Ana O'Brien

Date of Birth:

 May 29, 1996

County of origin: 


First winner:

 Fairylike (Aidan O'Brien) Dundalk, February 15, 2013

Assoc. Trainers:

 Aidan O'Brien

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As a 16-year-old, Ana (Anastasia) rode her first winner in early February, 2013 at Dundalk on Fairylike which was trained by her father, Aidan O'Brien. She rode her second winner at the same venue the following month and the pair shared significant success until Ana's forced retirement from race riding following a fall at Killarney a little over four years later. 

Ana rode her first winner outside Ireland when landing an international female riders’ race on the trainer Wido Neuroth-trained Hi Finn at the opening of Bro Park Racecourse in Sweden on Sunday, June 19, 2016. At Leopardstown the following month, she partnered her first stakes winner when Arya Tara took the Listed Stanerra Stakes. It was also a first stakes winner for the winning trainer, her brother Joseph. And for good measure Arya Tara was completing a first double for Ana who had earlier won a seven furlong apprentice handicap on the Paul Deegan-trained Three Majors.

Ana was undoubtedly robbed of a champion apprentice title when she suffered serious injuries in a fall at Killarney in July, 2017. She fractured the C1 vertebra in her neck and T6 in her back as well as damaging her eye socket, jaw and teeth. She had ridden 18 winners in the season up to that point and her lead lasted all the way to October. She eventually finished third in the table, just two winners behind Oisin Orr and one off runner-up Killian Leonard. 

In all, Ana rode close to 70 winners in her brief racing career. She rode winners for a host of trainers including James Nash, Michael Grassick, Edward Lynam, Damian English, Tim Doyle and her brother Joseph and continues to be involved in her father's training operation at Ballydoyle. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/2017555541€51,875€20,275€72,150
Winter All Weather 2015/2016572374€31,680€13,660€45,340
Winter All Weather 2014/2015424121€24,500€3,305€27,805
Winter All Weather 2013/2014170101€0€1,590€1,590
Winter All Weather 2012/201382100€11,200€1,360€12,560
Flat 201713218191610€171,875€132,638€304,513
Flat 201619418161912€165,188€88,925€254,113
Flat 201510771257€56,350€36,715€93,065
Flat 20141087688€53,850€61,685€115,535
Flat 2013523463€19,600€24,215€43,815
Flat 201250100€0€2,550€2,550

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Killarney 18/07/17 Druids Cross F 1m 25yds s.u. 8-13 91 Celtic Steps The Show Rated Race
Killarney 17/07/17 Asking F 1m 25yds 7 9-0 101 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes (Listed) Listed
Curragh 15/07/17 Cenotaph (USA) Hcp 7f 4 9-4 90 K Club H'cap €1,300
Curragh 15/07/17 The Pentagon Mdn 7f 1 9-2 Club Godolphin Irish EBF M'dn €12,500
Navan 14/07/17 Duplication Hcp 5f 3 10-0 83 Navan Members H'cap €1,100
Leopardstown 13/07/17 Auckland Hcp 1m 5 9-3 86 Clayton Hotel Leopardstown H'cap €688
Dundalk 12/07/17 Ruby Quest Hcp 1m 4f 13 8-7 69 Bet Now With The Ladbrokes App H'cap
Dundalk 12/07/17 Nutcracker Suite Hcp 7f 1 9-1 64 Download The Ladbrokes App H'cap €7,188
Roscommon 10/07/17 Like A Star Mdn 1m 3f 133yds 11 8-13 76 Lilac Rooms M'dn
Roscommon 10/07/17 Auckland Hcp 1m 1f 196yds 2 9-7 86 Roscommon Herald H'cap €3,600
Roscommon 10/07/17 French Mix (USA) Mdn 1m 1f 196yds 11 8-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 08/07/17 Art Nouvelle Hcp 6f 8 9-2 86 Parliament Finance Irish EBF (F) H'cap
Bellewstown 07/07/17 Air Supremacy Mdn 1m 4f 2 9-2 Anglo Printers M'dn €2,500
Bellewstown 07/07/17 Old Time Waltz (USA) Hcp 7f 190yds 2 9-2 84 Scotch Hall Shopping Centre Day H'cap €4,000
Bellewstown 07/07/17 Sweetasever Hcp 7f 190yds 11 9-9 71 Hennessy & Perrozzi H'cap
Bellewstown 07/07/17 Wooster Mdn 7f 190yds 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn €1,450
Fairyhouse 05/07/17 Asking F 7f 3 9-0 100 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stks (Group 3) Group 3 €5,625
Fairyhouse 05/07/17 Wild Irish Rose Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-11 82 La Bucca Restaurants H'cap €8,125
Curragh 01/07/17 Asking Hcp 7f 1 9-7 95 DubaiDutyFree Tennis Champ (Fillies) Hcp €30,000
Curragh 01/07/17 The Anvil F 1m 4f 8 9-0 108 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) Group 1 €15,000

*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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