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 2017/2018197021€68,125€4,975€73,100
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 201728862392833€1,093,750€536,513€1,630,263
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 16/02/18 Los Alamos Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-7 CEF Electrical M'dn
Dundalk 02/02/18 Uncle Henry F 1m 4f 5 9-12 80 Rated Race €300
Dundalk 02/02/18 Palace Guard Hcp 1m 7 9-7 76 Ashbrook Foods H'cap
Dundalk 02/02/18 Downdraft Mdn 7f 1 9-5 Ready Mixed Concrete M'dn €7,500
Dundalk 26/01/18 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-8 96 Phone Alarms H'cap €15,625
Dundalk 19/01/18 Uncle Henry Mdn 1m 4f 1 9-6 Dundalk Business Club 2018 M'dn €7,500
Dundalk 19/01/18 Zaofu Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 13 9-9 77 Race Displays H'cap
Dundalk 12/01/18 Irish Minister (USA) Mdn 1m 4 9-6 Meridian Security Ltd M'dn €600
Dundalk 12/01/18 Palace Guard Hcp 7f 1 9-12 72 E McGahon, McGuinness & Co. H'cap €6,875
Dundalk 15/12/17 Bachelor Hcp 7f 6 9-7 79 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 15/12/17 Uncle Henry Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-5 Happy Christmas From Dundalk Stadium Mdn €1,200
Dundalk 15/12/17 Pillard (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 8 10-0 65 Leading Jockey&Trainer Championship Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 08/12/17 Medal Of Honour (GB) Mdn 7f 1 9-5 86 Winter Series At Dundalk 2018 M'dn €7,500
Dundalk 08/12/17 Highly Approved Hcp 6f 6 9-5 62 Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 08/12/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 2m 3 9-11 96 H'cap €2,500
Dundalk 01/12/17 Downdraft Mdn 1m 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €375
Dundalk 01/12/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-6 86 H'cap €15,625
Dundalk 24/11/17 Clear Skies (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-10 79 Crowne Plaza Jockey&Trainer Awards H'cap €7,500
Dundalk 24/11/17 Teardrop Island (USA) Hcp 1m 11 9-11 74 Joe Wall's 70th Birthday Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 27/10/17 Boragh Steps Hcp 5f 7 9-13 83 Nursery 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).

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