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 
   
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 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 201727058382731€1,034,625€529,438€1,564,063
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 20/10/17 Cenotaph (USA) Hcp 7f 3 9-9 89 Book Your Christmas Party Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 20/10/17 Duplication F 5f 7 9-13 88 Al Basti Equiworld Mercury Stakes (Listed)
Dundalk 20/10/17 Pipes Of Peace Mdn 1m 2 9-5 84 www.dundalkstadium.com M'dn
Dundalk 20/10/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-7 84 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap
Dundalk 20/10/17 Ruby Quest Hcp 7f 4 9-8 57 Crowne Plaza Championship H'cap (Div 1)
Naas 15/10/17 Pavlenko (JPN) F 1m 5 9-0 93 Clodovil Irish EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed) €1,725
Naas 15/10/17 Detailed F 1m 4f 4 9-3 101 Anjaal Irish EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) €2,300
Naas 15/10/17 Full Moon Mdn 6f 3 9-5 Tifrums Irish EBF (C&G) M'dn €1,650
Naas 15/10/17 Dramatically (USA) Mdn 6f 1 9-0 Rathasker Stud Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn €10,938
Dundalk 13/10/17 French Mix (USA) Hcp 1m 4f 6 9-0 72 Dundalk Stadium On Facebook H'cap
Dundalk 13/10/17 Long Island Sound (USA) F 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-7 106 Al Basti Equiworld Carlingford Stakes (Listed)
Dundalk 13/10/17 Ruby Quest Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-5 59 CrownePlaza Leading Jockey&Trainer H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 13/10/17 Shalailah Mdn 7f 1 9-0 89 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (F) Med.Auc.Mdn €10,000
Dundalk 13/10/17 Eagle Spirit Hcp 1m 12 9-9 88 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package H'cap
Gowran Park 11/10/17 Giuseppe Garibaldi Mdn 1m 7 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Navan 08/10/17 Royal Navy Warship (USA) Mdn 5f 182yds 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €438
Navan 08/10/17 Dali (USA) F 5f 182yds 4 9-3 91 Legacy Stakes (Listed) €2,250
Navan 08/10/17 Cougar Mountain F 5f 182yds 8 9-5 110 Waterford Testimonial Stakes (Listed)
Navan 08/10/17 Bye Bye Baby F 1m 1 9-0 93 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed) €28,200
Navan 08/10/17 Bhutan Hcp 2m 24 9-1 87 Irish Cesarewitch
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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).

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