Willie McCreery

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 2008

First winner: Toasted Special, Cork, June 15, 2008

First Group winner: Fiesolana (Colm O'Donoghue) Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes, Leopardstown, June 13, 2013

First Group 1 winner: Fiesolana (Billy Lee) Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes, Leopardstown, September 13, 2014 

Significant horses (selected): Fiesolana, Epona Plays, Devonshire, Liquid Amber, Insinuendo, Dolce Strega, Downforce, Bloomfield, Mary Tudor, Lustown Baba, Colour Blue, Tylery Wonder, Coolnagree, Colour Of Love, Valbucca, Indigo Lady, Kanes Pass, Fact Or Folklore, Lethal Promise, Shrill. 

Associated jockeys: Billy Lee, Nathan Crosse

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Willie McCreery played gaelic football at the highest level for his native Kildare and was an integral part of the team when Kildare won their first senior Leinster title in 42 years in 1998. His father Peter trained Hilly Way to win two successive Champion Chases at Cheltenham, and Daring Run to claim two Irish Champion Hurdles.

Willie worked for many years with trainer Charles O'Brien before taking out his own licence in 2008. Never far from the winners' enclosure, McCreery gained his first Group 1 success when Fiesolana won the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13, 2014.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/2022100101€0€4,010€4,010
Winter All Weather 2020/2021402232€17,400€9,790€27,190
Winter All Weather 2019/2020171002€6,600€3,305€9,905
Winter All Weather 2018/201990031€0€5,275€5,275
Winter All Weather 2017/201850000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2016/2017160032€0€6,350€6,350
Winter All Weather 2015/2016161052€9,450€5,295€14,745
Winter All Weather 2014/2015241123€5,950€4,600€10,550
Winter All Weather 2013/2014212223€10,500€6,745€17,245
Winter All Weather 2012/2013192422€9,520€9,685€19,205
Winter All Weather 2011/2012291283€4,900€9,822€14,722
National Hunt 2020/202130011€0€1,600€1,600
National Hunt 2019/202030011€0€1,550€1,550
National Hunt 2018/201920010€0€1,100€1,100
National Hunt 2017/201820001€0€650€650
National Hunt 2016/201730000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2015/201690211€0€5,380€5,380
National Hunt 2014/2015273135€21,350€7,400€28,750
National Hunt 2013/2014483561€19,950€15,385€35,335
National Hunt 2012/2013243251€23,100€12,020€35,120
National Hunt 2011/2012210013€0€2,415€2,415
National Hunt 2010/2011445252€46,970€12,185€59,155
National Hunt 2009/2010181211€7,350€10,410€17,760
National Hunt 2008/200990001€0€425€425
Flat 202222229232012€303,000€206,198€509,198
Flat 202126721263126€344,700€262,648€607,348
Flat 202023521242524€207,900€205,010€412,910
Flat 201926826262122€414,200€205,150€619,350
Flat 201826327262935€365,688€287,206€652,894
Flat 201726429283136€356,513€298,648€655,160
Flat 201625329232230€543,688€231,538€775,225
Flat 201521027173925€383,830€186,590€570,420
Flat 201421521191919€395,450€111,915€507,365
Flat 201322025303025€334,950€155,051€490,001
Flat 201219714252316€115,880€132,595€248,475
Flat 20111771314914€102,700€44,264€146,964
Flat 2010112118815€103,470€31,253€134,723
Flat 200916712141510€92,240€51,100€143,340
Flat 2008804223€32,900€9,295€42,195

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 02/12/22 Elmo Lincoln W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 9 9-7 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn
Dundalk 30/11/22 Swinging Sixties N.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 7 8-11 58 DundalkStadium.com Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 25/11/22 Echoing W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 12 9-3 Irishinjuredjockeys.com (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 06/11/22 Echoing N.M. Crosse Mdn 5f 205yds 3 9-3 Sobac Healthy Soil soil.ie M'dn €1,250
Naas 06/11/22 Blazing Skies N.M. Crosse F 1m 3f 180yds 8 8-12 85 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 06/11/22 Gobi Desert (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 5f 9 9-0 76 Awardsandgifts.ie H'cap
Naas 06/11/22 Downforce N.M. Crosse Hcp 5f 15 9-3 79 Awardsandgifts.ie H'cap
Naas 06/11/22 Loveday Jessica Maye Hcp 5f 3 9-3 89 Awardsandgifts.ie H'cap €1,600
Dundalk 04/11/22 Believeinmiracles N.M. Crosse F 1m 9 9-2 92 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley (F) Stks (Listed) Listed
Galway 31/10/22 Selection Bias (GB) N.M. Crosse Hcp 7f 10 9-11 69 Swordsecurity.com H'cap
Galway 31/10/22 Samantha Maguire W.J. Lee Hcp 7f 6 9-7 65 Swordsecurity.com H'cap €230
Dundalk 28/10/22 Swinging Sixties N.M. Crosse Mdn 5f 8 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 28/10/22 Mercury Mission (GB) N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 4f 9 8-8 76 Story Of Dundalk Stadium Book H'cap
Curragh 26/10/22 Gobi Desert (GB) S.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 23 9-11 77 Bet Builder At Novibet H'cap
Curragh 26/10/22 Downforce N.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 1 9-7 73 Bet Builder At Novibet H'cap €7,500
Curragh 26/10/22 Cnodian W.J. Lee Hcp 6f 18 9-2 68 Bet Builder At Novibet H'cap
Curragh 23/10/22 Life In Colour (GB) R.P. Cleary F 6f 3 9-1 93 Hatstone Waterford Testimonial Stakes (Listed) Listed €4,000
Curragh 23/10/22 Downforce N.M. Crosse Hcp 5f 4 10-1 73 Play The Tote Exacta On Every Race H'cap €600
Curragh 23/10/22 Cnodian Jessica Maye Hcp 5f 2 9-0 68 Play The Tote Exacta On Every Race H'cap €2,400
Curragh 23/10/22 Echoing N.M. Crosse Mdn 7f 3 9-3 Barberstown Castle (Fillies) M'dn €1,300

*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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