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 20179116181011€187,125€171,675€358,800
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
Gowran Park 25/06/17 Spanish Steps Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 1 9-5 Join Our Racing Club M'dn €7,813
Gowran Park 25/06/17 Remember The Days Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 1 9-11 81 Follow Us On Facebook H'cap €7,813
Gowran Park 25/06/17 Medal Of Honour (GB) Mdn 7f 2 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,300
Cork 18/06/17 Damselfly Mdn 5f 2 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €3,300
Cork 18/06/17 Art Nouvelle Hcp 5f 8 9-6 87 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap
Cork 18/06/17 Like A Star F 1m 4f 10 9-9 77 Munster Oaks Stakes (Group 3)
Cork 18/06/17 Spanish Steps Mdn 1m 2f 30yds 2 9-5 Mallow Town Summer Race Evening July Mdn €2,500
Limerick 17/06/17 Puppetshow Mdn 1m 1 9-0 79 Croom M'dn €7,500
Limerick 17/06/17 Druids Cross F 1m 3f 70yds 2 9-2 90 Rated Race €3,600
Limerick 17/06/17 Band Of Outlaws Mdn 7f 1 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn €10,000
Fairyhouse 16/06/17 Ligeti Hcp 1m 4f 6 9-10 76 Friday Night Racing At Fairyhouse H'cap
Leopardstown 15/06/17 Dowhatisay Mdn 6f 7 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Leopardstown 15/06/17 Dilmun (USA) Mdn 1m 4 9-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €800
Leopardstown 15/06/17 De Coronado (USA) F 1m 2f 3 9-10 85 Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Rated Race €1,600
Roscommon 12/06/17 Band Of Outlaws Mdn 7f 50yds 2 9-1 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn €4,000
Curragh 11/06/17 Bachelor Mdn 6f 4 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €875
Curragh 11/06/17 Mr Everest Mdn 1m 4f 1 10-5 TRM Invest In Calphormin M'dn €8,438
Curragh 11/06/17 Reckless Gold F 1m 2f 3 9-9 102 TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes (Listed) €4,700
Curragh 10/06/17 Tigris River Hcp 2m 1 8-13 83 Brady Burns Insurance Brokers H'cap €10,625
Curragh 10/06/17 Eagle Spirit Hcp 1m 4f 2 9-9 84 Jackie Tyrrell Design Supp Junefest Hcap €2,500

*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).