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 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
Ballinrobe 04/05/21 Miracle Millions NHF 2m 1f 26yds 4 11-11 Connaught (Ladies Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 30/04/21 Change Your Story Ch 2m 4f 5 11-8 Paddy Power Hunters Schase (B'court Cup) €300
Punchestown 30/04/21 It Came To Pass Ch 3m 120yds 5 11-11 Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Schase €750
Punchestown 27/04/21 Peyto Lake NHF 2m 100yds 22 11-4 IrishField About The Horse INH Flat Race
Tramore 19/04/21 Change Your Story Ch 2m 5f 175yds p.u. 11-4 Waterford Hunt Hunters Schase
Tramore 18/04/21 Carnet De Stage HcpCh 1m 7f 22yds 2 10-12 95 Lismore H'cap S'chase €2,200
Limerick 15/04/21 Fix The Bill MdnHdl 2m 8 11-9 105 Kilmallock (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Limerick 15/04/21 Hazran NovHdl 2m 11 11-0 109 Athlacca Rated Novice H'dle
Cork 05/04/21 Warriors Tale (GB) Ch 2m 4f 1 11-11 Jack Tyner Memorial Hunters S'chase €6,000
Fairyhouse 03/04/21 Super Citizen (GB) HcpCh 3m 150yds 9 10-10 114 McCauley Ladies National H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 01/04/21 Island Glory NHF 2m 8 11-4 Next Meeting May 13 (P-Am) INH Flat Race
Cork 25/03/21 Awesome Shirocco NHF 2m 5 11-6 Thanks Frontline (L-Pr-Am) INH Flat Race €300
Tipperary 24/03/21 Prospered (USA) NHF 2m 3f 110yds 9 11-11 Ballingarry (C&G) P-To-P INH Flat Race (Div 2)
Clonmel 23/03/21 Fix The Bill MdnHdl 2m 10 11-1 Play Lotto On BoyleSports App M'dn H'dle
Navan 22/03/21 Hazran HcpHdl 2m 2 10-12 107 Kells Novice Handicap Hurdle €2,200
Down Royal 17/03/21 Change Your Story Ch 2m 3f 140yds 8 11-4 Bluegrass Horse Feeds Hunters S'chase
Punchestown 15/03/21 Richmond Lake NHF 2m 4f 8 11-11 Punchestown (C&G) P-To-P INH Flat Race
Leopardstown 07/03/21 Back Yourself NHF 2m 7 11-2 TRI Superstore (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Dundalk 05/03/21 Father Ailbe Hcp 2m 6 11-1 76 Hollywoodbets Racing (Q.R.) H'cap €220
Clonmel 04/03/21 Grey Atlantic Way HcpCh 2m 67yds p.u. 9-12 87 Cloneen H'cap 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).

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