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 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 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 2020383143€16,200€8,450€24,650
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
Curragh 26/09/20 Forge Road A.J. Farragher F 6f 13 8-3 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race
Dundalk 25/09/20 Golden Valour (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 10-0 81 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 18/09/20 Cautious Approach (GB) S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 4f 8 9-12 75 Hollywoodbets Apprentice H'cap
Tipperary 14/09/20 Global Pass (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 100yds 10 9-8 53 Junction H'cap (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 06/09/20 Bavarian Girl S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 2f 65yds 8 10-8 McHale Fusion 3 Range (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 24/08/20 Bavarian Girl S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 5f 100yds 4 10-8 BoyleSports (Mares) M'dn H'dle €500
Roscommon 18/08/20 Musalsal D.W. O'Connor Hcp 1m 4f 9 9-10 67 Sean Cleary Memorial H'cap
Cork 16/08/20 Musalsal R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 2f 7 10-2 67 Fermoy H'cap
Tramore 15/08/20 The Alpha Man J.A. Heffernan Hcp 1m 4f 5 9-4 71 Brennan's Pharmacy Tramore H'cap €330
Dundalk 15/08/20 Chessman D.W. O'Connor Hcp 6f 9 9-11 100 Mourne H'cap
Cork 08/08/20 Chessman O.J. Orr F 7f 7 9-9 101 Platinum Stakes (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 06/08/20 Cautious Approach (GB) D.W. O'Connor Hcp 1m 7f 8 9-10 77 Holden Plant Rentals H'cap
Sligo 05/08/20 Bavarian Girl S.D. Torrens NHF 2m 2f 2 11-4 ISF EBF (M) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €2,000
Naas 03/08/20 The Alpha Man D.E. Sheehy Hcp 1m 2f 15 10-0 73 Naas Racecourse Apprentice H'cap
Gowran-Park 25/07/20 Musalsal R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 1 10-2 62 Kilkenny, More To Explore H'cap €5,400
Limerick 23/07/20 Bavarian Girl S. Ahern NHF 2m 5 11-2 Askeaton (Ladies Pro/Am) Flat Race €270
Leopardstown 23/07/20 Forge Road R.P. Whelan Mdn 1m 9 9-2 Decorated Knight Irish EBF (Fillies) Mdn
Ballinrobe 20/07/20 Beauty Of Deira R.P. Whelan Mdn 1m 1f 101yds 14 9-4 72 Treacy's Pharmacies M'dn
Gowran-Park 20/07/20 Bavarian Girl B. O'Neill NHF 2m 4f 6 11-9 Visit INH Flat Race €180
Curragh 19/07/20 Forge Road R.P. Whelan Mdn 7f 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

*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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