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.
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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.
Women's Irish Network Lady Riders H'cap (The Names Jock - 2022)
Munster Waste Managment H'cap H'dle (Mississippi River - 2016)
M.D.O'Shea & Sons Mares M'dn H'dle (Citizen Al - 2018)
Tipperary Crystal 'Rose' Ladies H'cap (Our Rachael - 2017)
Irish EBF (Mares) (L P-A) INH Flat Race (Something Abouther - 2021)
FormaHoof (Ladies) M'dn (Line Out - 2021)
WhatOddsPaddy H'cap H'dle (Dreal Deal - 2020)
Download The BETDAQ App Ladies Hcap Hdle (Dreal Deal - 2020)
Dunmore East (Ladies) M'dn (Penny Out - 2020)
EBF (Mares)(Ladies Pro/AM) INH Flat Race (Caer - 2019)
Dan Linehan's Bar And B & B Hunters S'ch (It Came To Pass - 2019)
Jack Tyner Memorial Hunters S'chase (It Came To Pass - 2019)
Jim Ryan Racecourse ServicesH'cap Chase (Oighear Dubh - 2018)
Celtic Steps Ladies(P-Am)INH Flat Race (Raya Time (FR) - 2018)
Killarney Racegoers(Ladies)INH Flat Race (Le Legro - 2015)
Down Time Fest. (L)(P-Am) INH Flat Race (Jakoby - 2019)
Mallow Hunters S'chase (Wilcosdiana - 2017)
Molson Coors INH Flat Race (Meetingofthewaters - 2022)
John & Peter Queally Award H'cap H'dle (Kingston Kid - 2021)
Toals Bookmakers (L-Pr-Am) INH Flat Race (Biko - 2021)
*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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