Derek O'Connor


Fiddaun, Galway


087 6220826

Name: Derek O'Connor

Address: Fiddaun, Tubber, Galway

Contact No: 087-6220826



Race type
Fin Pos
Mares Winner Of One
5yo+ Adjacent Maiden
5yo Geldings Maiden
6yo+ Geldings Maiden
5&6yo Geldings Maiden
5yo+ Adjacent Maiden
4yo Mares Maiden
4yo Geldings Maiden
2m6f Hunters Chase
4yo Geldings Maiden

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The 2019 Irish Field P2P Awards

The 40th Annual Irish Field Point-to-Point Awards took place on Saturday 8th June at the Hotel Minella, Co. Tipperary.

Longhouse Music crowned Champion Mare

Sam Curlings` charge set to collect both Champion Pointer and Champion mare award. 

Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin tie for Champion Pointer award

Thirteen wins apiece for Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin sees them share the title as race goes down to the wire.

Derek O'Connor secures Southern and Senior titles

The victory marks O'Connor's ninth Southern Title and his second Senior Title.

Derek O`Connor secures Western title

Derek O`Connor is set to take his 11th consecutive Western title this year. 

Title chasing Longhouse Music and Kruzhlinin set more records

Kruzhlinin won his second race of the weekend, whilst Longhous Music was among the winners at Loughrea. 

Ballindenisk hat-trick for O'Neill re-ignites Southern title quest

Barry O'Neill is now just two winners adrift of Derek O'Connor in the sourthern region following a treble at Ballindenisk. 

Six declared for Monday`s Killarney Hunter Chase

On The Fringe will look to go one better than his second in the 2017 renewal as he takes on It Came To Pass.

Competitive fields declared for the Tipperary`s point-to-point evening

Declarations are up for the Hunters Chase and the two sponsored bumpers at Tipperary on Thursday.

Top Wood outbattles Burning Ambition in thrilling Aintree Foxhunters

The Kelly Morgan-trained 12-year-old got the better of Pierce Power's recent Down Royal Hunter Chase winner.

Six Irish runners bid to secure Aintree success

Kruzhlinin has taken all before him in points this season as in one of two runners in the Foxhunters for Gordon Elliott.

Fourth Festival success for O'Connor with Kim Muir victory

The record-breaking point-to-point rider guided Any Second Now to victory on day three of the Cheltenham Festival.

Irish amateurs once again hit with bans from Cheltenham stewards

A number of riders were banned following the start, whilst John Barry receieved a seperate 12-day suspension.

Irish Pointers dominate with double on Classic card

Impulsive Leader and Beakstown enjoyed big race success, whilst Derek O'Connor made a winning visit to Warwick. 

O'Connor sets new record with Dromahane winner

Derek O'Connor became the first rider in the history of the sport to reach 1,200 winners at Dromahane on Sunday. 

Stand Up And Fight claims Down Royal Hunters Chase

Stand Up And Fight justified favouritism to land the Toal Bookmakers Hunters Chase at Down Royal. 

Stand Up And Fight heads Down Royal twelve for Stephens Day

Enda Bolger will be looking for his fourth victory in the Down Royal Hunter Chase with the impressive Dromahane winner. 

O'Neill and O'Connor honoured at HRI Awards

Barry O'Neill was awarded with the Point-to-Point award, whilst Derek O'Connor claimed the first Rider of the Year prize.

VOTE: Derek O'Connor nominated for Ride of the Year

The 11-time champion rider needs your vote to win the Rider of the Year prize at the upcoming HRI Awards. 

Inchydoney | 27th May 2018

Barry O’Neill made it a successful journey to the scenic west Cork coast when taking the opening contest.

Dromahane | 20th May 18

Sam Curling seems to have another smart prospect on his hands in the form of Longhouse Sale.

Necarne | 19th May 18

Ballysteen-second Howling Milan went one better here to score in the Dennison Commericals Ltd four-year-old geldings’ maiden to carry the colours of Jason Higgins to victory.

Loughanmore | 12th May 18

The Crawford brothers of Stuart and Ben teamed up to take the final heat of the four-year-old maiden with the Roy Wilson-owned The Very Man.

Report | Stowlin 29th Apr 18

The East Galway introduced their new course at Stowling to positive feedback from riders and handlers alike.

Dromahane | 5th May 18

Treble for Derek O’Connor

Report | Ballysteen 22nd Apr 18

The remarkable Sydney Paget notched-up a seventh successive victory in the day's feature.

Report | Moira 14th Apr 18

Pat Doyle continued the scintilating form of his 4yo runners with a rare venture north of the border to Moira.

Report | Dromahane 8th Apr 18

The Gigginstown House Stud-owned Shot To Hell provided James Kenny with his first four-year-old winner.

Report | Loughanmore 31st Mar 18

Lough Derg Rose & Norwegian Woods proved to be poignant winners for owner Pat Coffey.

Report | Liscarroll 25th Mar 18

On an afternoon that saw a terrific crowd in attendance to welcome the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

Report | Moig South 24th Mar 18

The Stonehall harriers were rewarded with an afternoon of sunshine on Saturday to finally stage their Moig South fixture at the third attempt

Report | Tyrella 19th Mar 18

The rescheduled East Down Foxhounds meeting at Tyrella took place on Monday and Derek O’ Connor enjoyed a fruitful day kicking home two winners

Report | Dromahane 18th Mar 18

On an afternoon that saw snow on the ground, Pat Doyle recorded his second success of the weekend in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.

Report | Ballynoe Sat Mar 18

There was a most unusual occurrence in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden as the Pat Doyle-trained winner Axiomatic.

Report | Lismore 10th Mar 18

Donnchadh Doyle, who saddled an amazing seven winners across three meetings on Sunday, got his weekend off to the best possible start.

Report | Farmacaffley 24th Feb 18

It was a treble-winning day to remember for local rider Darie McConville at the annual Armagh fixture.

Report | Oldtown 11th Feb 18

 Jamie Codd was in double-winning form on a bitterly cold day for point-to-point followers at The Folly.

Report | Killeagh 14th Jan 18

 Moskovite created a favourable impression in the Killeagh opener, but would later be disqualified.

Report | Aghabullogue 7th Jan 18

 Bay Ambition provided the injured handler Robert Tyner with a welcome tonic at Aghabullogue.

Report | Moira 2nd Dec 17

Burning Ambition picked-up a fourth race on the bounce for the Wexford duo of Rob James & Pierce Power.

Report | Turtulla 19th Nov 17

On the same day that Faugheen made his return to race course, his former point-to-point handler, Andrew Slattery produced another eye-catching sort in Beakstown.

Report | Dromahane 12th Nov 17

It was a good day for handler Aidan Fitzgerald who registered a double at the Duhallow Kanturks point-to-point fixture at Dromahane.

Report | Tinahely 5th Nov 17

The Wicklow Foxhounds returned to point-to-pointing when holding a fixture at Tinahely in November.

Report | Portrush 28th Oct 17

On his return to action, Sizing Coal was pushed all the way to the line as he made a winning reappearance.

Report | Rathcannon 22nd Oct 17

Track recruit Youcannotbeserious scared away the opposition in the first walkover since 1995.

Report | Loughanmore 14th Oct 17

Got The Nac proved to be another eye-catching value purchase by Kildare handler Peter Flood.