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 2022/202319812102016€86,700€68,710€155,410
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
Down Royal 17/03/23 Carrig Sam NovCh 2m 3f 140yds 3 11-12 Bluegrass Horse Feeds Rated Novice S'ch
Down Royal 17/03/23 Marronstown MdnHdl 2m 190yds 7 11-4 Bluegrasshorsefeed.com M'dn H'dle
Naas 12/03/23 Grivei (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 10 11-12 Bar One Racing Guaranteed M'dn H'dle
Naas 12/03/23 Desertmore House HcpHdl 2m 3f 8 10-7 121 Bar One Racing Mobile Betting H'cap Hdle
Naas 12/03/23 On My Bike HcpHdl 1m 7f 89yds 11 11-4 92 Bar One Racing Price Boosts H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 11/03/23 Rightfolksplease MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Goresbridge M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €240
Gowran Park 11/03/23 Mi Sueno MdnHdl 2m 13 11-2 89 Goresbridge M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Gowran Park 11/03/23 American Money HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 102 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle
Navan 04/03/23 Vector Belle MdnHdl 2m 19 11-7 Race Displays M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 02/03/23 Leading The Way HcpHdl 3m 9 11-3 84 Rosegreen H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 25/02/23 Carrig Sam NovCh 3m 1f 110yds fell 11-7 Quinlan Financial Rated Novice S'chase
Thurles 23/02/23 Franciscan Rock MdnHdl 2m 7f 151yds 1 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €7,800
Punchestown 22/02/23 Whiskey Lady HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 4 11-4 85 Hospitality At Festival 2023 H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €525
Punchestown 22/02/23 Joshua Chamberlain MdnHdl 2m 8 11-4 Racing TV M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 22/02/23 Hard Target HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 7 11-10 91 Hospitality At Festival 2023 H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Punchestown 19/02/23 Hollow Sound MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 119 John Ross Memorial M'dn H'dle €2,500
Gowran Park 18/02/23 Good World HcpHdl 2m 4f 20yds 10 10-9 106 Tote Fantasy H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 18/02/23 Easky Maid MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-0 Sea Moon & Jukebox At Burgage M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 18/02/23 Grandero Bello (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-12 Hodgins Mem Supp Injured Jockeys Beg Sch €7,500
Clonmel 16/02/23 Aultown Keppols MdnHdl 2m 2f 193yds p.u. 10-13 Surehaul Race Day (Mares) M'dn 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).