County of Origin: Kildare
Date of Licence: 2001
First winner: Grand Lili (Brian Byrnes) Bellewstown, June 30, 2005
First Group race winner: A Case Of You (Gary Garroll), Group 3 Anglesey Stakes, Curragh, October 2020
Significant horses (Selected): A Case Of You, Go Another One, Orgilgo Bay, Sophist, Dul Ar An Ol, Minot Street, Blue Ridge Lane, Royal Approval, Sheila's Hope, Sheilas Wish, Get Out Of Jail, Lady Olwyn, Lindenhurst.
Did you know:
A qualified vet, John McConnell began training in 2001 but had to wait until June 2005 for his first winner which came at Bellewstown in the shape of Grand Lili which was ridden by Brian Byrnes.
Based in Stamullen, County Meath, John has enjoyed a steady stream of success ever since, with his most notable winners being Sophist in a Grade 3 juvenile hurdle at Fairyhouse in 2006, Orgilgo Bay in the Lartigue Handicap Hurdle at the Listowel Festival in 2014 and with Go Another One in the Grade 3 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle in February 2019. John also boasts a good return on his runners in the UK.
A Case Of You, ridden by Gary Carroll, gave John a first Group race success in the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh in October, 2020.
Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Pearl Of The West - R.M. Power - 2019)
Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes (Group 3) (A Case Of You - G.F. Carroll - 2020)
BetVictor Michael Purcell Mem. Nov H'dle (Grade 3) (Go Another One - R.M. Power - 2019)
Lis.Races Supp.Club Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade C) (Orgilgo Bay - K.C. Sexton - 2014)
Bar One Racing 'Bellewstown' H'cap H'dle (Anna Bunina (FR) - S. Fitzgerald - 2022)
Tote Winners Circle Juvenile 3-Y-O H'dle (Grade 3) (Sophist - P.T. Enright - 2006)
paddypower.com iPhone App H'cap H'dle (Dul Ar An Ol - P.D. Kennedy - 2012)
Easyclean Tourist Attraction (M) H'dle (Listed) (Anna Bunina (FR) - S.D. Torrens - 2022)
Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn (A Case Of You - C.T. Keane - 2020)
Test Your Tipping Talents H'cap (Construct (GB) - G.F. Carroll - 2020)
Good Enuf 2 Eat Caterers H'cap H'dle (Streets Of Doyen - S.F. O'Keeffe - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn (Play The Game - G.F. Carroll - 2015)
Best Odds With BetVictor H'cap H'dle (Play The Game - M.J. Bolger - 2019)
This is the Ladbrokes Life EBF M'dn (Clonard Street (GB) - G.F. Carroll - 2014)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Eurosmart Lady - S. Foley - 2008)
Mr Binman Novice H'dle (Grand Lili (GB) - B.C. Byrnes - 2005)
Lexeme Retail Novice H'cap H'dle (Dul Ar An Ol - L. McNiff - 2010)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle (Karlu (GER) - N.P. Madden - 2008)
City North H'cap (Lindenhurst - G.F. Carroll - 2014)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle (Rexem - B.W. Harvey - 2022)
*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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