Richard O'Brien

County of origin: Clare

Date of licence: December 2016

First winner: Alans Pride (Billy Lee) Dundalk, January 27th, 2017


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From Kilmaley, County Clare, but based in Kilmihil, County Limerick, Richard enjoyed his first winner with just his fourth runner when Alans Pride, ridden by Billy Lee, won the Shabra Charity Foundation Handicap at Dundalk on January 27th, 2017. And just seven days later, the five-year-old Patrick gave O'Brien his second success when taking the Download The At The Races App Handicap under Evan Daly at the same venue. Richard's involvement with horses began as a teenager riding out for Joe Crowley in Piltown and he also rode out for Aidan O'Brien who had just begun training in Ballydoyle at the time. He got his amateur riders' licence at 17 and rode a single point-to-point winner on Festive Project at The Pigeons in 1999. Richard took out his training licence in December, 2016. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/2021294023€27,300€6,785€34,085
Winter All Weather 2019/2020153110€21,000€5,500€26,500
Winter All Weather 2018/2019192010€17,188€1,938€19,125
Winter All Weather 2017/2018283321€37,500€15,275€52,775
Winter All Weather 2016/2017163122€19,375€6,025€25,400
National Hunt 2021/202210000€0€300€300
National Hunt 2020/202160201€0€4,950€4,950
National Hunt 2019/202030010€0€1,000€1,000
National Hunt 2018/201951000€30,000€288€30,288
National Hunt 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Flat 2021262531€12,900€16,530€29,430
Flat 2020543155€16,200€14,030€30,230
Flat 201911256125€39,963€97,835€137,798
Flat 2018107111546€134,688€82,856€217,544
Flat 2017599662€64,688€30,625€95,313

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 12/05/21 Forge Road N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 6 8-2 45 The H'cap €200
Killarney 09/05/21 Kilmer E.P. O'Brien NHF 2m 1f 5 11-2 Torc Waterfall (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €300
Naas 08/05/21 Eloso D.E. Sheehy Hcp 5f 205yds 7 8-6 74 Irish Racing Writers H'cap
Cork 07/05/21 Chessman S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 8 9-1 94 Mallow H'cap
Cork 07/05/21 Golden Valour (GB) S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 9 9-9 77 Racing Again Tomorrow Apprentice H'cap
Gowran-Park 05/05/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 3 9-10 61 Gowran Park H'cap (Div 1) €1,000
Sligo 02/05/21 Eloso C.D. Hayes Mdn 5f 210yds 2 9-7 73 Foley's Bar & Off Licence M'dn €2,400
Naas 26/04/21 Chessman S.T. McCullagh Hcp 5f 205yds 5 10-1 96 Naas Racecourse Business Club H'cap €465
Naas 26/04/21 Pandemic Princess R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 205yds 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farm EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Limerick 24/04/21 Compulsus S.T. McCullagh Mdn 7f 16 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Cork 23/04/21 Golden Valour (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 7f 5 9-3 79 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap €465
Cork 23/04/21 Morph Speed S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 2f 40yds 3 10-1 63 Apprentice H'cap €1,050
Tipperary 20/04/21 Dynakite (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 5f 13 9-4 63 Thank You To The Frontline Workers H'cap
Tipperary 20/04/21 Morph Speed S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 1f 1 9-11 63 Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter H'cap (Div 1) €6,000
Tipperary 20/04/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 1f 6 9-8 61 Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter H'cap (Div 2) €200
Tipperary 20/04/21 Pandemic Princess R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 6 9-2 Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF (Fillies) Mdn €310
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Eloso W.J. Lee Hcp 7f 4 9-7 75 Hollypark H'cap €575
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Golden Valour (GB) S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 2 9-6 75 Killiney H'cap €2,300
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 2 9-6 60 Sandyford Handicap €2,000
Dundalk 10/04/21 Morph Speed S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 3 9-11 61 HOLLYWOODBETS Apprentice H'cap €1,000

*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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