Ricky Doyle

Date of Birth: November 25th, 1994

County of origin: Dublin

First winner: Mini Chou (Willie McCreery) Navan, May 15, 2011

Irish Grand National winner: Freewheelin Dylan (Dermot McLoughlin) Fairyhouse, April 5, 2021

Significant horses: Freewheelin Dylan, Mitchouka, Well Set Up, Mini Chou, Don't Let Go.

Assoc. Trainers: Conor O'Dwyer, Dermot McLoughlin

Did you know:

Originally from Sandyford in South Dublin, Ricky Doyle has lived in Kildare town since he was a young child. He began his career as an apprentice on the Flat and rode his first winner on just his second career ride on the Willie McCreery-trained Mini Chou in the navanracecourse.ie Handicap over five furlongs on May 15, 2011. He rode winners on three of his first six rides.

He switched his attention to the jumping game in the summer of 2013 and rode his first winner over hurdles on the John Queally-trained Memories Of Milan at Cork on August 31, 2014. Ricky's career was reignited when he teamed up with trainer Conor O'Dwyer in late 2015. He rode his first winner at Graded level when taking the Grade 3 Kerry Group Stayers Novice Hurdle at Cork in December 2019 on the Mark Fahey-trained Well Set Up. 

Ricky landed his biggest success when winning the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse in April 2021 on the Dermot McLoughlin-trained and Sheila Mangan-owned Freewheelin Dylan. At odds of 150/1, it was the longest-priced winner in the 150-year history of the race. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2012/201320000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2011/2012100112€0€2,530€2,530
National Hunt 2022/2023664499€26,400€28,605€55,005
National Hunt 2021/20222249121123€63,900€76,365€140,265
National Hunt 2020/202123217201815€446,800€110,835€557,635
National Hunt 2019/202025316212220€182,550€132,103€314,653
National Hunt 2018/201920313171311€93,125€77,675€170,800
National Hunt 2017/20181351051014€71,250€38,338€109,588
National Hunt 2016/2017140761111€51,250€41,175€92,425
National Hunt 2015/2016460644€0€21,185€21,185
National Hunt 2014/2015354243€26,950€7,465€34,415
National Hunt 2013/201430001€0€525€525
Flat 201910000€0€345€345
Flat 2013130000€0€0€0
Flat 2012462312€11,550€7,515€19,065
Flat 2011423203€32,700€7,690€40,390

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 12/08/22 Sofias Castle MdnHdl 2m 9 11-5 Brian Griffin Memorial M'dn H'dle
Tramore 12/08/22 Dundeedy Lad (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 120yds 4 10-13 80 Hanntec H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Rio Biumoso HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 14 11-5 83 Speckled Hen H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Greenandwhitearmy HcpHdl 2m 5f 165yds 5 11-0 81 Balloo H'cap H'dle €300
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Joshua Chamberlain MdnHdl 2m 5f 165yds 3 11-4 Magners Irish Cider M'dn H'dle €1,000
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Mr MacPhisto HcpHdl 2m 5 11-9 89 Mahon Hospitality Group H'cap H'dle €315
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Simpletwistoffaith MdnHdl 2m 3f 4 11-4 Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle €500
Sligo 04/08/22 Kilbride Girl MdnHdl 2m 1f 195yds 12 11-7 Martin Reilly Hyundai (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Cork 01/08/22 Whiskey Lady HcpHdl 2m 2f 180yds 7 11-10 91 Follow Us On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle
Galway 27/07/22 Rebel Rose HcpHdl 2m 110yds 18 10-7 109 Free Jackpot Irish EBF (Mares) Hcap Hdle
Galway 27/07/22 Three Comets (GER) MdnHdl 2m 5f 11yds 4 11-12 Tote Always SP Or Better M'dn H'dle €850
Galway 26/07/22 Caesar Rock BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 8 11-12 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase
Galway 26/07/22 Telecon (GB) NovHdl 2m 110yds 8 11-6 COLM QUINN BMW Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed
Limerick 21/07/22 Strong Roots HcpHdl 2m b.d. 11-9 89 PAQ IT H'cap H'dle
Limerick 21/07/22 Inforapenny HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-1 96 D Pack Services H'cap H'dle €575
Limerick 21/07/22 Hidalgo Des Mottes (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-12 Jason Nyhan Memorial (C&G) M'dn H'dle €375
Ballinrobe 19/07/22 Telecon (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 1 11-4 Pat Dermody Memorial Mdn Hdle €6,300
Kilbeggan 15/07/22 Mr MacPhisto HcpHdl 1m 7f 50yds 1 11-4 85 Mullingar H'cap H'dle €6,300
Kilbeggan 15/07/22 Simpletwistoffaith MdnHdl 1m 7f 50yds 4 11-4 Tom McCormack Memorial Cup M'dn H'dle €500
Kilbeggan 15/07/22 Sekifi HcpHdl 3m 100yds 10 10-9 90 Hurley Family 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).

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