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 2021/2022582644€12,000€21,715€33,715
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
Limerick 22/07/21 Listening Mode HcpHdl 3m 11 11-1 94 Garryspillane Hcp Hdl
Limerick 22/07/21 Getaway Jack HcpHdl 2m 12 11-1 82 Knocklong H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Howyated HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds fell 11-6 84 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Eversosaucy HcpHdl 3m 180yds p.u. 11-6 94 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 She Has Notions MdnHdl 2m 3f 170yds 3 11-4 KilbegganRaces.com M'dn H'dle €1,000
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 St James's Square (USA) MdnHdl 2m 7 11-5 Coola M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Fr Gilligansvoyge (GB) HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 9 11-5 86 Follow Kilbeggan On Instagram H'cap S'ch
Killarney 15/07/21 Hopefully HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-9 89 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Killarney 15/07/21 Sir Neymar HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 12-0 95 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Reverse Polarity MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 6 11-9 Toals Bookmakers (Mares) M'dn H'dle €200
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Royal Red Persian HcpHdl 2m 5f 170yds p.u. 11-4 97 Victoria du Monde.ie H'cap H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Howsthewoman HcpHdl 2m 9 10-13 90 Mallow H'cap H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Getaway Shivvie MdnHdl 3m 13 11-7 Follow Us On Twitter M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Ann's Burg MdnHdl 2m 14 11-7 CorkRacecourse.ie M'dn H'dle
Tramore 04/07/21 Whatsyourstatus Ch 2m 5f 100yds 4 11-8 123 Dooley's Fish & Chips At Tramore S'chase €775
Tramore 04/07/21 Wewillgowithplanb MdnHdl 2m 1 11-9 Good Enuf To Eat M'dn H'dle €6,000
Bellewstown 03/07/21 Sir Neymar MdnHdl 2m 188yds 7 11-6 Bar One Racing Download Our App Mdn Hdle
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 Champagne Beauty HcpCh 3m 1f 11 11-7 111 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook H'cap S'ch
Tramore 05/06/21 Griffith Park MdnHdl 2m 5f 120yds 8 12-0 87 Copper Coast M'dn H'dle
Wexford 02/06/21 Whispering Waters HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 92 Irish Injured Jockeys Fund H'cap S'chase (Div 1)

*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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