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 2021/2022150310€0€5,940€5,940
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
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Ask Nile HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 11-1 123 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Hcap Schase
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Wewillgowithplanb MdnHdl 2m 3f 61yds 8 11-3 Irish Farmers Journal M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Clonmel 13/05/21 Miss Adventurous MdnHdl 2m 148yds 7 10-12 Ancient East (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 10/05/21 Ben Dundee HcpHdl 2m 6f 50yds 7 11-7 126 Easy Clean Limited H'cap H'dle
Killarney 09/05/21 San Pedro MdnHdl 2m 1f 2 11-9 Follow Killarney Races On Insta Mdn Hdle €2,000
Killarney 09/05/21 Eversosaucy BegCh 2m 4f 7 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Beg Sch
Killarney 09/05/21 Storm Flight HcpCh 2m 4f 6 11-7 102 J O C Metal Fabrication H'cap S'chase €220
Killarney 09/05/21 Jon Ess HcpHdl 2m 1f 9 10-9 121 Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Killarney 09/05/21 Hit The Silk MdnHdl 2m 1f p.u. 12-0 ML Lynch Civil Engineering M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/05/21 Sean Says HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-6 112 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap H'dle €2,200
Cork 08/05/21 Griffith Park HcpHdl 3m 50yds u.r. 11-6 87 Mallow H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Story Rory MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 6 11-6 Irish Thoroughbred Agency M'dn H'dle €200
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Paula's Prayer HcpHdl 2m 1f 100yds 10 11-7 106 ITBA Supp. Northern Breeders (M) Hcp Hdl
Tipperary 06/05/21 Blackhillsofdakota BegCh 2m 7f 70yds 3 12-0 Berkshire @ Kedrah House Stud Beg. S'ch €1,100
Tipperary 06/05/21 Fizzlestick HcpHdl 3m 6 11-2 97 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Hcp Hdl €220
Punchestown 01/05/21 Koshari (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-9 143 BARONERACING.COM H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €60,000
Punchestown 01/05/21 Freewheelin Dylan HcpCh 3m 7f 4 11-10 145 Colm Quinn BMW Group H'cap S'chase €2,000
Punchestown 29/04/21 Capilano Bridge HcpHdl 2m 7f 170yds 2 10-11 127 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €10,000
Punchestown 29/04/21 Space Cadet Ch 4m 2f 7 12-0 131 Mongey Communications Schase (La Touche)
Punchestown 28/04/21 Panda Boy Hdl 2m 4f 120yds 5 12-0 128 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle €600

*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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