Sean O'Keeffe

County of Origin: Wexford

First winner: Cordovan Brown (Liz Doyle) Punchestown, October 18, 2017

Significant horses: Galopin Des Champs, Eclair De Beaufeu, Cloudy Morning, Jetez, Goose Man, Bothar Dubh, A Toi Phil, Dromore Lad, Fine Theatre.

Assoc. Trainers: Liz Doyle, Willie Mullins, Declan Queally, Tony Mullins, Gordon Elliott, John Ryan. 

Did you know: 

From Taghmon, County Wexford, Sean began his career in the amateur ranks and as an 18-year-old, rode his first winner, Cordovan Brown at Punchestown in October, 2017. It was only his second ride. He rode three winners as an amateur and his career really took off when he turned professional in August of the following year. 

Sean wasted little time in quickly establishing himself as a leading conditional jockey. He won the Matheson Handicap Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival on the Gordon Elliott-trained Eclair De Beaufeu in February, 2020 and ended that season with a fine tally of 27 winners as he took third place in the conditional jockeys' championship. 

Sean notched up his 60th winner and rode out his claim when taking the Cork Grand National on the John Ryan-trained Dromore Lad at the Mallow venue on Sunday, November 1, 2020. 

Sean rode his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival when partnering the Willie Mullins-trained Galopin Des Champs to win the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle in 2021. It was a famous victory as it was the 23rd Irish-trained winner at the 2021 Festival (a record at the time) and it also secured an eighth Cheltenham Festival leading trainer title for Mullins, the Festival's all-time leading trainer. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2020/202144037314929€343,200€219,820€563,020
National Hunt 2019/202039327324546€301,938€238,948€540,885
National Hunt 2018/201911543159€64,688€40,044€104,731

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Kilbeggan 22/04/21 Dynamic Allen (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 86yds 10 11-8 105 Kilbeggan On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle
Limerick 19/04/21 It's Time Again MdnHdl 2m 3f 50yds 8 11-9 The Crecora Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Limerick 19/04/21 Gali Flight (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 50yds 4 12-0 The Kildimo (C & G) M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €600
Limerick 19/04/21 Fire Love (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 50yds 11 11-9 90 The Kilmallock H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Limerick 19/04/21 Ask And Answer HcpHdl 2m 6f 7 11-12 98 The Patrickswell H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Limerick 19/04/21 Dympnas Well (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 50yds 10 11-8 87 The Kilmallock H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Limerick 19/04/21 Nicole's Milan HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-9 96 The Patrickswell H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €200
Tramore 18/04/21 Something Sweet HcpCh 2m 5f 126yds 5 10-3 102 Green Acre Marketing H'cap S'chase €435
Tramore 18/04/21 Bellgrove HcpCh 1m 7f 22yds 7 11-2 94 Lismore H'cap S'chase
Ballinrobe 16/04/21 Humaniste HcpHdl 2m 1f 142yds fell 11-9 129 McGrath Limestone Works H'cap H'dle
Limerick 15/04/21 Easca Peasca MdnHdl 2m 5 11-9 Broadford M'dn H'dle €300
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Some Venture MdnHdl 2m 8 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares M'dn Hdle
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Capture The Action HcpHdl 2m 5 11-7 109 Fairyhouse Merchandise (M) H'cap H'dle €330
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Spider Cullen MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 12-0 M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €360
Wexford 09/04/21 Socially Distant NovHdl 3m 8 11-5 Brendan Cullimore Electrical Novice Hdle
Wexford 09/04/21 Can U Believe MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 8 11-9 Slaney River (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Wexford 09/04/21 Fine Theatre HcpCh 2m 4f 2 10-5 123 Garryrichard Stud H'cap S'chase €4,200
Wexford 09/04/21 Notice To Close (GB) HcpCh 2m 4f 3 11-9 129 Traynor's Of Wexford Nov H'cap Schase €1,600
Wexford 09/04/21 Ask And Answer HcpCh 3m 1f 100yds 4 12-0 99 Traynor's Of Wexford Paint H'cap S'chase €500
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Court Maid HcpCh 3m 5f 50yds 9 11-9 152 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €4,000

*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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