Lisa O'Neill

County of origin: Dublin

First winner: Vintage Fabric (Nigel Hawke) Newton Abbot, June 22nd, 2010

First winner (in Ireland): Mon Champion (Pat Flynn) Curragh, July 18th, 2010

Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott

Significant horses (Selected): Tiger Roll, Wrath Of Titans, Potters Point, Rapid Escape, Batts Rock, Samcro, Miles To Memphis, Darling Daughter. 


Did you know:

From Garristown, County Dublin, Lisa is a daughter of trainer and former jockey Tommy O'Neill. Lisa had already ridden a winner in Britain when she landed her first Irish success in the Thalgo Ladies Derby on the Pat Flynn-trained Mon Champion at the Curragh in July, 2010. She won the same race on the Denise Foster-trained Miles To Memphis in 2017 and the Gordon Elliott-trained Batts Rock the following year. 

Closely associated with the Gordon Elliott stable for many years, the County Meath trainer provided Lisa with a notable success when Wrath Of Titans won the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase at Listowel on September, 2016. It was her first winner over fences and her 15th success under rules. At the time, she had six point-to-point winners to her name. Lisa was the second female rider to win the Guinness Kerry National; Katie Walsh won the race on the James Nash-trained Your Busy in 2014.

Lisa enjoyed a winner on the biggest stage of them all when landing the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on the Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll on March 14th, 2017 and remarkably added a second Guinness Kerry National when successful on Potters Point, another trained by Gordon Elliott, at Listowel in September of the same year.

With 20 winners, Lisa was crowned leading lady amateur rider for the 2017/18 season and retained the title the following year with a haul of 27. Lisa won the title again for the 2019/2020 season which was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

She rode out her claim with a double at Laytown in September, 2018 where she partnered two winners for British trainer Jamie Osborne and the Melbourne 10 Racing syndicate, Waqaas and Florencio. 

Lisa rode her 100th winner, racecourse and point-to-point combined, when partnering the Gordon Elliott-trained Smooth Player to take the bumper at Galway in October, 2021. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/202331001€6,300€525€6,825
National Hunt 2021/2022541653€6,000€34,260€40,260
National Hunt 2020/20216833410€24,000€19,350€43,350
National Hunt 2019/2020849101311€110,338€57,523€167,860
National Hunt 2018/201914228201319€204,688€104,375€309,063
National Hunt 2017/201811620161121€253,125€112,125€365,250
National Hunt 2016/20178310677€174,688€35,763€210,450
National Hunt 2015/2016262232€14,000€7,250€21,250
National Hunt 2014/2015244205€23,800€4,550€28,350
National Hunt 2013/2014150111€0€4,690€4,690
National Hunt 2012/2013231022€4,900€2,000€6,900
National Hunt 2011/2012160022€0€2,375€2,375
National Hunt 2010/2011342312€20,410€6,465€26,875
National Hunt 2009/2010270213€0€4,845€4,845
National Hunt 2008/2009240211€0€4,415€4,415
National Hunt 2007/2008140001€0€425€425
National Hunt 2006/200740100€0€1,445€1,445
National Hunt 2004/200510000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2003/200420000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2002/200330000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2001/200210000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 03/06/22 The Friday Man (GB) NHF 2m 120yds 1 12-0 Kilbarry (Ladies Pro/Am) INH Flat Race €6,300
Leopardstown 13/05/22 Amir Kabir (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 8 9-13 87 Women's Irish Network Lady Riders H'cap
Ballinrobe 03/05/22 Caldwell Diamond (FR) NHF 2m 1f 26yds 4 12-0 Jennings Meats (L Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €525
Fairyhouse 17/04/22 Innellan Shore (FR) NHF 2m 11 11-6 Tattersalls Ireland Sales Bumper
Cork 24/03/22 Design Flaw (GB) NHF 2m 9 11-1 Thanks Frontline (L-Pr-Am) INH Flat Race
Thurles 24/02/22 Ever So Cool HcpHdl 2m 66yds 13 11-10 98 Connolly's RED MILLS Ladies H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 06/02/22 Liberty Dance NHF 2m 3 11-8 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) INH Flat Race (Grade 2) Grade 2 €10,000
Thurles 19/12/21 Scarlet Witch (FR) NHF 2m 6yds 2 11-11 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race (Div 2) €2,200
Thurles 19/12/21 Cool Croi NHF 2m 6yds 5 11-11 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race (Div 1) €330
Fairyhouse 11/12/21 Chernikova NHF 2m 9 11-9 Irish Stall. Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race
Tramore 09/12/21 Lieutenant Highway NHF 2m 50yds 3 12-2 Garrarus Beach (Ladies PA) INH Flat Race €1,000
Navan 04/12/21 Chestnut Rose NHF 2m 7 11-9 Racing Again December 18th INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 28/11/21 Baba Buck's (FR) NHF 2m s.u. 11-11 Bar One Racing (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Navan 21/11/21 Silver Breeze NHF 2m 7 11-4 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed
Limerick 16/11/21 Cool Croi NHF 2m 9 11-9 Irish EBF (Mares) (L P-A) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 14/11/21 Mars Harper (GB) HcpHdl 2m 7f 190yds 5 10-5 125 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle €630
Punchestown 14/11/21 Cool Survivor NHF 2m 40yds 2 11-2 The Irish Mirror (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €2,200
Clonmel 11/11/21 Bold Getaway NHF 2m 82yds 2 12-2 Clonmel Oil Slan Abhaile INH Flat Race €2,000
Thurles 04/11/21 Keepthefaithinme NHF 2m 9yds 2 12-2 Irish Stal. Farms EBF Auction Flat Race €3,000
Laytown 01/11/21 Twenty Minutes (GB) F 7f 6 12-0 52 Gilna's Cottage Inn (QR) Race €240

*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).