Ross O'Sullivan

County of origin: Kildare

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

Significant horses: Rocky Sky, Baie Des Iles, Call It Magic, Bythesametoken, He's Our Man, King Blue, An Fraoch Mor, Benefit Run, Kourvoisier, Dolce Sicily.


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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 himself, 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 and Rocky Sky which won the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes at Navan in April 2021. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/2021131131€6,600€12,270€18,870
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 2021/2022253502€22,200€14,080€36,280
National Hunt 2020/20217949511€37,200€39,880€77,080
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 2021714585€53,100€32,395€85,495
Flat 2020715556€34,200€21,350€55,550
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 24/07/21 Kush M.A. Gallagher Mdn 7f 6 9-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran-Park 24/07/21 Snowdryft Adam Tracey Mdn 7f 11 8-6 50 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Down-Royal 23/07/21 Springbank G.P. Halpin F 1m 5f 140yds 3 9-11 97 Her Majesty's Plate (Listed) Listed
Cork 23/07/21 Tommorah T.P. Madden Mdn 5f 6 8-8 Irish EBF Auction Series (F) M'dn
Cork 23/07/21 Wantsandneeds S.B. Kelly Hcp 1m 2f 16 9-2 52 Kanturk H'cap
Limerick 22/07/21 Royal Recital C.A. Landers HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-0 97 Bruff H'cap H'dle €6,600
Limerick 22/07/21 Gracesolution T.P. Harney NHF 2m 4 11-0 Irish Stall Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race €550
Naas 21/07/21 Koolasice G.P. Halpin F 7f 8 9-12 97 Naas Help Barretstown Children Race
Naas 21/07/21 Olly's Folly (GB) Adam Tracey Hcp 1m 7 8-8 50 O'Neill & Co. Chartered Apprentice H'cap (Div 1)
Naas 21/07/21 Miss Florentine M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 4 9-7 56 O'Neill & Co. Chartered Apprentice H'cap (Div 2) €500
Ballinrobe 19/07/21 Jjs Ascot J.M. Sheridan Mdn 1m 1f 96yds 8 9-2 John Rochford Memorial M'dn
Tipperary 18/07/21 Western Sea C.A. Landers HcpCh 2m 6f 150yds p.u. 11-12 107 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap Chase (Div 2)
Killarney 16/07/21 My Friend Aoife C.A. Landers MdnHdl 2m 6f 180yds 4 11-6 87 Play Over 1,000 Games (Mares) M'dn H'dle €500
Killarney 15/07/21 Bythesametoken C.J. Orr HcpHdl 2m 1f 2 10-12 113 Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle €4,200
Killarney 15/07/21 Lesssaidthebetter (GB) C.J. Orr HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-3 83 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Favori Logique (FR) S. O'Callaghan MdnHdl 2m 5f 170yds 2 10-13 104 Irish Thoroughbred M'dn H'dle €2,000
Fairyhouse 11/07/21 Lady Maura G.P. Halpin Hcp 6f 10 9-2 77 RYBO H'cap
Sligo 11/07/21 Lady Rocco Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 3f 194yds 9 12-0 95 Ballymote H'cap H'dle
Sligo 11/07/21 State Of Fame T.P. Harney NHF 2m 2f 1 11-9 Racing Again August 4th INH Flat Race €6,000
Leopardstown 08/07/21 Olly's Folly (GB) Adam Tracey Hcp 1m 1f 19 8-7 52 Foxrock H'cap

*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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