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. 

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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 2021/202224322211419€245,400€128,575€373,975
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
Flat 202120000€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 Nobrainnoheadache HcpHdl 2m 12 11-4 86 Ardmore H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 13/10/21 Big Shanghai MdnHdl 2m 8 12-0 BetVictor Support Irish Racing M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 13/10/21 Kitty Galore HcpHdl 2m 3 10-6 103 Go Racing In Kildare (Mares) H'cap H'dle €1,450
Punchestown 13/10/21 It Could Be You HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 4 11-0 118 Punchestown Annual Membership Hcap H'dle €800
Punchestown 13/10/21 Brahma Bull Ch 2m 7f 200yds 3 11-2 157 Irish Daily Star Best For Racing S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,750
Punchestown 12/10/21 Some Venture HcpHdl 2m 4f 150yds 8 10-8 82 Ladbrokes Proud To Support H'cap H'dle
Limerick 10/10/21 Ontheropes HcpCh 3m 1 11-0 141 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €48,000
Limerick 10/10/21 Sweet Street NovHdl 2m 5f 4 10-11 105 Bluegrass Horse Feed Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €1,125
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Excelcius (USA) HcpHdl 2m 1 12-0 116 Welcome Back To Fairyhouse H'cap H'dle €6,600
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Sonny John HcpHdl 2m 2f 9 11-13 93 Book Tickets For Winter Festival Hcp Hdl (Div 2)
Downpatrick 08/10/21 Derracrin (GB) MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 11-13 Randox Health M'dn H'dle €300
Thurles 07/10/21 Quamino (GER) Hcp 2m 9 9-11 68 H'cap
Galway 05/10/21 So Easy Way HcpHdl 2m 3f 19yds 11 10-11 97 Ryans Cleaning, Disinfecting H'cap H'dle
Galway 05/10/21 Beatty Trix HcpHdl 2m 160yds 9 11-8 88 The Galway H'cap H'dle
Galway 05/10/21 Thereisnodoubt BegCh 2m 2f 110yds u.r. 12-0 BetVictor Beginners S'chase
Tipperary 03/10/21 Purple Mountain NovHdl 2m 1 10-10 Joe Mac Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €16,500
Tipperary 03/10/21 Wonder Laish (GB) Hdl 2m 5 11-3 138 Horse & Jockey Hotel H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,050
Tipperary 03/10/21 Nodoubtaboutthat HcpHdl 2m 3 11-0 114 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €1,600
Tipperary 03/10/21 Mister Bells HcpHdl 3m 8 11-1 96 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 03/10/21 Stolen Moment HcpHdl 3m 5 11-4 85 McGrath Oil Emily H'cap H'dle €300

*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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