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.
Matheson H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Eclair De Beaufeu (FR) - 2020)
Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Ontheropes - 2021)
Hanlon EBF Glencarraig Lady (M) Hcp S'ch (Grade B) (Rapid Response (FR) - 2021)
Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) (Autumn Evening (GB) - 2021)
BoyleSports H'cap S'chase (Cloudy Morning - 2019)
Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Montagne D'argent - 2021)
EasyFix Equine H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Impact Factor - 2020)
Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Dromore Lad - 2020)
Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase (Fine Theatre - 2020)
Ballymore Irish EBF Kilbegnet Nov. S'ch (Grade 3) (Exit Poll - 2021)
PaddyPower Enough Nonsense H'cap H'dle (Jetez - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle (Mrs Milner - 2020)
Southampton Goodwill Plate S'chase (A Toi Phil (FR) - 2019)
Joe Mac Novice H'dle (Grade 3) (Purple Mountain - 2021)
Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle (Excelcius (USA) - 2021)
Good Enuf 2 Eat Caterers H'cap H'dle (Streets Of Doyen - 2020)
The Roscommon H'cap H'dle (Sweet Home Chicago - 2020)
SalesSense International Novice H'dle (El Barra (FR) - 2021)
RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle (Breakeven - 2021)
Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle (Feelgood Island (FR) - 2020)
*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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