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 2019/20206676510€52,500€32,865€85,365
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 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
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Theatre World R.M. Power BegCh 2m 3 11-12 150th Irish Grand National Beg. S'chase €1,200
Clonmel 09/01/20 Favori Logique (FR) J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 3f 202yds 6 11-10 Monroe M'dn H'dle €220
Clonmel 09/01/20 Benefit Run R.M. Power HcpCh 2m 88yds 4 11-12 109 Jossestown H'cap S'chase €600
Tramore 01/01/20 Ask Carla C.A. Landers MdnHdl 2m 11 10-11 David Flynn Building Contractors Mdn Hdl
Tramore 01/01/20 Benefit Run Rachael Blackmore NovCh 2m 2 11-7 109 Jerry O'Donovan Mem. Rated Novice Schase €2,500
Limerick 29/12/19 Ciara's Treasure T.P. Harney MdnHdl 2m 3f 13 10-9 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Mdn Hdl
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Bythesametoken D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 4f 75yds 6 10-6 96 The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle €300
Limerick 28/12/19 Western Sea C.A. Landers NovCh 2m 1f 160yds 3 11-2 114 D Pack Packaging Rated Novice S'chase €1,650
Down-Royal 26/12/19 Theatre World J.J. Codd BegCh 2m 4f 2 11-12 Armstrong Memorial Irish EBF Beg S'chase €3,000
Leopardstown 26/12/19 Letitbeso J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 18 11-5 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
Navan 15/12/19 Favori Logique (FR) J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 5 11-9 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €450
Navan 15/12/19 An Fraoch Mor R.M. Power NovCh 2m 4f 1 11-3 Free Racecourse WiFi Rated Novice S'chse €9,600
Clonmel 05/12/19 Ciara's Treasure T.P. Harney MdnHdl 2m 3f 39yds 9 10-4 Next Meeting Jan 9th (QR) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 05/12/19 Nimby J.S. McGarvey BegCh 2m 127yds 13 11-12 Clonmel Supporters Club Beginners S'chse (Div 1)
Thurles 28/11/19 Western Sea D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 2f fell 11-2 112 Novice H'cap S'chase
Navan 24/11/19 State Of Cognac Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-12 104 Davis Civil Engineering H'cap H'dle
Navan 24/11/19 Bythesametoken D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 1 9-11 89 Davis Civil Engineering H'cap H'dle €7,500
Navan 24/11/19 Theatre World S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 6f 4 10-12 116 Mervyn Gray Construction H'cap H'dle €825
Fairyhouse 19/11/19 An Fraoch Mor R.M. Power NovCh 2m 2 11-3 Winter Festival Rated Novice S'chase €3,200
Fairyhouse 19/11/19 Bythesametoken R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 14 11-6 89 Book Your Easter Tickets 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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