Ross O'Sullivan

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: He's Our Man (Andrew McNamara) Limerick May 5, 2012

Assoc. jockeys: Ruby Walsh, Mark Enright.

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From Kildare, Ross was born into the racing game and grew up on the edge of the Curragh. His parents Johnny and Anne met while working for the legendary Mick O’Toole in the heyday of Maddenstown. His father began his career in racing as an apprentice on the Flat before turning to the jumping game, riding plenty of winners, including Tom Lacy’s great mare Height O’Fashion. Ross' mother Anne rode Arc En Ciel to win a bumper for Con Collins at the then Mallow Racecourse in the summer of 1975. 

Ross rode as an amateur rider himslef, mainly for top trainer Jessica Harrington. He partnered 31 winners in all,  including notable performers Macs Joy and the Colm Murphy-trained Feathard Lady.

A trainer since 2011, he has enjoyed fair success under both codes and enjoyed his biggest success in Ireland when Baie Des Iles won the National Trial Handicap Chase at Punchestown in early February 2017. The winner was ridden by Katie Walsh who has been married to Ross since the summer of 2013. 

Baie Des Iles provided the stable with a bigger success in France in June 2018 where he landed the Grade 2 Prix des Drags at Auteuil when ridden by Paul Townend. Other notable performers for the Kill-based trainer have been Doonard Prince and He's Our Man which are both five-time winners for him. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/201980001€0€1,025€1,025
Winter All Weather 2017/201860000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2016/201760000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201650100€0€1,870€1,870
Winter All Weather 2014/201570011€0€1,050€1,050
Winter All Weather 2013/201450000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201310000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2019/202070001€0€0€0
National Hunt 2018/2019705468€34,375€35,913€70,288
National Hunt 2017/2018353354€33,438€38,425€71,863
National Hunt 2016/2017463475€44,688€30,225€74,913
National Hunt 2015/20164531055€31,700€42,165€73,865
National Hunt 2014/2015494654€30,625€28,340€58,965
National Hunt 2013/2014390512€0€10,225€10,225
National Hunt 2012/2013293541€25,900€16,210€42,110
National Hunt 2011/2012140211€0€4,725€4,725
National Hunt 2010/201110000€0€0€0
Flat 2019131001€0€0€0
Flat 2018392544€13,125€20,738€33,863
Flat 2017373243€20,938€11,850€32,788
Flat 2016442312€11,875€8,425€20,300
Flat 2015382432€11,900€13,230€25,130
Flat 2014100210€0€4,035€4,035
Flat 201371000€8,050€0€8,050
Flat 201210000€0€0€0
Flat 201110000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Downpatrick 16/06/19 Benefit Run L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 5f 60yds 4 11-4 Killultagh Estates M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 16/06/19 Bythesametoken L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 7 11-12 Pat O'Hare Bookmakers M'dn H'dle
Cork 14/06/19 Angelic Queen R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 4 9-0 Matchbook Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Fairyhouse 14/06/19 Dolce Sicily D.P. McDonogh Mdn 6f 1 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Navan 08/06/19 Bluesbreaker R.P. Cleary Hcp 5f 14 9-3 52 Arkle Bar H'cap
Tipperary 04/06/19 Universal Focus (GER) G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 4f 110yds 7 9-9 59 Visit Tipperary H'cap (Div 2)
Listowel 03/06/19 Benefit Run L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 31/05/19 Angelic Queen T.P. Madden Mdn 5f 7 8-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran-Park 29/05/19 Phoenix Lightning C.P. Hoban Hcp 7f 7 8-4 45 Kilkenny GAA Family Fun Day June 3rd Hcp (Div 2)
Ballinrobe 27/05/19 Crinkly Leafs T. Hamilton NHF 2m 110yds 11 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Flat Race
Curragh 25/05/19 Dolce Sicily R.P. Cleary Mdn 5f 11 8-6 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Sligo 21/05/19 Bluesbreaker A.J. Slattery F 6f 9 8-1 57 O'Hehir's Bakery Claiming Race
Kilbeggan 17/05/19 Cadougarde (FR) R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 91 Tote Race Day At M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/05/19 Universal Focus (GER) M.J. Stenson MdnHdl 2m 100yds 6 11-5 Kildare Hunt Club M'dn H'dle
Naas 11/05/19 Dolce Sicily R.P. Cleary Mdn 5f 8 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Down-Royal 06/05/19 Cadougarde (FR) R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 100yds p.u. 11-6 92 London Essence Company H'cap H'dle
Gowran-Park 05/05/19 Phoenix Lightning G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 12 9-0 49 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor H'cap (Div 2)
Punchestown 03/05/19 Tipp Away T. Hamilton Ch 2m 4f fell 11-6 KFM Hunters S'chase (Bishopscourt Cup)
Punchestown 30/04/19 Any Time (GB) T.P. Harney Ch 3m 1f 7 10-7 KHC Fr Sean Breen Mem. S'ch (Ladies Cup)
Wexford 27/04/19 An Fraoch Mor C.A. Landers HcpHdl 3m 50yds 3 11-7 118 Vinegar Hill H'cap H'dle €1,250

*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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