Chris O'Donovan


Mallow, Cork


086 2223494

Chris O'Donovan, the grandson of former trainer Jack O'Keeffe, is a graduate of the Duhallow Pony Club, and he rode his first winner at Dromahane in April 2014 aboard Optimus Prime, a horse both owned and trained by his sister Kate. A career best 10 winners during the 2015/16 season saw O'Donovan crowned Champion Novice Rider, the same season in which he recorded his first track victory with Theatre Princess at Cork. The 2018/19 campaign saw Chris match that career best 10 winners from his novice title-winning season, a feat he repeated in the Covid-interupted 2020/21.

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5yo Geldings Maiden
5yo Geldings Maiden
5yo Geldings Maiden

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Sayce Gold completes memorable double for Chris O Donovan

The Boulta maiden winner ran out a wide margin winner of the mares point-to-point bumper in the Trevor Hemmings colours. 

Rose Milan eases to wide-margin Fairyhouse success

Mick Winters' charge proved much too good for her six rivals in the opener at Fairyhouse. 

Report | Carrigarostig 19th January 2020

Cheltenham on the cards for Rewritetherules after open strike.

Report | Boulta 08th December 2019

Clondaw Secret outshines Gold to win on point debut.

Report | Boulta 24th November 2019

Russellsway vindicates promise with maiden success.

Report | Bartlemy 12th May 2019

Donnchadh Doyle continued his excellent season with four-year-old's when Fantasia Roque won at Bartlemy.

Report | Dromahane 5th May 2019

85-year-old Jim Barry won the four-year-old mares' maiden with Fantasia Storm, the only horse he has in training.

REPORT | Cork`s Easter Hunter Chase & P2P Bumpers card

We take a look at the results of the Hunter Chase races and Point-To-Point Bumpers at Cork. 

Report | Inch 17th April 2019

The formidable comination of Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe enjoyed a double at the mid-week fixture.

Report | Liscarroll 24th March 2019

Colin Bowe-trained Papa Tango Charly impressed by posting a scintillating debut under Barry O'Neill in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.

Report | Belclare 10th March 2019

Wexford rider Jimmy O’Rourke enjoying a good day the North Galway Hunts meeting at Belclare when registering a double on the day.

Report | Bandon 3rd March 2019

Michael O'Sullivan, fresh from his three-timer at Kildorrery the previous Sunday, recorded a double at Bandon.

Report | Knockanard 17th February 2019

Knockanard will live long in the memory of 18-year-old Alannah Budds, as she rode her initial points winner aboard her cousin Ken Budd’s Mrs Mcro.

Report | Moig South 4th November 2018

Moig South played host to the second divide of the season, as 17 declaration for the four-year-old geldings’ maiden necessitated two divisions.

Report | Stradbally 15th Apr 18

The fine run of form at Stradbally for local handler James Fahey continued at the Laois' April fixture.

Report | Dromahane 8th Apr 18

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

Report | Bandon 25th Feb 18

Fenno's Storm brought up a milestone 200th points winner in the career of rider Declan Queally at Bandon. 

Report | Bellharbour 4th Feb 18

 Dlauro and Envious Editor were some of the eye-catching winners on a high class day's racing in the burren.

Report | Boulta 10th Dec 17

The 12-runner Hurleys SuperValu, Midleton four-year-old mares’ maiden developed into a truly dramatic race.

Report | Ballindenisk 3rd Dec 17

The Batt O’Connell-trained Truckin All Night, a former three-time track scorer, made a triumphant return to action by coming with a well-timed run under 19-year-old Shane Baragry.

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.

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