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 2020/202110100€0€2,000€2,000
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 2020222042€10,800€7,670€18,470
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
Killarney 13/07/20 Cautious Approach (GB) G.M. Ryan Hcp 1m 3f 35yds 7 8-10 77 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap
Gowran-Park 08/07/20 Musalsal R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 1 9-9 57 Supporting The Irish Jockeys Fund H'cap (Div 2) €5,400
Roscommon 07/07/20 Beauty Of Deira R.P. Whelan Mdn 1m 2f 48yds 3 9-4 73 Roscommon (Fillies) M'dn €1,100
Cork 05/07/20 Global Pass (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 16 9-6 55 Cork H'cap
Curragh 28/06/20 Chessman R.P. Whelan F 6f 8 9-5 101 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2) Group 2
Curragh 28/06/20 Golden Valour (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 2f 14 9-4 78 Equine MediRecord H'cap
Curragh 26/06/20 Cautious Approach (GB) B.M. Coen F 1m 4f 5 9-12 76 Apprentice Derby €630
Curragh 26/06/20 The Alpha Man D.W. O'Connor Mdn 1m 9 10-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Curragh 26/06/20 Ampeson (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 15 9-3 72 Hanlon Concrete H'cap
Fairyhouse 25/06/20 Musalsal R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 5 9-9 58 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Media H'cap (Div 1) €270
Roscommon 24/06/20 Bavarian Girl S. Ahern NHF 2m 47yds 2 11-4 Irish EBF (L-Pro/Am) Mares INH Flat Race €2,000
Fairyhouse 18/06/20 Musalsal R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 3 9-8 57 Sobac Thank You Customers H'cap (Div 1) €900
Gowran-Park 17/06/20 The Alpha Man J.A. Heffernan Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 3 9-9 It's Not Rocket Science MansionBet M'dn (Div 2) €1,100
Limerick 17/06/20 Global Pass (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 1 9-2 51 It's Good To Be Back At Limerick H'cap €5,400
Fairyhouse 15/06/20 Ampeson (GB) S.P. Davis Mdn 6f 4 9-7 73 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €675
Fairyhouse 15/06/20 Littleton Hall S.P. Davis Hcp 6f 9 10-0 65 H'cap
Fairyhouse 15/06/20 Cautious Approach (GB) G.M. Ryan Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-2 76 Ratoath H'cap
Navan 10/06/20 Littleton Hall R.P. Whelan Hcp 5f 164yds 12 9-9 65 Navan H'cap (Div 1)
Navan 10/06/20 Golden Valour (GB) D.W. O'Connor Hcp 1m 6 9-11 78 Proudstown H'cap €220
Leopardstown 09/06/20 Global Pass (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 3 9-2 51 Leopardstown H'cap (Div 1) €900

*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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