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 2021/2022351233€6,000€12,360€18,360
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 14/10/21 The Waltzer NHF 2m 4 12-1 Copper Coast (Ladies P-Am) INH Flat Race €500
Punchestown 12/10/21 Silver Breeze NHF 2m 60yds 2 11-10 Irish Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race €2,200
Galway 05/10/21 Smooth Player NHF 2m 160yds 1 11-9 Galway INH Flat Race €6,000
Curragh 26/09/21 Arthurian Fame Hcp 1m 4f 15 10-13 88 Tesoro Vita Ladies Trophy H'cap
Navan 18/09/21 Make My Heart Fly HcpHdl 1m 7f 170yds 3 11-9 118 Bar One Racing Multiples Ladies Hcap Hdl €1,450
Navan 18/09/21 Park Hind NHF 1m 7f 170yds 10 11-7 BarOneRacing (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Ballinrobe 10/09/21 Ladiam NHF 2m 8 10-9 Eamon Sheridan Groundworks INH Flat Race
Bellewstown 24/08/21 Purdey's Gift (GB) Hcp 2m 1f 22yds 8 10-9 73 Panda Power (QR) H'cap
Kilbeggan 07/08/21 Thomas Ashe NHF 2m 8 12-2 Follow Kilbeggan Twitter INH Flat Race
Tipperary 06/08/21 Thefaithfulindian Hcp 1m 4f 115yds 5 11-10 76 GAIN The Advantage Series (Ladies) H'cap €450
Galway 28/07/21 White Quarry Rose NHF 2m 110yds 15 11-11 Ir Stallion Farms EBF INH (M) Flat Race
Galway 28/07/21 Easytigerbandit NHF 2m 110yds 16 11-2 Tote+ Pays You More INH FlatRace
Galway 26/07/21 Irish Poseidon (GER) Hcp 2m 179yds 14 10-13 82 Connacht Hotel (QR) H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Duffle Coat Mdn 1m 4f 84yds 6 12-0 Monami Construction (Q.R.) M'dn €240
Limerick 22/07/21 Clady Bridge NHF 2m 7 11-7 Irish Stall Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race
Curragh 17/07/21 Muntahez Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-5 58 Kildare Village Ladies Derby H'cap €1,050
Killarney 15/07/21 Kevin's Choice NHF 2m 1f 13 12-2 Kenmare (Ladies Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Roscommon 06/07/21 Brog Ban Espana NHF 2m 29yds 7 11-11 EBF (Mares)(Ladies Pro/Am) INH Flat Race
Bellewstown 03/07/21 Thomas Ashe NHF 2m 188yds 8 11-9 Bar One Racing Getting Out INH Flat Race
Bellewstown 01/07/21 Big Challenge F 1m 4f 24yds 2 11-7 85 Western Motors Drogheda (QR) Race €2,400

*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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