Michael O'Callaghan

County Of Origin: County Kerry

Date of licence: 2012

First winner (in Ireland): Bogini, Leopardstown, July 5th, 2012

Significant horses (selected): Blue De Vega, Now Or Never, Letters of Note, State Of Emergency

Assoc. jockeys: Pat Smullen

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Did you know: Michael O'Callaghan is widely considered to be one of the fastest-rising training talents in Irish flat racing. He has shown a notable knack for buying relatively inexpensive yearlings and breeze-up horses that go on to enjoy racecourse success. Based on the Curragh, Michael continues to enjoy considerable success thanks to notable performers such as the Classic-placed Blue De Vega and Now Or Never.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/2016190101€0€2,320€2,320
Winter All Weather 2014/2015286534€47,250€15,100€62,350
Winter All Weather 2013/201471010€7,000€560€7,560
Winter All Weather 2012/2013161333€7,000€9,085€16,085
National Hunt 2015/201620000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2014/201521000€5,250€0€5,250
National Hunt 2013/201410000€0€0€0
Flat 201611610141810€115,688€171,088€286,775
Flat 2015981210129€174,600€101,675€276,275
Flat 2014505795€41,650€53,060€94,710
Flat 2013251353€7,000€14,990€21,990
Flat 2012211212€13,200€9,350€22,550

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Galway 29/07/16 Intrepid Prince L.F. Roche Hcp 1m 98yds 1 8-13 55 Arthur Guinness H'cap
Galway 29/07/16 Delegating (GB) C.T. Keane Mdn 7f 2 9-0 Guinness 17:59 EBF Median Auction M'dn
Galway 28/07/16 Maknificent S.B. Kelly Hcp 1m 98yds 5 9-1 80 Hop House 13 H'cap
Galway 26/07/16 Fastidious (GB) S.B. Kelly Hcp 7f 12 9-0 69 Caulfield Industrial H'cap
Galway 26/07/16 Bainne D.M. Simmonson Hcp 7f 4 9-4 77 Caulfield Industrial H'cap €750
Galway 26/07/16 Dreamy Gal C.T. Keane Mdn 7f 6 9-0 COLM QUINN BMW EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 25/07/16 Captain Hardship (USA) S.B. Kelly Mdn 7f 7 9-2 Claregalwayhotel.ie (C&G) EBF M'dn
Galway 25/07/16 Atlas D.M. Simmonson Hcp 7f 5 9-4 77 Claytonhotelgalway.ie H'cap €375
Down-Royal 22/07/16 Giselle's Charm P.J. Smullen F 5f 2 9-2 90 Magners Irish Cider Race €3,000
Leopardstown 21/07/16 Take A Deep Breath (GB) P.J. Smullen F 7f 2 9-0 Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stks €12,000
Naas 20/07/16 Sheer Intensity P.J. Smullen Mdn 6f 3 9-0 Grace's Pub Supp Naas Community M'dn €1,100
Naas 20/07/16 De Boss Man C. O'Donoghue Mdn 5f 8 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 20/07/16 I Will Excel D.M. Simmonson Hcp 6f 2 9-6 74 Queally Group Supp Naas Community H'cap €2,100
Curragh 17/07/16 Elegant Approach (GB) S.B. Kelly Mdn 1m 10 8-11 Chapman's Mitsubishi Kildare (F) M'dn
Curragh 17/07/16 Mur Hiba K.J. Manning Mdn 6f 3 9-0 QIPCO EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,650
Curragh 16/07/16 Mirdif (GB) P.J. Smullen F 6f 63yds 3 9-3 91 Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes €6,500
Curragh 16/07/16 Beast (GB) P.J. Smullen Mdn 7f 4 9-5 Darley EBF M'dn €875
Leopardstown 14/07/16 Sebastian Bach P.J. Smullen Mdn 6f 3 9-5 83 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,650
Leopardstown 14/07/16 Veneer Of Charm S.B. Kelly Mdn 6f 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 12/07/16 Bottleofsmoke M.C. Hussey F 1m 7 8-9 54 Coral BestPrice Guaranteed Claiming Race

*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).