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 2019/2020353336€21,000€16,405€37,405
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 2019393232€21,375€9,705€31,080
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
Tramore 17/10/19 Lady Rocco L.A. Hourigan NHF 2m 4 10-12 Copper Coast (Ladies P-Am) INH Flat Race €500
Gowran-Park 14/10/19 Universal Focus (GER) W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 6f 10 8-13 65 Gowran Park Golf Memberships 2020 H'cap
Limerick 13/10/19 Theatre World L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 3m 2 10-5 104 David Fitzgerald Memorial H'cap H'dle €3,200
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Bythesametoken L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-7 90 Bobbyjo Bistro H'cap H'dle €525
Limerick 12/10/19 Blue Sky Thinker C.D. Hayes Mdn 6f 150yds 13 8-11 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Benefit Run L.P. Dempsey BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 5 11-12 Molson Coors Beginners S'chase €360
Dundalk 11/10/19 Shadow Wind (USA) O.J. Orr Mdn 7f 12 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(C&G)Med.Auc.Mdn
Navan 09/10/19 Doonard Prince M.P. Sheehy Hcp 5f 1 8-3 45 Bective Restaurant Apprentice H'cap €6,000
Navan 28/09/19 The Rubinator L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 14 11-2 108 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap H'dle
Navan 28/09/19 Theatre World L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 6f 1 11-8 98 Dun A Ri Blinds H'cap H'dle €6,900
Navan 28/09/19 Barnet Brook P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 5 12-0 Navan Racecourse (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €300
Curragh 28/09/19 Universal Focus (GER) L.A. Hourigan Hcp 1m 4f 10 10-9 65 Keadeen Hotel Ladies Invitational H'cap
Sligo 25/09/19 Western Sea L.P. Dempsey BegCh 2m 4f 175yds 1 11-12 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase €7,200
Ballinrobe 20/09/19 Favori Logique (FR) P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 38yds 3 11-7 INH Flat Race €1,000
Dundalk 20/09/19 Monzoon (GB) T.P. Madden Mdn 6f 10 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn
Naas 18/09/19 Dolce Sicily D.P. McDonogh F 6f 12 9-10 73 Welcome Naas Mens Shed Claiming Race
Naas 18/09/19 Blue Sky Thinker T.P. Madden Mdn 6f 12 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Mdn
Listowel 13/09/19 Theatre World D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 3m 4 10-13 98 Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Hcap Hdle €700
Laytown 11/09/19 Approbare C.T. Keane Mdn 7f 3 10-3 53 Gilna's Cottage Inn Pride Of Place M'dn €1,250
Listowel 10/09/19 The Rubinator M.J. Stenson HcpHdl 2m fell 11-7 106 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

*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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