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 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 2021152411€12,900€10,950€23,850
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
Tipperary 20/04/21 Pandemic Princess R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 6 9-2 Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF (Fillies) Mdn €310
Tipperary 20/04/21 Dynakite (GB) R.P. Whelan Hcp 5f 13 9-4 63 Thank You To The Frontline Workers H'cap
Tipperary 20/04/21 Morph Speed S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 1f 1 9-11 63 Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter H'cap (Div 1) €6,000
Tipperary 20/04/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 1f 6 9-8 61 Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter H'cap (Div 2) €200
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 2 9-6 60 Sandyford Handicap €2,000
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Eloso W.J. Lee Hcp 7f 4 9-7 75 Hollypark H'cap €575
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Golden Valour (GB) S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 2 9-6 75 Killiney H'cap €2,300
Dundalk 10/04/21 Morph Speed S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 3 9-11 61 HOLLYWOODBETS Apprentice H'cap €1,000
Cork 03/04/21 Musalsal S.T. McCullagh Hcp 7f 2 9-6 60 H'cap (Div 1) €2,000
Cork 03/04/21 Chessman S.T. McCullagh F 6f 8 9-9 97 Sean Barrett Bloodstock Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 28/03/21 Chessman S.T. McCullagh Hcp 5f 205yds 5 9-11 97 Smooth Daddy At Compas Stallions H'cap €465
Navan 27/03/21 Dynakite (GB) W.J. Lee Mdn 5f 12 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 26/03/21 Irish Acclaim S.T. McCullagh Hcp 6f 1 9-8 79 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap €6,900
Dundalk 26/03/21 Eloso W.J. Lee Hcp 6f 2 10-0 72 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Hcp €2,100
Dundalk 26/03/21 Uncharted (GB) R.P. Whelan F 1m 10 9-4 80 HOLLYWOODBETS Median Auction Race
Dundalk 19/03/21 Musalsal R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 4 9-11 60 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap €500
Dundalk 19/03/21 Just My Type (GB) S. Foley Hcp 7f 9 10-0 63 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap
Dundalk 19/03/21 Dynakite (GB) W.J. Lee F 6f 6 9-1 Race €270
Dundalk 12/03/21 Dynakite (GB) R.P. Whelan F 7f 6 9-12 Claiming Race €200
Dundalk 12/03/21 Eloso W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 5 9-7 Hollywoodbets Sponsors The Podcast M'dn €330

*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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