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 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 2018/201951000€30,000€288€30,288
National Hunt 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Flat 20199835115€27,363€87,775€115,138
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 20/09/19 Cautious Approach (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 3 9-12 61 H'cap (Div 1)
Curragh 15/09/19 Chessman W.J. Lee F 5f 9 9-4 101 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Listowel 09/09/19 Ampeson (GB) R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 8 8-4 73 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery
Listowel 09/09/19 Golden Valour (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 8 9-5 76 Follow Listowel Races On Twitter M'dn
Cork 01/09/19 Ampeson (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 3 8-5 73 Matchbook Irish EBF Premier Nursery €4,000
Curragh 30/08/19 Dean Street Doll R.C. Colgan F 1m 1f 11 9-0 101 Snow Fairy (Fillies) Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 30/08/19 Lougher R.C. Colgan F 1m 6 9-0 80 Flame Of Tara Irish EBF Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €1,600
Tipperary 29/08/19 Chessman O.J. Orr F 5f 7 9-7 101 Abergwaun Stakes (Listed) Listed
Bellewstown 28/08/19 Ampeson (GB) R.C. Colgan Mdn 5f 9 9-5 73 Phil Kierans Memorial M'dn
Bellewstown 28/08/19 Cautious Approach (GB) E.J. McNamara Hcp 7f 168yds 8 9-12 57 P&M Green Energy Cottages H'cap (Div 2)
Killarney 24/08/19 Cautious Approach (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 50yds 1 9-7 57 Redbox Brand Consultants H'cap (Div 1) €6,300
Killarney 24/08/19 Global Pass (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 50yds 12 9-9 60 Redbox Brand Consultants H'cap (Div 2)
Curragh 23/08/19 Barend Boy (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 6f 63yds 15 9-5 69 TRM Calphormin H'cap
Roscommon 19/08/19 Barend Boy (GB) L.T. McAteer Hcp 7f 89yds 13 9-6 69 Eurona BriskNet Apprentice H'cap
Tipperary 11/08/19 Lougher R.C. Colgan F 7f 115yds 4 8-12 80 Coolmore Caravaggio Stakes (Listed) Listed €2,625
Curragh 09/08/19 Excellently Poised (GB) G.M. Ryan Hcp 5f 17 9-1 68 TRM Equine Nutrition H'cap
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Cautious Approach (GB) D.W. O'Connor Hcp 1m 8 9-3 60 Bay City Rollers H'cap
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Never Shy Away K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 19 8-12 59 Bay City Rollers H'cap
Naas 05/08/19 Galactic Glow R.C. Colgan Mdn 5f 7 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Gowran-Park 27/07/19 Dianthus G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 5 9-12 80 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €450

*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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