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.


Did you know:

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 2021/202220100€0€2,000€2,000
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 2021221331€28,500€15,605€44,105
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
Dundalk 12/05/21 Monzoon (GB) M.A. Gallagher Hcp 6f 12 10-2 68 Virtual Ladies Day 12th July H'cap
Roscommon 11/05/21 Amicable (GB) L.F. Roche Mdn 1m 4f 2 9-4 54 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €2,700
Killarney 11/05/21 Sea Sessions (GB) M.A. Gallagher Hcp 1m 31yds 7 8-9 63 Irish Examiner H'cap
Killarney 11/05/21 Lieutenant Silver G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 31yds 13 9-7 51 Killarney Outlook H'cap (Div 2)
Killarney 09/05/21 Bythesametoken C.J. Orr HcpHdl 2m 1f 7 9-13 114 Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 09/05/21 Snowdryft Adam Tracey Mdn 1m 2f 13 8-6 Foxrock (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 08/05/21 Doonard Prince A.J. Farragher Hcp 5f 5 7-13 43 Quinns Of Baltinglass & Castletown H'cap €330
Naas 08/05/21 Wantsandneeds M.A. Gallagher Mdn 7f 12 9-2 Naas Racecourse (Fillies) M'dn
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Favori Logique (FR) C.J. Orr HcpHdl 2m 5f 180yds 2 11-11 102 Cosy Roof H'cap H'dle €2,000
Sligo 02/05/21 Lilandra (FR) M.A. Gallagher Hcp 5f 210yds 6 10-2 64 Glasshouse Hotel H'cap (Div 1) €200
Sligo 02/05/21 Miss Florentine M.A. Gallagher Hcp 5f 210yds 6 8-10 44 Glasshouse Hotel H'cap (Div 2) €200
Punchestown 01/05/21 Call It Magic K.M. Donoghue Ch 3m 1f 1 11-9 115 Dooley Insurance Cross Country S'chase €8,400
Punchestown 29/04/21 Call It Magic K.M. Donoghue Ch 4m 2f p.u. 11-9 115 Mongey Communications Schase (La Touche)
Naas 26/04/21 Lieutenant Silver G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 2 9-4 53 Starlite Drive In Cinema At Naas H'cap (Div 2) €2,000
Navan 25/04/21 Rocky Sky G.P. Halpin F 1m 2f 1 9-2 83 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes (Listed) Listed €28,500
Limerick 24/04/21 Longbourn J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 4 9-11 82 Follow Limerick Racecourse On Insta Hcap €575
Limerick 24/04/21 Amicable (GB) G.P. Halpin Mdn 1m 9 9-4 Follow Limerick On Facebook M'dn
Limerick 24/04/21 Springbank J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 3f 70yds 3 9-9 98 H'cap €2,100
Dundalk 21/04/21 Monzoon (GB) M.A. Gallagher Hcp 7f 3 10-1 68 H'cap €1,050
Dundalk 18/04/21 Lilandra (FR) P.A. Harnett Hcp 6f 10 9-9 65 Hollywoodbets Racing and Sports 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).

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