Denis O'Regan

County of origin: Cork

First winner: All Honey (Francis Flood) Listowel, April 20th, 2001 

Assoc. Trainers: Tony Martin, Liam Cusack, Gavin Cromwell, Gordon Elliott

Significant Horses: Tidal Bay, Inglis Drever, Offshore Account, Ansar, Countrywide Flame, Ruacana, Quick Jack, Golden Spear, Living Next Door, Tully East

Did you know:

From Youghal, County Cork, Denis O'Regan began his career as an amateur rider and rode his first winner on All Honey, for the late Francis Flood in a bumper at Listowel in April, 2001. He turned professional in September 2003 and his first winner in the paid ranks came soon after at the same North Kerry venue when the Frank Ennis-trained Rupununi won a maiden hurdle at the September festival.  Denis quickly established himself as one of the top jump jockeys and a big early success came when he won the Galway Plate on the Dermot Weld-trained Ansar in the Galway Plate in 2005. He won his first Grade 1 event when the Charlie Swan-trained Offshore Account won the Champion Novice Chase at the Punchestown festival in 2007.

The following season, Denis moved to England to become first jockey to trainer Howard Johnson and he soon enjoyed notable success with the likes of Inglis Drever and Tidal Bay. Denis returned to Ireland in 2016 to take up a role as retained rider to leading owner Barry Connell and the pair enjoyed Cheltenham Festival success the following March when Tully East, trained by Alan Fleming, won the Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase. Their association came to an end in July of 2018 and Denis continues to ride as a freelance. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/202016912141617€131,038€168,370€299,408
National Hunt 2018/201932622292731€296,188€252,613€548,800
National Hunt 2017/201824927222228€245,938€232,875€478,813
National Hunt 2016/201721913142425€108,125€145,375€253,500
National Hunt 2015/2016443552€225,300€53,300€278,600
National Hunt 2014/2015574558€133,325€38,525€171,850
National Hunt 2013/201410000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2012/201330010€0€7,000€7,000
National Hunt 2011/2012120020€0€4,850€4,850
National Hunt 2010/2011120000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2009/2010354233€53,860€15,930€69,790
National Hunt 2008/200912110161110€96,140€134,410€230,550
National Hunt 2007/200821428261718€337,640€137,628€475,268
National Hunt 2006/200751456424437€551,470€317,308€868,778
National Hunt 2005/200644941352231€537,150€177,375€714,525
National Hunt 2004/200535721272734€183,050€132,413€315,463
National Hunt 2003/200415425911€16,800€38,055€54,855
Flat 201610000€0€0€0
Flat 200820010€0€880€880
Flat 200760013€0€2,275€2,275
Flat 200620000€0€0€0
Flat 200510000€0€0€0
Flat 200410000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Naas 26/01/20 Annie Pender MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 3 11-0 Naas Racecourse Membership M'dn H'dle
Naas 26/01/20 Dessie's Diamond HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 15 10-12 111 Join Naas Business Club H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/20 Insane Bolt MdnHdl 2m 23 10-10 Free Racecourse WiFi Fairyhouse Mdn H'dl
Thurles 19/01/20 Cartwright (GB) HcpCh 2m 5f 114yds 10 11-3 123 www.thurlesraces.ie H'cap S'chase
Thurles 19/01/20 Arcadian Sunrise MdnHdl 1m 7f 165yds 1 11-10 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €12,000
Navan 18/01/20 Captain Cruiser HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-10 86 Reusable Event Cups H'cap S'chase
Navan 18/01/20 Tronador NovHdl 2m 2f 3 10-2 racingtv.com/freetrial Rated Novice Hdle €1,850
Navan 18/01/20 Clondaw Native HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 10-5 124 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 18/01/20 Ballyallaght MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 Watch RacingTV With Free Trial M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 15/01/20 Nobel Joshua (AUT) HcpHdl 2m 5 10-3 102 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle €375
Punchestown 15/01/20 Insane Bolt MdnHdl 2m 8 11-4 'Where The Nation Plays' M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Hot Beat Hdl 2m 4 11-0 Fairyhouse New Brand Rated H'dle €900
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Kildorrery HcpCh 2m 1f 4 10-5 133 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €5,000
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Jasper Bear MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 7 11-7 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Cork 04/01/20 Snugsborough Hall HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-2 115 www.corkracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle €1,250
Tramore 01/01/20 Captain Cruiser HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 8 10-12 88 Tom Carroll Memorial H'cap S'chase
Tramore 01/01/20 Mooltazem MdnHdl 2m 5f rf 11-12 116 Knockenduff Stud M'dn H'dle
Tramore 01/01/20 Clouncerna HcpHdl 2m 6 10-4 80 Go Power H'cap H'dle €230
Punchestown 31/12/19 Wicklow Gale MdnHdl 2m 17 11-0 Play The Tote Trifecta 3YO M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 29/12/19 Not So Simple MdnHdl 2m 4f 65yds 13 11-12 Pigsback.com M'dn H'dle
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*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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