Sean Flanagan

County of origin: Wexford

First winner: Keevas Boy (Eamonn Sheehy) Down Royal, November 4th, 2006

Significant horses: Identity Thief, Road To Respect, Disko, Snow Falcon, Arctic Skipper, Brave Right, Ice Cold Soul, Penny's Bill, Voler La Vedette, Whinstone Boy, Bonny Kate, Merry Cowboy, Monksland, Rashaan, Waxies Dargle

Assoc. Trainers: Noel Meade, Liz Doyle, Colin Kidd, Harry Kelly, Henry De Bromhead

Did you know:

From Palace East, County Wexford, Sean Flanagan began his career as an amateur rider and rode his first winner on the Eamonn Sheehy-trained Keevas Boy in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November, 2006. He rode three more winners as an amateur before turning professional in January of the following year and was off the mark in the paid ranks within a week when partnering Sheehy’s Merry Cowboy to win a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse on January 21st. He rode successfully for two half-seasons in America where he was based with leading trainer Jack Fisher in Baltimore. Flanagan was appointed stable jockey to Noel Meade in mid-September of 2016 to replace Paul Carberry who had retired from riding a couple of weeks earlier. Sean's first Grade 1 success came when the Meade-trained Disko landed the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown on February 12th, 2017. Flanagan rode the first treble of his career (Abraham (Shay Barry), Major Destination (Noel Meade) and Rashaan (Colin Kidd)) at Cork Racecourse on Friday, July 14th 2017.

A second Grade 1 success came his way when the Noel Meade-trained Road To Respect won the Leopardstown Christmas Chase on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 and Sean gained his first Grade 1 success in Britain when the Henry De Bromhead-trained Identity Thief won the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2020/202126447352922€386,400€176,835€563,235
National Hunt 2019/202045836595744€469,988€398,903€868,890
National Hunt 2018/201951159485154€758,013€425,938€1,183,950
National Hunt 2017/201851959515355€728,813€496,863€1,225,675
National Hunt 2016/201752746505149€603,031€395,213€998,244
National Hunt 2015/201640030404929€328,920€239,633€568,553
National Hunt 2014/201523213172721€95,200€68,700€163,900
National Hunt 2013/201411734413€21,000€27,755€48,755
National Hunt 2012/201314836712€19,425€22,045€41,470
National Hunt 2011/20129762410€45,500€17,190€62,690
National Hunt 2010/2011218462011€27,650€37,530€65,180
National Hunt 2009/201036120212230€245,935€106,724€352,659
National Hunt 2008/200941023252841€315,450€130,583€446,033
National Hunt 2007/200842219282523€364,910€172,425€537,335
National Hunt 2006/200710310419€104,510€24,920€129,430
Flat 201030000€0€0€0
Flat 200920010€0€680€680

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Thurles 26/11/20 She's Commanche HcpHdl 1m 7f 187yds 2 11-12 93 Templemore H'cap H'dle €1,800
Punchestown 24/11/20 Trappist Monk HcpCh 3m 1f 150yds p.u. 11-8 114 Thatch At Ballymore H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Major Destination Ch 3m 7 11-6 123 Ballymore Group Risk Of Thunder S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Coolbawn Lad MdnHdl 2m 5f 150yds 8 12-0 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. M'dn H'dl
Navan 22/11/20 Sellarbridge MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle
Navan 22/11/20 Lieutenant Command (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 6 11-4 BetVictor Casino Monksfield Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €550
Navan 22/11/20 Melly And Me HcpHdl 2m 6f 7 10-11 110 BetVictor Run For Your Money H'cap H'dle
Navan 22/11/20 Dragon's Pass HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-1 86 BetVictor H'cap H'dle €5,400
Navan 22/11/20 Calthor BegCh 2m 1f 5 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €465
Navan 22/11/20 Dream Conti (FR) Ch 3m p.u. 11-7 132 BetVictor Make Your Best Bet S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2
Navan 22/11/20 British Art (GB) HcpHdl 2m 9 11-2 108 BetVictor Gamble Responsibly H'cap H'dle
Naas 21/11/20 Red Gerry HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 10-8 128 Brown Lad H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €4,000
Naas 21/11/20 Night Combat MdnHdl 2m 3f 5 12-0 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €420
Naas 21/11/20 Calicojack HcpCh 2m 4f 10 11-5 107 Rathbarry & Glenview Novice H'cap Schase
Naas 21/11/20 Cedarwood Road BegCh 2m 3f 7 12-0 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Napoleon Blue BegCh 2m 4f 3 12-0 116 Beginners S'chase €1,250
Thurles 19/11/20 Ciao Bella (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 201yds 3 11-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €1,300
Thurles 19/11/20 Eurobot (GB) BegCh 2m 6f 1 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €8,400
Punchestown 15/11/20 Idas Boy MdnHdl 2m 5f 120yds 3 12-0 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,400
Punchestown 15/11/20 Charlie Siringo HcpHdl 2m 40yds 4 10-9 109 Guinness H'cap H'dle €1,050

*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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