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 2021/20226371045€53,400€39,245€92,645
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 2021127119118€99,000€71,120€170,120
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
Wexford 25/10/21 Elmount L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 12-0 Peter Nolan Bloodstock M'dn H'dle
Galway 24/10/21 Theatre World C.J. Orr HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 1 10-10 119 Marlin Hotel Dublin H'cap S'chase €12,600
Galway 24/10/21 Paddys Planet L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 5f 100yds 5 12-0 COLM QUINN BMW M'dn H'dle €360
Wexford 24/10/21 State Of Fame J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 4 12-0 Michael Moore Car Sales M'dn H'dle €500
Dundalk 22/10/21 Gracesolution M.A. Gallagher Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-6 Follow On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Mdn
Dundalk 22/10/21 We're On The Way M.A. Gallagher Hcp 6f 12 9-12 62 H'cap (Div 1)
Sligo 22/10/21 State Of Honor P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 2f 2 11-8 Watch On Racing TV Flat Race €2,000
Navan 20/10/21 Doonard Prince N.M. Crosse Hcp 5f 164yds 8 8-3 43 Arkle Bar H'cap
Navan 20/10/21 Made For Minds J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 6f 21 10-3 63 Racing Again Sunday 7th November H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 17/10/21 Tommorah J.M. Sheridan Hcp 5f 205yds 6 8-10 64 Irish EBF Auction Series Nursery H'cap €600
Naas 17/10/21 Miss Florentine r. Whearty Hcp 1m 2f 8 9-11 70 GAIN Advantage Series Apprentice H'cap
Dundalk 15/10/21 Longbourn J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-12 96 BetVictor Loyalty Club H'cap €1,550
Curragh 14/10/21 Made For Minds J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-6 63 Hollywoodbets Best Odds Guaranteed H'cap (Div 2) €6,300
Punchestown 13/10/21 Elmount L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 5 12-0 BetVictor Support Irish Racing M'dn Hdle €360
Punchestown 12/10/21 Sea Sessions (GB) S. O'Callaghan Hdl 2m 60yds 2 9-12 Ladbrokes Get Extra Places 3-Y-O H'dle €2,700
Punchestown 12/10/21 Bullock Park T.P. Harney Hdl 2m 60yds 7 10-5 Ladbrokes Get Extra Places 3-Y-O H'dle
Curragh 10/10/21 We're On The Way M.A. Gallagher Hcp 6f 12 9-5 63 Sentinel Ireland H'cap
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Favori Logique (FR) S. O'Callaghan HcpCh 2m 7f 160yds 3 10-12 109 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase €1,750
Dundalk 08/10/21 Jjs Ascot J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 13 9-2 54 Leading Jockey & Trainer Apprentice Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 08/10/21 Monzoon (GB) M.P. Sheehy Hcp 7f 1 9-9 73 Story Of Dundalk Stadium Book H'cap €6,600

*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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