Ben Dalton

County of Origin: Wexford

First winner: Shela House (Jim Culloty) Curragh, August 30th, 2009

Assoc. Trainers: Des McDonogh, Enda Bolger, Richie Rath

Significant horses: Liberty Counsel, Sword Fish, Sumkindasuperstar, Star Power


Did you know:

From New Ross, County Wexford, Ben Dalton graduated from race in 2008 and rode his first winner less than a year later when successful on the Jim Culloty-trained Shela House at the Curragh on August 30th, 2009. Ben enjoyed his biggest win when landing the Irish Grand National on Dot Love's 50/1 chance Liberty Counsel at Fairyhouse in April, 2013. It was the longest-priced winner in the history of the race. Ben rode out his claim with success on Maighnealta, trained by Des McDonogh, at Fairyhouse on December 3rd, 2016. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/2018540444€0€29,038€29,038
National Hunt 2016/2017952784€13,750€53,525€67,275
National Hunt 2015/20161205576€45,700€19,933€65,633
National Hunt 2014/201516145109€27,650€22,455€50,105
National Hunt 2013/201423013141616€111,750€78,638€190,388
National Hunt 2012/201328116233123€273,300€86,254€359,554
National Hunt 2011/201225115192815€108,150€112,050€220,200
National Hunt 2010/2011521331€9,100€11,360€20,460
National Hunt 2009/201070000€0€0€0
Flat 201040000€0€0€0
Flat 2009191020€12,950€1,200€14,150
Flat 200810000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Limerick 28/12/17 Hyman Roth MdnHdl 2m 11 11-2 Woodlands House Hotel Adare M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 26/12/17 One Cool Clarkson (GB) HcpCh 2m 3f 150yds 7 10-5 80 Adam & Ann Armstrong Mem. H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 26/12/17 Pack The Punch MdnHdl 2m 3f 120yds p.u. 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Tramore 14/12/17 Pump Road HcpHdl 2m 4 10-13 82 H'cap H'dle €500
Navan 09/12/17 Taggle Og MdnHdl 2m 4f 18 11-7 Dunmoe (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 02/11/17 Glamorous Gold MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 14 10-13 Cahir (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 02/11/17 Pump Road HcpHdl 2m 140yds 6 10-13 82 Clonmel H'cap H'dle
Wexford 29/10/17 Howluckycanwebe MdnHdl 2m 5 10-11 Casey Cattle Slats M'dn H'dle €275
Thurles 26/10/17 Glamorous Gold MdnHdl 2m 10 10-12 Thurles (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 28/09/17 Mother's Best HcpHdl 3m 11 11-2 99 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 08/09/17 There Was A Time BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 9 11-12 Midland Breeders Supp.Kilbeggan Beg S'ch
Kilbeggan 08/09/17 Back Off Mate HcpCh 3m 1f 6 10-8 113 Like Kilbeggan On Facebook H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 07/09/17 Jazz Mine MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 3 10-13 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,100
Wexford 02/09/17 Flemenspower HcpHdl 2m 14 10-4 80 Garry Flood Landscaping (M) H'cap H'dle
Wexford 02/09/17 Mother's Best MdnHdl 3m 2 10-13 M2 Construction (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,300
Down Royal 01/09/17 Maighnealta HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-0 97 Hovis H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 14/08/17 Maighnealta HcpHdl 2m 5f 104yds 5 10-11 99 Broderick's Electrical H'cap H'dle €313
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Jazz Mine NovHdl 2m 3f 110yds 4 11-0 Joe Cooney Memorial (Mares) Novice H'dle €650
Galway 03/08/17 Morga HcpHdl 2m 11yds 5 10-1 131 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A €9,000
Galway 02/08/17 Little Haarth HcpHdl 2m 5f 11yds 13 11-3 113 H'cap H'dle

*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).