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 201719542302023€498,813€334,325€833,138
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
Curragh 20/08/17 Magical F 7f 1 9-0 Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes (Group 2)
Curragh 20/08/17 Coat Of Arms F 7f 2 9-3 Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2)
Curragh 20/08/17 Reckless Gold F 1m 2f 5 9-6 101 Qatar Airways Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3)
Curragh 20/08/17 Hunting Horn Mdn 7f 4 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 19/08/17 Castrogiovanni Mdn 6f 7 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 19/08/17 Complicit Hcp 5f 18 9-13 66 Best Odds In Your Paddy Power Shop H'cap
Curragh 19/08/17 Baroness Mdn 1m 5 9-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 19/08/17 Rekindling (GB) F 1m 6f 2 9-3 109 Comer Group Irish St Leger Trial Stakes
Curragh 19/08/17 Severus (GER) Hcp 7f 10 9-1 86 Paddy Power ACCA Insurance H'cap
Dundalk 18/08/17 Duplication F 5f 1 9-8 86 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Rated Race
Dundalk 18/08/17 Darkolva Mdn 6f 3 9-3 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Dundalk 18/08/17 De Coronado (USA) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-3 84 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Red God' H'cap
Dundalk 18/08/17 Hence Mdn 7f 2 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 18/08/17 The Eagle Mdn 7f 7 9-5 Bar One Racing Telebetting M'dn
Leopardstown 17/08/17 Nelson Mdn 1m 1 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €10,938
Gowran Park 16/08/17 San Remo Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-2 91 McEnery Cup H'cap €1,300
Gowran Park 16/08/17 Pocketfullofdreams (FR) F 1m 1f 100yds 5 9-0 97 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stks (Listed) €1,650
Gowran Park 16/08/17 World Stage Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 2 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,000
Gowran Park 16/08/17 Mount Wellington Mdn 7f 4 9-5 88 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €825
Curragh 13/08/17 Cougar Mountain F 6f 2 9-7 111 At The Races Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Group 3) €12,600

*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).