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 2022/2023134651314€39,000€43,840€82,840
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
Punchestown 29/11/22 Grandero Bello (FR) NovCh 2m 3f 150yds u.r. 11-5 William Hill Ireland Rated Novice Schase
Punchestown 29/11/22 Coolnacritta HcpHdl 2m 57yds p.u. 11-6 108 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Hcp Hdle
Punchestown 29/11/22 Clonshire River MdnHdl 2m 57yds 4 11-12 William Hill Play Responsibly M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Gowran Park 26/11/22 Wellington Hill BegCh 2m 4f 5 11-12 Noreside Catering Irish EBF Beg. S'chase €465
Gowran Park 26/11/22 Limekiln Rock MdnHdl 2m 11 11-12 Proficient Engineering Irish EBF Mdn Hdl
Gowran Park 26/11/22 Whiskey Lady HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 11-10 91 entegro.ie H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 20/11/22 Freewheelin Dylan Ch 3m 180yds 15 11-4 138 Pigsback.com Risk Of Thunder S'chase
Punchestown 20/11/22 Camino Rock (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5f 80yds 5 11-12 Irish EBF Supp. galabid.com/t21 Mdn Hdle €420
Clonmel 17/11/22 Leading The Way MdnHdl 2m 61yds 12 11-8 Connolly's Red Mills EBF Auct M'dn H'dle
Navan 13/11/22 Carrig Sam BegCh 2m 1f 8 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase
Navan 13/11/22 Turbojet (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6f 8 11-6 108 Tynan's Bridge House H'cap H'dle
Naas 12/11/22 Franno MdnHdl 2m 13 11-5 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle
Naas 12/11/22 Thirsty Thursday MdnHdl 2m 3f 19 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 08/11/22 The Last Throw BegCh 2m 7f 192yds fell 11-12 102 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Fairyhouse 08/11/22 Kanors Girl MdnHdl 2m 55yds 14 10-11 Winter Festival 3rd & 4th Dec M'dn H'dle
Cork 06/11/22 Whatsitabout (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Mdn H'dle €360
Cork 06/11/22 Bluebell Diva MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-7 Paddy Power (Mares) M'dn Hdle
Cork 06/11/22 Panda Boy NovCh 2m 4f 4 11-0 Paddy Power EBF Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,575
Cork 06/11/22 Definite Plan HcpCh 3m 4f p.u. 10-11 133 PaddyPower Cork Grand National Hcap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Down Royal 05/11/22 Hands Of Gold MdnHdl 2m 190yds 4 11-12 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle €500

*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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