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 2021/202211249611€27,900€43,525€71,425
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
Wexford 25/10/21 Good World NovHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-3 107 Kehoe Farming Rated Novice H'dle
Galway 24/10/21 Ena Baie (FR) HcpHdl 2m 11yds 4 11-0 119 Anna O'Coinne Memorial H'cap H'dle €800
Galway 23/10/21 Dardedze MdnHdl 2m 90yds 6 11-7 Corrib Oil M'dn H'dle €240
Sligo 22/10/21 Kopon HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-1 81 Visit racingtv.com H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Punchestown 13/10/21 Michael Hennery (GB) MdnHdl 2m 11 12-0 BetVictor Support Irish Racing M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 12/10/21 Listening Mode HcpHdl 2m 4f 150yds 9 11-4 92 Ladbrokes Proud To Support H'cap H'dle
Limerick 10/10/21 Wishmoor HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-3 116 David Fitzgerald Memorial H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Sittingonthefence MdnHdl 2m 2f 7 11-3 Irish EBF Supp TREO EILE (M) M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/10/21 Carfax MdnHdl 2m 3f 19yds p.u. 12-0 BetVictor M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 03/10/21 Jack Holiday HcpCh 2m 1f 4 11-5 109 Tipperary H'cap S'chase €550
Tipperary 03/10/21 Howyated HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-1 82 McGrath Oil Emily H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 02/10/21 Virtual Hug MdnHdl 2m 1 11-2 gowranpark.ie 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €7,200
Gowran Park 02/10/21 Kopon HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-3 83 Holden Plant Rentals H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 01/10/21 Oromo HcpHdl 2m 4f 17 11-4 90 Race Displays H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 01/10/21 Grey Bear MdnHdl 2m 10 11-9 BetVictorJoe Bollard Memorial M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Clonmel 30/09/21 Inforapenny HcpHdl 2m 3f 198yds 2 11-13 91 Clonmel H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €2,000
Clonmel 30/09/21 Dardedze MdnHdl 2m 160yds 11 10-13 Kilmore M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 27/09/21 Miss Carli Fay MdnHdl 2m 3f 209yds p.u. 11-1 Try Racing TV For FREE (Mares) M'dn Hdle
Roscommon 27/09/21 Aghinagh MdnHdl 1m 7f 89yds u.r. 11-9 Boyle M'dn H'dle
Listowel 24/09/21 Ask Nile HcpCh 2m 6f 11 10-10 124 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase

*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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