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 2022/2023171302€6,000€7,915€13,915
Winter All Weather 2021/2022182112€15,000€5,360€20,360
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 2022/2023164911911€63,600€61,635€125,235
National Hunt 2021/2022112121577€95,100€60,455€155,555
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 2023321112€6,600€6,405€13,005
Flat 2022136891110€52,800€59,605€112,405
Flat 2021130119128€99,000€72,120€171,120
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 31/05/23 Gotthenod T.P. Harney HcpHdl 3m 2 11-5 100 Country Fest Wexford Aug 13 H'cap H'dle
Curragh 28/05/23 Mr Rango Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 1m 6f 14 9-6 87 Download The App At Novibet H'cap
Curragh 26/05/23 Monzoon (GB) L.F. Roche Hcp 1m 10 9-9 72 Novibet Blog H'cap
Limerick 25/05/23 Western Sea L.P. Shanahan HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds 8 11-3 98 PAQIT H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 23/05/23 Crafty Gael B.W. Harvey HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 2 10-7 91 Summer In Town Family Ticket H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,000
Roscommon 22/05/23 Tall Story J. Coen Hcp 7f 100yds 11 9-8 59 Dick Mulvanney Apprentice H'cap (Div 1)
Roscommon 22/05/23 Thats Jet S. Foley Hcp 1m 4f 10yds 8 8-10 59 Abbey Hotel, Roscommon H'cap
Naas 21/05/23 Lady Kai C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 11 9-3 Twydil/Clovelly Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 21/05/23 Dance The Flame D. McMonagle Mdn 1m 14 9-3 Twydil/Clovelly Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 19/05/23 New Route C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 10 9-8 Irish EBF Median Auction M'dn
Leopardstown 19/05/23 Get Set Jet (GB) D.W. O'Connor Mdn 1m 16 9-8 Irish EBF Median Auction M'dn
Tipperary 18/05/23 Alfieri J.W. Reilly HcpHdl 3m 8 11-6 100 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 18/05/23 Hi Ski S. O'Callaghan HcpHdl 2m 1 10-11 92 Follow Us On Facebook H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €6,600
Cork 17/05/23 Dutch Glory J. Coen Hcp 7f 10 8-13 60 The Buy Tickets Online H'cap
Cork 17/05/23 Summer Snow J. Coen Hcp 7f 1 9-0 60 The Blackwater Apprentice H'cap €6,600
Killarney 15/05/23 An Fraoch Mor S. O'Callaghan HcpCh 2m 4f 10 11-4 106 BoyleSports H'cap S'chase
Gowran-Park 10/05/23 Dance The Flame Chloe Byrne Mdn 7f 7 8-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auct Mdn
Leopardstown 07/05/23 Mr Rango Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 1m 2f 3 9-5 86 19th May Friday Night Party H'cap €1,650
Leopardstown 07/05/23 Turbulence M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 2f 4 8-12 74 19th May Friday Night Party H'cap €825
Naas 06/05/23 Warrior Brave (GB) D. McMonagle Hcp 5f 205yds 8 9-12 83 Declan Landy Fencing 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).