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 2021/2022120200€0€7,800€7,800
National Hunt 2020/202145939314929€391,200€219,820€611,020
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
Killarney 10/05/21 It's Time Again MdnHdl 2m 6f 50yds 14 11-1 Ring Of Kerry (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 09/05/21 Nobrainnoheadache MdnHdl 2m 1f 11 10-11 Follow Killarney Races On Insta Mdn Hdle
Killarney 09/05/21 Western Victory Hdl 2m 1f 2 11-2 133 Tourist Attraction (Mares) H'dle (Listed) Listed €4,500
Killarney 09/05/21 Ava Rose HcpHdl 2m 1f 12 10-2 114 Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Killarney 09/05/21 Mister Bells HcpCh 2m 4f 8 11-7 102 J O C Metal Fabrication H'cap S'chase
Cork 08/05/21 Myrcella MdnHdl 2m 13 11-2 Thanks To All Frontline Workers Mdn Hdle
Cork 08/05/21 Glory For Molly MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Mdn Hdl €3,000
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Garm Colombe (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5f 180yds 8 12-0 107 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Hoganville MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 10 11-3 Irish Thoroughbred Agency M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Bellgrove HcpCh 2m 3f 55yds 5 11-10 91 Cosy Roof H'cap S'chase €300
Tipperary 06/05/21 Chosen Hour HcpHdl 3m 13 11-13 108 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Hcp Hdl
Tipperary 06/05/21 Black Samurai (GB) HcpCh 2m 1f 60yds 8 10-9 89 Tipperary Racecourse H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 01/05/21 Bleu Berry (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-6 140 BARONERACING.COM H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 01/05/21 Thegoaheadman Ch 3m 1f 7 11-9 111 Dooley Insurance Cross Country S'chase
Punchestown 01/05/21 Fine Theatre HcpCh 3m 120yds 14 10-1 125 Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Hcap Schase (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 30/04/21 Rapid Response (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 1 10-0 128 Hanlon EBF Glencarraig Lady (M) Hcp S'ch (Grade B) Grade B €36,000
Punchestown 30/04/21 El Barra (FR) NovHdl 2m 1 12-0 131 SalesSense International Novice H'dle €12,000
Punchestown 30/04/21 Notice To Close (GB) HcpCh 2m 5f 7 10-3 131 EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Punchestown 29/04/21 Bacardys (FR) Hdl 2m 7f 170yds 9 11-12 150 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Punchestown 29/04/21 Rock Chica HcpHdl 2m 40yds 14 10-6 109 Specialist Joinery Group H'cap 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).

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