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 2022/2023151302€6,000€7,600€13,600
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 2022/202314088810€51,600€48,510€100,110
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 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
Leopardstown 04/02/23 Vado Forte (FR) L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 1f 8 11-6 138 Paddy Power Cheltenham Fanzone Hcap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Dundalk 01/02/23 Gracesolution W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 4f 2 9-13 67 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap €2,100
Dundalk 01/02/23 Samrogue C.P. Hoban Hcp 6f 9 9-11 67 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap
Dundalk 01/02/23 Dutch Glory Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 7f 6 9-7 61 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay H'cap (Div 2) €200
Limerick 31/01/23 Hi Ski S. O'Callaghan MdnHdl 2m 4 11-3 96 Limerick Opportunity (Mares) M'dn H'dle €500
Punchestown 30/01/23 Morrie In D Quarry B. Hayes HcpHdl 3m 20yds 4 11-10 91 Bar One Racing Exclusive Offer Hcap Hdle €525
Punchestown 30/01/23 Crafty Gael S. O'Callaghan HcpHdl 2m 4f 70yds 6 9-13 88 The Bar One Racing Mobile App H'cap Hdle €210
Naas 29/01/23 Alpha Steed B. Hayes MdnHdl 2m 3f 10 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 26/01/23 Song For My Father L.P. Shanahan HcpHdl 2m 16 11-4 99 Langtons Kilkenny H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Volantis K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 4 11-4 Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Mdn Hdle €500
Down-Royal 24/01/23 Champella T.P. Harney NovHdl 2m 1f 33yds 5 11-6 Franciscan Well Rated Novice H'dle €435
Dundalk 20/01/23 Gracesolution Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 1m 4f 2 9-10 64 H'cap (Div 1) €2,000
Dundalk 20/01/23 Dutch Glory Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 1m 4 9-7 61 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 2) €500
Punchestown 16/01/23 Eighty Eight S. O'Callaghan MdnHdl 2m 10 11-0 15% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Alpha Steed L.P. Dempsey MdnHdl 2m 13 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Sea Sessions (GB) S. O'Callaghan HcpHdl 3m 10 10-8 119 Philip O'Connor Memorial H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Volantis T.P. Harney NHF 2m 4 11-7 Racing January 19th (P-Am) INH Flat Race €500
Naas 08/01/23 Benefit Run L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 5 10-12 116 Race And Stay H'cap S'chase €495
Naas 08/01/23 Atacanter J.C. Gainford MdnHdl 1m 7f 194yds 12 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 06/01/23 Dutch Glory Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 7f 1 9-3 57 Racing Every Week At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1) €6,000

*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).