Richard O'Brien

County of origin: Clare

Date of licence: December 2016

First winner: Alans Pride (Billy Lee) Dundalk, January 27th, 2017


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From Kilmaley, County Clare, Richard enjoyed his first winner with just his fourth runner when Alans Pride, ridden by Billy Lee, won the Shabra Charity Foundation Handicap at Dundalk on January 27th, 2017. And just seven days later, the five-year-old Patrick gave O'Brien his second success when taking the Download The At The Races App Handicap under Evan Daly at the same venue. Richard's involvement with horses began as a teenager riding out for Joe Crowley in Piltown and he also rode out for Aidan O'Brien who had just begun training in Ballydoyle at the time. He got his amateur riders' licence at 17 and rode a single point-to-point winner on Festive Project at The Pigeons in 1999. Richard took out his training licence in December, 2016 and is based in Ballingarry, County Limerick. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/2019141010€9,375€1,938€11,313
Winter All Weather 2017/2018283321€37,500€15,275€52,775
Winter All Weather 2016/2017163122€19,375€6,025€25,400
National Hunt 2018/201931000€30,000€288€30,288
National Hunt 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Flat 2018107111546€134,688€82,856€217,544
Flat 2017599662€64,688€30,625€95,313

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Bianca Minola (FR) J.J. Burke MdnHdl 2m 5 11-6 JOE MANE-iac 2000 (Mares) M'dn H'dle €288
Dundalk 08/02/19 That Is The Spirit (GB) R. Coakley F 7f 3 8-13 83 Ace Casino Kildare Town Claiming Race €1,050
Dundalk 08/02/19 Diascia R. Coakley Mdn 6f 11 8-11 Hydroscand Ireland M'dn
Dundalk 01/02/19 Alcatraz G.P. Halpin F 1m 2f 150yds 5 8-12 71 Ace Casino Kidare Town Claiming Race €263
Dundalk 04/01/19 May Remain (GB) W.M. Lordan Hcp 5f 10 8-12 71 BetVictor H'cap
Naas 18/12/18 Bianca Minola (FR) D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 2m 7 11-4 Clinton Higgins (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 14/12/18 Excellently Poised (GB) C.P. Hoban Hcp 6f 5 8-5 73 Leading Jockey&Trainer Awards 2018 H'cap €625
Dundalk 07/12/18 Excellently Poised (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 5f 7 9-6 75 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap
Dundalk 07/12/18 May Remain (GB) D.P. Linehan Hcp 5f 11 9-2 73 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap
Dundalk 30/11/18 Cartron O.J. Orr Mdn 7f 6 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Div 1)
Dundalk 30/11/18 Thebeastfortheeast O.J. Orr Mdn 7f 1 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Div 2) €9,375
Dundalk 23/11/18 Emerald Eye G.P. Halpin Mdn 1m 9 9-0 69 Dundalk Business Club 2018 (Fillies) Mdn
Dundalk 21/11/18 That Is The Spirit (GB) S. Foley F 1m 9 9-10 89 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race
Dundalk 21/11/18 Alcatraz G.P. Halpin F 1m 6 9-6 74 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race
Dundalk 16/11/18 Excellently Poised (GB) S. Foley Hcp 5f 6 9-7 78 Dundalk - Light Up Your Night H'cap
Dundalk 16/11/18 Alcatraz D.P. McDonogh F 7f 6 9-2 76 Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race
Naas 04/11/18 Cartron K.J. Leonard Mdn 6f 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 26/10/18 Art World S.P. Davis Hcp 6f 8 8-5 39 Carna Transport Ltd H'cap
Dundalk 26/10/18 Emerald Eye S. Foley F 7f 11 9-12 70 Crossmaglen Rangers (F) Claiming Race
Navan 24/10/18 Cartron G.F. Carroll Mdn 5f 9 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

*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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