Donal McInerney

County of origin: Limerick 

First winner: Auvergnat (Enda Bolger) P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase, Punchestown, February 5th, 2017

Champion Conditional Rider: 2017/18 and 2018/19

Assoc. Trainers: Enda Bolger, Paul Nolan, Michael Winters, Charles Byrnes

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From Herbertstown, County Limerick, Donal rode out for trainers Enda Bolger and John Gleeson while at school and worked for Charles Byrnes for a year after completing his Leaving Certificate in 2012 before joining Robert Tyner. He has worked for Bolger on a full-time basis since 2015 and while he failed to ride a winner on the track as an amateur rider, his luck changed straight away when he turned professional. Just two days after gaining his licence, he partnered the Enda Bolger-trained Auvergnat to win the P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase at Punchestown on Sunday, February 5th, 2017. It was his first ride in the paid ranks. 

Less than 15 months later, Donal was crowned champion conditional rider for the 2017/18 season with a total of 33 winners and he retained the title the following season. He rode out his claim at when he teamed up with Nenagh trainer Ray Hackett to win on Nibblers Charm at Cork on Monday, August 4, 2019. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/2023150010€0€1,310€1,310
National Hunt 2021/202214713798€104,700€49,355€154,055
National Hunt 2020/202115234146€19,200€40,340€59,540
National Hunt 2019/202018515101413€121,500€101,613€223,113
National Hunt 2018/201926721191424€283,563€118,013€401,575
National Hunt 2017/201830232202229€351,250€155,056€506,306
National Hunt 2016/2017311321€6,250€10,988€17,238

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Wexford 01/07/22 Sea Of Sands MdnHdl 2m 4f 150yds 9 11-12 Neville Hotels M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 30/06/22 Lunar Display Hdl 2m 10 11-1 128 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Tipperary 30/06/22 First Touch HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 11-10 118 Tipperary H'cap H'dle
Wexford 08/06/22 Vibrance (GB) MdnHdl 3m 110yds p.u. 11-5 M'dn H'dle
Listowel 06/06/22 Punk Rock Girl MdnHdl 2m 16 11-2 Nora Canty (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/05/22 Utah MdnHdl 2m 3f 130yds 19 11-12 95 Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed M'dn H'dl
Limerick 27/05/22 Butte Montana HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds p.u. 12-0 102 Broadford H'cap S'chase
Wexford 25/05/22 One More Lass MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 85 Welcome To Wexford Racecourse M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 19/05/22 Dr Mikey HcpHdl 2m 4f 90yds p.u. 11-6 116 Junction H'cap H'dle
Killarney 15/05/22 Tammany Hall MdnHdl 2m 1f 9 11-7 Killarney Towers Hotel M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 13/05/22 Not So Proper MdnHdl 2m 10 11-12 M'dn H'dle
Cork 07/05/22 Lustrous Light MdnHdl 3m 50yds p.u. 11-12 Mallow M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 03/05/22 Pythion (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 10 11-12 Maol Reidh Hotel Beginners S'chase
Ballinrobe 03/05/22 Florey Spud MdnHdl 2m 1f 26yds 6 11-4 West Tyre M'dn H'dle €210
Down Royal 02/05/22 Turnpike Trip (GB) BegCh 2m 3f 150yds 3 11-12 Cidona Beginners S'chase €1,100
Kilbeggan 22/04/22 Shoot First MdnHdl 2m 3f r.o. 11-4 M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 21/04/22 Not So Proper MdnHdl 1m 7f 30yds 8 11-12 Spring Two Day N.H. Meeting M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Cork 17/04/22 One For Joe HcpHdl 3m 80yds p.u. 11-9 111 Velvet Cap H'cap H'dle
Cork 17/04/22 Turnpike Trip (GB) Hdl 2m 5 11-2 BARONERACING.COM H'dle €525
Limerick 07/04/22 Prince Of Peace MdnHdl 2m 14 11-7 Molly's Late Bar M'dn H'dle

*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).