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 2021/202210271059€52,500€39,535€92,035
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
Limerick 22/07/21 Rambling Rose NovHdl 2m 4f 5 11-2 102 Ballyneety (M) Rated Novice H'dle €330
Limerick 22/07/21 Eaton Lady HcpHdl 2m 9 11-1 82 Knocklong H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Our Nancy HcpHdl 2m 1f 95yds 6 11-2 96 West Tyre Ballinrobe H'cap H'dle €220
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Oscer Romero HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 1 10-0 95 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle €8,700
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Magic Of Words HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 8 11-3 82 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Apple Crumble MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 2 11-7 Mayo News M'dn H'dle €2,000
Tipperary 18/07/21 Heliers Bay BegCh 2m 120yds 2 11-9 Walter Hennessy Mares Beginners S'chase €2,200
Tipperary 18/07/21 Bellgrove HcpCh 2m 120yds 7 10-9 80 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services H'cap Chase
Tipperary 18/07/21 Castlebrook HcpCh 2m 3f 8 11-10 133 Tipperary Town Plate H'cap S'chase
Tipperary 18/07/21 Monty's Mission BegCh 2m 3f p.u. 11-7 95 Racing Again August 6th Beginners Schase
Killarney 16/07/21 Gold Sun HcpCh 2m 4f u.r. 10-9 97 BoyleSports Live Casino H'cap S'chase
Killarney 16/07/21 Exit Poll NovCh 2m 7f 4 11-7 134 Live Streaming On The App Novice S'chase €775
Killarney 16/07/21 Tullyhogue Fort HcpHdl 2m 1f 4 10-12 81 Daily Jackpots At BoyleSports H'cap H'dl (Div 2) €500
Killarney 16/07/21 Oscar Tonic MdnHdl 2m 6f 180yds 6 11-1 Play Over 1,000 Games (Mares) M'dn H'dle €200
Killarney 15/07/21 Excelcius (USA) HcpHdl 2m 1f 1 10-3 104 Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle €12,600
Killarney 15/07/21 Milalee HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 11-0 80 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Killarney 15/07/21 Chitchat Sally HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-3 84 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Killarney 15/07/21 Noble Expression (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 12-0 Dawn Omega Milk M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Rucinski MdnHdl 2m 5f 170yds fell 10-13 Irish Thoroughbred M'dn H'dle
Sligo 11/07/21 Flamin Aimee HcpHdl 3m 1f 217yds 11 10-11 100 Collooney 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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