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 2020/202121716191614€386,800€95,625€482,425
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
Ballinrobe 16/04/21 Fizzlestick HcpHdl 2m 6f 22yds 6 10-3 98 BoyleSports (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 16/04/21 Lyla Garrity HcpHdl 2m 1f 142yds 12 11-10 90 Michael Cawe Suspended Ceilings Hcp Hdle
Limerick 15/04/21 Effernock Manor (GB) MdnHdl 2m u.r. 12-0 102 Kilmallock (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Limerick 15/04/21 Sean Says HcpHdl 2m 5f 6 11-5 114 Adare H'cap H'dle €290
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Storm Flight BegCh 2m 150yds 6 12-0 Fairyhouse Evening Racing Beg. S'chase €250
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Paula's Prayer HcpHdl 2m 1 10-13 101 Fairyhouse Merchandise (M) H'cap H'dle €6,600
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Sunrise lady HcpCh 2m 5f 50yds 5 11-7 109 Free Racecourse Wi-Fi Fairyhouse Hcp Sch €330
Wexford 09/04/21 Kilbeggan Glory HcpHdl 2m 11 11-2 83 Good Enuf To Eat Banqueting H'cap H'dle
Wexford 09/04/21 Champagne Beauty HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-2 107 Traynor's Of Wexford Nov H'cap Schase €9,600
Wexford 09/04/21 Whispering Waters HcpCh 3m 1f 100yds p.u. 11-7 92 Traynor's Of Wexford Paint H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Capilano Bridge HcpHdl 2m 6f 4 11-2 127 Fairyhouse Steel H'cap H'dle €1,050
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Freewheelin Dylan HcpCh 3m 5f 50yds 1 10-8 137 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €220,000
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Jon Ess HcpHdl 2m 2 11-5 118 Farmhouse Foods Novice H'cap H'dle €2,900
Cork 04/04/21 Cerberus (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 5 11-9 138 O'Dwyers Steel Dundrum H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €1,200
Cork 04/04/21 Sojouner Truth MdnHdl 2m 3f 9 11-9 O'Flynn Motors Mallow (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Cork 04/04/21 Ena Baie (FR) Hdl 2m 4 10-11 119 BARONERACING.COM H'dle €850
Fairyhouse 03/04/21 Panda Boy HcpHdl 3m 7 11-0 128 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Cork 25/03/21 Griffith Park MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-13 corkracecourse.ie M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Cork 25/03/21 Deealli HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 12-0 95 Fermoy H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 23/03/21 Flying Mary HcpHdl 2m 12 11-5 85 Extra Places On BoyleSports App Hcap Hdl

*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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