Maxine O'Sullivan

County of origin: Cork

First winner (Point-to-Point): The Merry Mason (Eugene O'Sullivan) Knockanard, February 17, 2008

First winner (racecourse): Rathvinden (Ian Ferguson) Downpatrick, June 7, 2013

Notable horses (selected): It Came To Pass, Rathvinden, Raya Time, Penny Out, Dreal Deal, Future Proof, The Hollinwell.

Did you know: 

From Lombardstown, County Cork, Maxine O'Sullivan is one of the leading lady riders on the point-to-point circuit and has also enjoyed plenty of success on the racecourse. She rode her first point-to-point winner on The Merry Mason, trained by her father Eugene, at Knockanard in February 2008. Maxine was crowned Ladies Point-to-Point Champion for the first time in 2010, sharing the title with Liz Lalor. She won the title outright for the first time four years later.  

Maxine rode her first winner on the racecourse when successful on subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner Rathvinden for trainer Ian Ferguson in a bumper at Downpatrick in June 2013. 

Her greatest day in the saddle came when she won the St James’ Place Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on It Came To Pass, trained by her father Eugene, in March 2020. It Came To Pass bridged a 29-year gap for Eugene who had previously won the same race with Lovely Citizen, ridden by his brother William, in 1991. For their success, Maxine and her father were the recipients of the National Hunt Achievement Award at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards in December 2020.  

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/2023559625€71,700€21,340€93,040
National Hunt 2021/20227648911€25,200€39,210€64,410
National Hunt 2020/2021646544€37,200€20,485€57,685
National Hunt 2019/2020455524€31,413€17,440€48,853
National Hunt 2018/2019344361€26,875€16,963€43,838
National Hunt 2017/2018252021€13,438€3,888€17,325
National Hunt 2016/2017250202€0€6,013€6,013
National Hunt 2015/2016272232€14,425€7,245€21,670
National Hunt 2014/2015341464€5,950€15,750€21,700
National Hunt 2013/2014322252€10,500€13,820€24,320
National Hunt 2012/201360000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2011/201260000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2010/201140000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2008/200930000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Leopardstown 19/05/23 Nibiru Hcp 1m 4f 2 9-8 81 Women's Irish Network Lady Riders H'cap €4,400
Tipperary 18/05/23 Miss D Hunter NHF 2m 9 10-9 Racing May 30th (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Killarney 15/05/23 Penelope's Charm NHF 2m 1f 3 11-2 Beaufort Golf Ladies Pro/Am Flat Race €1,050
Clonmel 11/05/23 Colleen Danu NHF 2m 54yds 3 11-0 Next Meeting June 9th (M) INH Flat Race €1,000
Kilbeggan 20/04/23 Tommy Time NHF 1m 7f 30yds 1 11-9 Racing Again Tomorrow INH Flat Race €6,000
Tipperary 18/04/23 Earths Furies HcpCh 2m 7f 135yds 2 11-1 99 Tipperary H'cap S'chase €2,200
Tipperary 18/04/23 Tin Of Tonic NHF 2m 4f 45yds 6 11-6 Irish Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race €220
Tramore 17/04/23 Kingston Kid BegCh 2m 5f 150yds 9 11-7 97 Tramore Promenade Beginners S'chase
Cork 10/04/23 Daicheadacuig Ch 2m 4f p.u. 11-9 Jack Tyner Memorial Hunters S'chase
Fairyhouse 08/04/23 An Fraoch Mor HcpCh 2m 5f 150yds 5 10-0 109 Fred Kenny Ladies National H'cap S'chase €600
Limerick 30/03/23 Kate Ill Know HcpHdl 2m 7 10-7 86 Locke Burger H'cap H'dle
Limerick 26/03/23 Colleen Danu NHF 2m 50yds 6 10-9 Kevin McManus Champion (P-Am) Flat Race (Listed) Listed €700
Cork 23/03/23 Penny Glory NHF 2m 1 11-6 Buy Tickets (Ladies Pr-Am) INH Flat Race €6,300
Cork 23/03/23 Kingston Kid HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 96 Blackwater (QR) H'cap H'dle €1,150
Thurles 13/03/23 Royal Juniper Ch 3m 1f 89yds p.u. 11-9 Racing Again March 18 Mdn Hunters Schase
Thurles 23/02/23 Must Be Dreaming HcpHdl 2m 70yds 7 11-10 98 Connolly's RED MILLS Ladies H'cap H'dle
Thurles 23/02/23 King Ferdinand HcpCh 2m 5f 205yds 12 11-13 102 Thurles Racecourse (QR) H'cap S'chase
Navan 12/02/23 Johnny Cigar NHF 2m 5 11-9 William Hill Play (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €315
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Mister Bo MdnHdl 2m 4f 85yds 7 11-10 RED MILLS EBF Ladies Auction M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 17/01/23 Royal Juniper Ch 2m 4f p.u. 11-9 Rathronan M'dn Hunters S'chase

*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).