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 2019852595€21,063€82,175€103,238
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
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
Curragh 20/07/19 Chessman O.J. Orr Hcp 6f 63yds 16 9-9 101 Tote Scurry H'cap
Killarney 19/07/19 Papal Count B.M. Coen Hcp 2m 1f 9 8-11 59 The Tote H'cap
Killarney 19/07/19 Lougher R.C. Colgan F 1m 40yds 1 8-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. Race €12,000
Killarney 15/07/19 Adamantly K.J. Leonard Mdn 1m 3f 35yds p.u. 9-0 Seamus Mulvaney Bookmakers (Fillies) Mdn
Navan 13/07/19 Cautious Approach (GB) D.W. O'Connor Hcp 1m 2f 6 9-9 62 Come Racing September 7th H'cap (Div 2) €200
Navan 13/07/19 Excellently Poised (GB) R.C. Colgan Hcp 5f 13 9-12 69 Cross Guns Gastro Pub H'cap
Tipperary 04/07/19 Lougher R.C. Colgan F 7f 100yds 3 8-12 Glenvale Stud Race €1,600
Bellewstown 04/07/19 African Friend G.P. Halpin Hcp 5f 8 8-13 72 Indaver Ireland H'cap
Bellewstown 04/07/19 Cautious Approach (GB) A.J. Slattery Hcp 7f 175yds 7 8-9 62 Devenish Nutrition (Fillies) H'cap
Curragh 29/06/19 Chessman O.J. Orr F 6f 3 9-7 101 Dubai Duty Free Tennis C'ship Dash Stks (Listed) Listed €7,500
Naas 26/06/19 Dean Street Doll C.T. Keane F 1m 2f 9 9-0 101 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Naas Oaks Trial (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 20/06/19 Papal Count K.J. Leonard Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 6 9-9 62 Leopardstown Club 30 H'cap
Leopardstown 20/06/19 Lougher C.T. Keane Mdn 1m 3 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,750

*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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