f 2 9-3 78 Winter Series At Dundalk 2017 M'dn €2,200
Dundalk 07/12/16 Pronounced Hcp 6f 6 9-7 69 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 07/12/16 Song Of Love Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-4 68 Fundraising Made Easy At Dundalk H'cap €250
Dundalk 07/12/16 Our Manekineko (GB) Hcp 1m 10 9-8 62 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 02/12/16 Duplication Mdn 5f 1 9-2 New Year's Eve Greyhound Racing M'dn €6,875
Dundalk 02/12/16 Iskandar Prince (USA) Mdn 1m 10 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Div 1)
Dundalk 02/12/16 Song Of Love Hcp 1m 9 9-7 68 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap

*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).