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 2020/2021110020€0€2,000€2,000
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 2020332423€15,600€13,225€28,825
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Gowran-Park 12/08/20 Olly's Folly (GB) G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 8 8-12 46 Bet 10 Get 20 With MansionBet H'cap (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 10/08/20 Blue Sky Thinker Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 61yds 11 11-0 J.J.Burke Car Sales 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 10/08/20 Divine Approach J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 61yds 13 11-7 88 Yupana Inc California H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Curragh 09/08/20 Miss Florentine M.A. Gallagher Mdn 5f 13 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Tipperary 07/08/20 Kourvoisier G.P. Halpin Hcp 7f 115yds 1 9-3 75 Tipperary H'cap €6,600
Roscommon 03/08/20 Blueblood T.P. Harney NHF 1m 7f 80yds 14 11-2 Irelands Hidden Heartlands INH Flat Race
Cork 02/08/20 State Of Glory P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 3f 120yds 13 11-9 Dromahane INH Flat Race
Kilbeggan 01/08/20 Lady Rocco Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 31/07/20 Universal Focus (GER) W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 4f 2 10-1 64 Leopardstown Club 30 H'cap (Div 1) €1,800
Leopardstown 31/07/20 Teodora De Urbina (GB) T.P. Madden Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-12 59 Leopardstown Club 30 H'cap (Div 2)
Galway 30/07/20 The Rubinator S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 11yds 3 11-6 106 Arthur Guinness H'cap H'dle €1,100
Galway 27/07/20 Kourvoisier G.M. Ryan Hcp 7f 9 9-7 78 H'cap
Curragh 26/07/20 Miss Florentine M.A. Gallagher Mdn 5f 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Gowran-Park 25/07/20 Monzoon (GB) D.E. Sheehy Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 5 9-2 Irish Stall Farms EBF Med Auct (C&G) Mdn €570
Down-Royal 24/07/20 Universal Focus (GER) W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 2f 75yds 3 9-13 62 The BoyleSports H'cap €900
Leopardstown 23/07/20 Olly's Folly (GB) T.P. Madden Hcp 1m 3 8-11 41 TRI Equestrian Superstore & Cafe H'cap (Div 2) €900
Naas 22/07/20 Doonard Prince W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 5 9-9 56 Facilit8 Property Maintenance H'cap €270
Ballinrobe 20/07/20 Longbourn M.A. Gallagher Mdn 1m 1f 101yds 2 9-9 70 Treacy's Pharmacies M'dn €2,200
Ballinrobe 20/07/20 Blue Sky Thinker N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 1f 101yds 8 8-6 42 Paddy Smyth Memorial Apprentice H'cap
Downpatrick 15/07/20 Scorpion Knight L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 6f 10 11-3 83 Toals Phone Betting Available Hcap H'dle (Div 1)

*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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