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 2022/2023152320€12,000€10,360€22,360
Winter All Weather 2021/2022323052€20,400€7,810€28,210
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 2022/2023211650€6,300€20,050€26,350
National Hunt 2021/202294102€28,500€5,600€34,100
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 20228416712€13,200€34,305€47,505
Flat 2021103612158€74,400€58,750€133,150
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
Navan 20/03/23 Extrapolation R.W. Barron NHF 2m 2 11-7 Racing March 29th (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Limerick 12/03/23 Surac D.E. Mullins Hdl 2m 50yds fell 11-7 111 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services H'dle
Naas 12/03/23 Suttons Hill D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 3f 5 11-12 Bar One Racing Guaranteed M'dn H'dle €375
Dundalk 10/03/23 Benavente (GB) J. Kearney Hcp 1m 2 8-13 77 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap €2,500
Dundalk 03/03/23 Last Ammo E.P. O'Brien Hcp 2m 10 11-6 80 View Restaurant At Dundalk (QR) H'cap
Dundalk 03/03/23 Balearic J. Kearney Hcp 1m 4f 14 9-8 74 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay H'cap
Dundalk 03/03/23 Benavente (GB) J. Kearney Hcp 7f 3 8-13 77 H'cap €1,250
Naas 26/02/23 Surac D.E. Mullins HcpHdl 1m 7f 109yds 7 11-12 111 Naas Racecourse Business Club Hcap Hdle
Punchestown 22/02/23 Suttons Hill D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds 3 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,300
Dundalk 15/02/23 Satono Chevalier J. Kearney Hcp 1m 4f 1 10-1 64 DKITSU Race Day H'cap (Div 2) €6,000
Dundalk 10/02/23 Satono Chevalier J. Kearney Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-8 64 Find Us On Facebook @dundalkstadium Hcp €6,000
Dundalk 03/02/23 Satono Chevalier J. Kearney Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-5 61 Follow On Twitter @DundalkStadium H'cap (Div 1) €2,000
Dundalk 03/02/23 Surac J. Kearney Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 12 9-3 59 Follow On Twitter @DundalkStadium H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 29/01/23 Suttons Hill E.P. O'Brien NHF 2m 3f 2 11-9 Nursery Of Champions (P-A) INH Flat Race €2,000
Navan 21/01/23 Suttons Hill R.W. Barron NHF 1m 7f 170yds 2 11-7 Racing Again Feb 12 (P-Am) INH Flat Race €2,100
Dundalk 18/01/23 Satono Chevalier J. Kearney Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-2 58 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 2) €2,000
Dundalk 13/01/23 Marvelosa J. Kearney Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 7 8-11 71 Racing Every Week At Dundalk M'dn
Dundalk 04/01/23 Benavente (GB) N.M. Crosse Hcp 7f 6 9-8 77 Floodlit Fridays Return To Dundalk H'cap €240
Leopardstown 26/12/22 The Contractor E.P. O'Brien NHF 2m 9 11-2 Race And Stay INH Flat Race
Dundalk 09/12/22 Benavente (GB) N.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 7 8-10 77 William Hill Pick Your Places H'cap

*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).