Ross O'Sullivan

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: He's Our Man (Andrew McNamara) Limerick May 5, 2012

Assoc. jockeys: Ruby Walsh, Mark Enright.

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From Kildare, Ross was born into the racing game and grew up on the edge of the Curragh. His parents Johnny and Anne met while working for the legendary Mick O’Toole in the heyday of Maddenstown. His father began his career in racing as an apprentice on the Flat before turning to the jumping game, riding plenty of winners, including Tom Lacy’s great mare Height O’Fashion. Ross' mother Anne rode Arc En Ciel to win a bumper for Con Collins at the then Mallow Racecourse in the summer of 1975. 

Ross rode as an amateur rider himslef, mainly for top trainer Jessica Harrington. He partnered 31 winners in all,  including notable performers Macs Joy and the Colm Murphy-trained Feathard Lady.

A trainer since 2011, he has enjoyed fair success under both codes and enjoyed his biggest success in Ireland when Baie Des Iles won the National Trial Handicap Chase at Punchestown in early February 2017. The winner was ridden by Katie Walsh who has been married to Ross since the summer of 2013. 

Baie Des Iles provided the stable with a bigger success in France in June 2018 where he landed the Grade 2 Prix des Drags at Auteuil when ridden by Paul Townend. Other notable performers for the Kill-based trainer have been Doonard Prince and He's Our Man which are both five-time winners for him. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/201980001€0€1,025€1,025
Winter All Weather 2017/201860000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2016/201760000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201650100€0€1,870€1,870
Winter All Weather 2014/201570011€0€1,050€1,050
Winter All Weather 2013/201450000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201310000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2019/20208477713€52,500€41,585€94,085
National Hunt 2018/2019705468€34,375€35,913€70,288
National Hunt 2017/2018353354€33,438€38,425€71,863
National Hunt 2016/2017463475€44,688€30,225€74,913
National Hunt 2015/20164531055€31,700€42,165€73,865
National Hunt 2014/2015494654€30,625€28,340€58,965
National Hunt 2013/2014390512€0€10,225€10,225
National Hunt 2012/2013293541€25,900€16,210€42,110
National Hunt 2011/2012140211€0€4,725€4,725
National Hunt 2010/201110000€0€0€0
Flat 2020141201€0€4,450€4,450
Flat 2019423232€21,375€10,065€31,440
Flat 2018392544€13,125€20,738€33,863
Flat 2017373243€20,938€11,850€32,788
Flat 2016442312€11,875€8,425€20,300
Flat 2015382432€11,900€13,230€25,130
Flat 2014100210€0€4,035€4,035
Flat 201371000€8,050€0€8,050
Flat 201210000€0€0€0
Flat 201110000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Sligo 02/07/20 Blue Sky Thinker D.E. Sheehy Hcp 1m 4f 150yds 9 8-3 45 Strandhill Caravan Park H'cap
Sligo 02/07/20 Kourvoisier T.P. Madden Mdn 5f 160yds 1 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn (Div 1)
Bellewstown 02/07/20 Cyan Seize C.D. Hayes Mdn 5f 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Bellewstown 02/07/20 Olly's Folly (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 6f 9 8-12 44 Bellewstown H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 24/06/20 Doonard Prince M.P. Sheehy Hcp 5f 2 8-9 56 Naas H'cap €2,000
Naas 24/06/20 Kourvoisier T.P. Madden Mdn 6f 14 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (F) M'dn
Navan 23/06/20 Doonard Prince M.P. Sheehy Hcp 5f 164yds 4 9-0 56 NavanRacecourse.ie H'cap €450
Roscommon 22/06/20 Shadow Wind (USA) G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 2f 53yds 11 9-11 62 Tulsk H'cap
Leopardstown 21/06/20 Olly's Folly (GB) M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 2f 10 8-3 44 Leopardstown H'cap
Fairyhouse 18/06/20 Universal Focus (GER) D.E. Sheehy Hcp 1m 4f 8 9-2 65 Thanks To All Our Frontline Workers Hcap
Fairyhouse 15/06/20 Longbourn W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 4f 8 9-9 71 Ballyhane Stud M'dn
Roscommon 15/06/20 Blue Sky Thinker M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 2f 18yds 7 8-2 46 Global Rossie Day On 21st June H'cap
Navan 10/06/20 Cyan Seize R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 12 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 08/06/20 Doonard Prince M.P. Sheehy Hcp 6f 2 8-4 56 Clinton Higgins Accountants H'cap (Div 1) €2,000
Thurles 21/03/20 Divine Approach A.W. Short MdnHdl 1m 7f 177yds 13 11-7 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle
Thurles 21/03/20 Western Sea A.W. Short HcpCh 2m 4f 91yds p.u. 11-6 113 Duggan Veterinary H'cap S'chase
Wexford 17/03/20 Divine Approach L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-7 Wexford (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Limerick 15/03/20 Mister Kap Rock (FR) L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 3m p.u. 11-10 Hospitality Packages Limerick M'dn H'dle
Navan 14/03/20 Bythesametoken S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 2m 4 9-8 100 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €1,000
Navan 14/03/20 Theatre World L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 1f 5 11-5 114 Navan Members H'cap S'chase €495
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*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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