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 2021625894€50,400€32,790€83,190
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
Down-Royal 23/07/21 Chessman D. King Hcp 7f 3 8-13 85 Pravha H'cap
Down-Royal 23/07/21 Miss Granger G.P. Halpin Mdn 7f 8 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Cork 23/07/21 Dynakite (GB) J.A. Powell Hcp 1m 2f 14 8-8 54 Kanturk H'cap
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Kannoor (GB) S.T. McCullagh Mdn 1m 2f 5 9-6 Leopardstown (Fillies) M'dn €360
Naas 21/07/21 Morph Speed C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 6 9-8 84 Naas Racecourse H'cap €310
Naas 21/07/21 Gwan So (GB) R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 205yds 2 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,100
Leopardstown 15/07/21 Uncharted (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 6 9-4 76 Goatstown H'cap €310
Killarney 13/07/21 Dynakite (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 30yds 4 9-5 55 Kenmare H'cap €500
Dundalk 12/07/21 Irish Acclaim D. King F 7f 2 9-6 84 Hollywoodbets Claiming Race €2,000
Fairyhouse 11/07/21 Gwan So (GB) R.P. Whelan Mdn 6f 7 9-5 Kilminfoyle House Stud Ir. EBF (C&G) Mdn
Limerick 04/07/21 Dynakite (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 7f 3 8-10 52 Castletroy H'cap €1,050
Limerick 04/07/21 Irish Acclaim S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 11 9-11 80 Dooradoyle H'cap
Limerick 04/07/21 Chessman C.D. Hayes F 1m 5 9-13 87 Annacotty Rated Race €465
Tipperary 30/06/21 Dynakite (GB) D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 1f 3 8-10 52 @Tipperaryraces H'cap €1,050
Roscommon 29/06/21 Dynakite (GB) J.A. Powell Hcp 7f 63yds 3 8-1 52 Thanks To The Frontline Apprentice H'cap (Div 2) €1,000
Curragh 27/06/21 Irish Acclaim D. McMonagle Hcp 6f 15 8-13 81 Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes Hcp
Curragh 25/06/21 Chessman S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 11 9-11 88 Brady Family Supporting Barretstown Hcap
Naas 23/06/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 5f 205yds 4 10-1 63 Naas Racecourse H'cap (Div 1) €500
Naas 23/06/21 Eloso S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 7 9-0 74 Naas Racecourse Business Club App. H'cap
Down-Royal 19/06/21 Dynakite (GB) N.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 180yds 4 8-10 54 Metcollect H'cap (Div 1) €500

*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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