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 2019/202045836585844€469,988€397,603€867,590
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

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
Thurles 21/03/20 Brace Yourself Hdl 2m 6f 89yds 7 11-7 BetVictor H'dle
Down Royal 17/03/20 Captain Mc MdnHdl 2m 140yds 5 11-4 Bluegrass M'dn H'dle €330
Down Royal 17/03/20 Jury Duty Ch 3m 2f 50yds 2 11-0 154 Racing TV S'chase €4,000
Down Royal 17/03/20 So Near So Farhh (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 105yds 5 10-0 99 Cleary Contracting Ltd Novice Hcap H'dle €480
Limerick 15/03/20 Citizen Al HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-3 100 Follow Limerick On Twitter H'cap H'dle €240
Navan 14/03/20 The Caddy Rose HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-11 124 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Naas 08/03/20 Beacon Edge NovHdl 1m 7f 165yds 2 11-6 142 Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Nov.Hdle (Listed) Listed €5,500
Naas 08/02/20 Valdieu (FR) HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-6 123 Cavan Developments Supp Kill H'cap S'ch €11,100
Naas 08/02/20 Village Mystic (FR) MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds fell 11-12 O'Driscoll O'Neil Supp Kill GAA Mdn Hdl
Thurles 06/02/20 Face The Odds MdnHdl 2m 6f 112yds 6 11-2 Holycross M'dn H'dle €220
Thurles 06/02/20 Calicojack BegCh 2m 43yds 5 11-12 Templemore Beginners S'chase €360
Thurles 06/02/20 Flash (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6f 112yds 12 11-5 90 Killinan H'cap H'dle
Thurles 06/02/20 Sea Scorpion HcpCh 2m 43yds p.u. 10-10 95 Join Us Here Again Feb 20th Hcap S'chase
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Last Goodbye HcpCh 2m 5f 15 10-9 137 Gaelic Plant Hire H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Awayinthewest HcpHdl 2m 2f 20 10-7 122 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Clemencia Hdl 2m 4 11-0 128 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hdle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €7,500
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Tout Est Permis (FR) HcpHdl 3m 4 10-7 129 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €5,000
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Ballycaines Hdl 2m 9 11-9 109 PCI Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Limerick 30/01/20 Rubiana HcpHdl 3m 100yds 2 11-2 85 Hospitality Packages Limerick H'cap H'dl €2,000
Limerick 30/01/20 Gills Pet MdnHdl 2m 5f 5 11-7 www.limerickraces.ie (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €330
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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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