Barry O'Neill


Kiltealy, Wexford


Barry O’Neill became the first rider to break the Derek O'Connor and Jamie Codd stranglehold on the top of the sport when crowned Champion Rider in 2017, a title he has defended in each of the following six years. The former two-time Champion Novice, created history in 2021 when he became the first rider ever to win all four regional titles in the same season. A formidable partnership with Champion Handler Colin Bowe has ensured that Barry has enjoyed notable success in the four-year-old maiden division, partnering many future stars, such as Envoi Allen and Samcro at the beginning of their careers. Bowe has also been responsible for supplying many of Barry’s big racecourse winners, having also enjoyed Graded success on the track. Whilst a 700th career victory came at Ballindenisk in May 2022.


Race type
Fin Pos
Hunters Chase
5yo+ Mares Maiden
5&6yo Geldings Maiden
5&6yo Geldings Maiden
4yo Mares Maiden
4yo Geldings Maiden
5yo+ Mares Maiden
5yo+ Geldings Maiden
Winner Of Three
4yo Mares Maiden
4yo Geldings Maiden
5yo+ Mares Maiden
Winner Of Two
5yo Geldings Maiden

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Rob James and Barry O'Neill to share championship spoils

The Wexford pair have agreed to sit out the final weekend of the season and so will be crowned joint champions. 

Grange Soldier bounces back to winning ways at Tipperary

The six-year-old got the better of the favourite to record his second career success for the Carlow stable of Willie Murphy. 

Barry ONeill reaches milestone 800th winner at Necarne

The reigning champion became just the third rider in the sport's history to reach that mark courtesy of Kingston Coole. 

Ferns Lock rules supreme once again at Thurles

David Christie's seven-year-old made all to gain back-to-back victories in the Thurles Hunter Chase. 

Ferns Locks eases to comfortable defeat of Billaway

The progressive six-year-old provided David Christie with his second consecutive victory in the Thurles contest.

Vaucelet clinches Down Royal Hunters Chase

Vaucelet gave David Christie his second McMahon McKay Hospitality And Leisure Hunters Chase since 2019 at the St. Stephen’s Day feature at Down Royal

Point-to-Point Awards 2022

The Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Annual Point-to-point awards took place at Dunboyne Castle on Saturday 18th June after a long-awaited three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaucelet completes famous Stratford double for Christie

Having won the Champion Novice Hunter Chase last year Vaucelet stepped up to take the Stratford feature. 

Ask D Man gives David Christie second John Corbet Cup in a row

Barry O'Neill was seen at his brilliant best as he delivered the eight-year-old right on the line to win at Stratford. 

Milestone for Barry ONeill

Barry O’Neill reached another milestone in his illustrious career when riding his 700th point-to-point winner aboard Some Man at Ballindenisk

Winged Leader too good for Billaway at Thurles

David Christie's charge put himself right into the Cheltenham Festival picture with a comprehensive victory from the front. 

Ask DMan makes most to record first Hunter Chase success

David Christie's eight-year-old was a step ahead of his rivals at Clonmel as he supplemented his four pointing victories. 

Vaucelet brings up four-timer in opening hunter chase of season

The six-year-old continued a good couple of days for his trainer David Christie by winning the Hunter Chase at Fairyhouse. 

Winged Leader ends season on a high at Listowel

The seven-year-old made all to win his second Hunter Chase of the year for handler David Christie. 

Western Title for Wexford Trio

There was a three way tie for this year’s Western Region Title with James Kenny, Rob James and Barry O’Neill taking the honours. 

Fifth champion title for history maker O'Neill

Barry O'Neill has created his own piece of history this season by winning all four of the regional titles in the one campaign. 

On The Sod lands Downpatrick Hunters Chase

The David Christie trained On The Sod justified his short price when claiming the Downpatrick Hunters Chase in good style in the hands of Barry O’Neill. 

All the way success for Winged Leader at Tramore

The seven-year-old completed a memorable evening for his owners at the seaside course with victory under Barry O'Neill. 

Some Man upholds David Christie domination of Down Royal Hunters

Ray Nicholas' charge provided David Christie with his fourth win in the race from the last five renewals. 

Last Quarter completes impressive day for Walk In The Park

The Coolmore sire was responsible for the winner of all three of four-year-old bumpers at Punchestown on Monday. 

Staker Wallace eases to Earl of Harrington success

Enda Bolger's charge belatedly opened his account on the racecourse with a dominant display at Limerick on Wednesday. 

Nominees for 2020 HRI Awards announced

Last year's winner Colin Bowe is once again among the nominees in the point-to-point category.

Er Dancer and Navy Girl the latest dual winners this season

The weekend's action saw the pair join High Stakes in notching up an early season double over these opening weekends. 

Castletown-Geoghegan hat-trick moves O'Neill past 600 mark

The reigning champion was in winning form at the Westmeath venue on Sunday, as he reached another big milestone. 

Ballymacads stage successful meeting behind closed doors at Oldcastle

The Ballymacad Hunt raced on the opening Sunday and continued the good work carried out by the Ormonds on Saturday. 

Ormond Hunt set new season off to smooth start

Ballingarry staged a smooth and sucessful eight race card as point to point returned to action for the first time since March - read how the day worked  

Top jockeys show their support for #ShowYourColours

Barry O'Neill, Maxine O'Sullivan and Derek O'Connor have teamed up with the homeless charity Focus Ireland for their latest campaign. 

Champions Crowned | Second Northern title for National Champion O'Neill

Barry O'Neill posted an utterly dominant display in the North ending the season with a 42% strike rate there.

Champions Crowned | Codd and O'Neill continue Eastern domination

The pair have now won that regional title for 15 years consecutively as their share the 2019/20 crown.

Champions Crowned | Fourth straight national title for O'Neill

Barry O'Neill ends the season with almost double the number of winners of any other rider.

Winged Leader impresses in Down Royal Hunter Chase

The David Christie-trained gelding justified his odds-on favouritisim when capturing the 2m 3f contest. 

Report | Ballyarthur 15th March 2020

Smart Mogul gives owner Murphy first point victory.

Seven declared for Down Royal Hunter Chase

Like A Demon, Samurai Cracker and Winged Leader are amongst the horses set to line up for the two miles and three furlongs contest.

Report | Lingstown 08th March 2020

Brown Bullet fires as O’Neill and Bowe dominate.

Report | Ballycahane 07th March 2020

Chosen Port keeps the family in credit.

Report | Borris House 01st March 2020

Sky is the limit for Amarillo after gritty debut success.

Report | Tinahely 23rd February 2020

Landmark for Codd as Action provides Murphy with double.

Report | Farmacaffley 22nd February 2020

O’Neill rattles off four-timer as Danjaman saunters home.

On The Sod remains unbeaten

The David Christie-trained eight-year-old took the winner-of-two at Farmaclaffley on Saturday.

Report | Cragmore 15th February 2020

Brandy Love gives a taste of her ability in beating the boys.

Report | Tallow 09th February 2020

Warrior’s run away win vindicates Collender’s faith.

Report | Kirkistown 08th February 2020

Holymacapony has a ‘brightfuture’ after storming home.

Report | Dungarvan 26th January 2020

Starvoski shines to reward work of Byrne partnership.

Report | Tyrella 25th January 2020

Ewing and Gainford make hay as Only The Bold shines.

Dylrow and Samurai Cracker to Clash at Naas

The pair will be joined by Billaway and Edwulf in the three-mile contest set to take place on Sunday.

Report | Carrigarostig 19th January 2020

Cheltenham on the cards for Rewritetherules after open strike.

Report | Tinahely 12th January 2020

Kopolov shows alot of potential for O’Dwyer.

Report | Ballindenisk 05th January 2020

Winning debutante Nada to Prada could prove a bargain.

Report | Mainstown 01st December 2019

Third time lucky for Hardy Bloke as Goff secures double.

Report | Kirkistown 23rd November 2019

Askinvillar was a 12th winner of the season for Colin Bowe.

Report | Dromohane 10th November 2019

Queens Brook justifies faith with smooth maiden strike.

2019 Horse Racing Ireland Awards nominees announced

The awards, which will be presented early next month, draw on nominees from across the Irish racing industry.

Report | Kinsale 02nd November 2019

Premium access helps Bowe set a furious pace at the top of the table.

Report | Loughanmore 26th October 2019

O’Neill on a mission to secure fourth rider title.

Report | Portrush 19th October 2019

Christie’s Miracle as Eddies returns from serious injury

Report | Castletown-Geoghegan 06th October 2019

Bowe and O’Neill dominate action with impressive treble.

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.

Rob James racks up 200 winners

Rob James rode his 200th winner between-the-flags on Sunday

Joseph O`Reilly winner Ucello Conti named Champion Hunter Chaser

That Fairyhouse victory was one of the in hunter chase company for Gordon Elliott's charge.

Longhouse Music crowned Champion Mare

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

Colin Bowe takes seventh leading handler title

45 winners secures the handlers title for Colin Bowe

Barry O'Neill takes the 2019 Champion Rider title

The win marks the Wexford natives third consecutive Champion Rider Title.

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.

Report | Inchydoney 26th May 2019

Hacksaw Ridge became the latest winner to be sent out by promising young Wexford handler Richard Black.

Dominant O'Neill wins hat-trick of Eastern titles

Barry O'Neill was crowned eastern champion for the 2018/19 season as that region finishes at Stradbally.

Report | Ballindenisk 19th May 2019

Strengthofmind stepped up from his ninth on debut to win the four-year-old maiden by a length.

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. 

Loughanmore hat-trick seals Northern title for Codd

Jamie Codd won his fourth northern title following a treble at Loughanmore including a 10th of the season for Kruzhlinin. 

Report | Necarne 10th May 19

Frilly Frock avenged her recent narrow defeat to kick-start a winning weekend for Colin Bowe at the Fermanagh course.

Report | Necarne 11th May 19

A treble on the final day of the northern season was not enough for Barry O'Neill in his bid to retain the regions title.

Report | Broughshane 4th May 19

Colin McKeever was the man to follow as he saddled a double including with Eskylane.

10 declared for the KFM hunt chase for farmers

We take a look at the declarations for the farmers hunt chase taking place at Punchestown tomorrow.  

Report | Monksgrange 28th April 2019

Local jockey Barry O'Neill was the man to follow at his home fixture as he recorded a popular treble.

Report | Taylorstown 27th April 2019

Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe were in double winning form at a fixture which also saw Kruzhlinin become the first horse to win nine races.

Report | Oldcastle 21st April 2019

Tokyo Getaway provided Peter Flood and Anthony Fox with the first leg of an Easter Oldcastle double.

Report | Inch 17th April 2019

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

Report | Bellurgan Park 14th April 2019

Champion rider Barry O'Neill capped off a week which saw the arrival of his first son Billy by riding a treble.

Report | Courtown 7th April 2019

Former rider Andrew Latta sent out Moonlit Wings to win the mares maiden in fine style.

Report | Monksgrange 31st March 2019

County Wexford rider Barry O'Neill enjoyed a double on Sunday at his local track in Monksgrange.

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.

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 | Ballyarthur 17th March 2019

Clare handler Joe Ryan seems to have another smart on his hands in the form of debut winner Adrimel.

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.

Report | Turtulla 10th March 2019

Barry O'Neill had a successful day at the Premier Hunts meeting at Turtulla on Sunday, when recording a double on the card.

Report | Kirkistown 9th March 2019

History was made at Kirkistown when the first four-year-old auction maiden was staged at the County Down track.

Envoi Allen lands Grade 1 Champion Bumper

Envoi Allen justified favouritism to land the Weatherbys Champion Grade 1 Bumper in the hands of Jamie Codd.

Report | Tyrella 2nd March 2019

It was a red letter day for John McNally who saddled his first winner as a handler in the older maiden for novice riders when Nabraska ran out a ready winner.

Report | Ballycahane 3rd March 2019

It was a very cold and wet day on Sunday when the Limerick Harriers held their first point-to-point meeting at their new track at Ballycahane.

Report | Punchestown 17th February 2019

The Patrick Turley-trained Power of Pause garnered all the plaudits following his impressive debut in the at Punchestown in the hands of Mark O'Hare.

Foxhunters hopeful Ucello Conti claims Navan Hunter Chase

Ucello Conti followed up on his recent Thurles win with a fine victory in the Boardsmill Stud Hunters Chase. 

Report | Kirkistown 9th February 2019

Colin Bowe made a successful start to his new relationship with Gigginstown House Stud, as Hell’s Canyon, returned the easy ten-length winner.

Report | Ballinaboola 3rd February 2019

Barry O’Neill extending his advantage at the top of the riders table, riding a double on the day at Ballinaboola which was initiated by Telmesomethinggirl.

Ucello Conti Cheltenham bound following Thurles success

Gordon Elliott's Ucello Conti recorded his second victory within seven days following his last success with Barry O'Neill.

Report | Tinahely 13th January 2019

Dime A Dozen gained an overdue success when taking the opening Weatherbys Ireland five and six-year-old mares’ maiden.

Sidetracked supplies OLoughlin with first track success

It was a red-letter day for Gearoid O'Loughlin who registered his first track success when winning the Hunters Chase with Sidetracked at Clonmel.

Report | Templenacarriga 6th January 2019

Colin Bowe and Barry O'Neill continued their rich vein of form when landing the opening contest with Streets Of Fire.

Report | Dromahane 30th 2018

The 11-time champion rider Derek O'Connor, this country's winning most rider between the flags, recorded his 1200th Irish points success.

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. 

Thunder And Roses second on debut for I.N.S. Racing at Boulta

Opportunity for enthusiasts to become involved in the ownership of promising hunter chaser.

Report | Borris 9th December 2018

The red-hot form of the Ellen Doyle yard continued on Sunday, as she registering an across the card double.

500 and counting for Barry O'Neill with Borris House success

The two-time champion became just the fourth rider in the sport's history to win 500 races with success on Sunday. 

Report | Corbeagh House 2nd December 2018

The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.

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.

Report | Tinahely 18th November 2018

It was a red-letter-day for novice rider Jack Hendrick who partnered his first career success aboard Would You Bypass.

Report | Lisronagh 10th November 2018

Eleven-time champion rider Derek O’Connor was in treble-winning form at Lisronagh on Saturday.

HRI Award nominees unveiled

Nominees for the 2018 awards which will take place next month have been revealed, including in the point-to-point category.

Report | Damma House 4th November 2018

Barry O’Neill continued his fine start to the season riding a treble around the new track at Damma House.

Report | Dowth 28th October 2018

For the second weekend in succession Mick Goff and Shane Fitzgerald teamed up to take a second four-old-maiden in seven days.

Bonus prize up for grabs once again as GAIN Mares Series Launched

The 2018/19 Series kicks off at Damma House and builds to the big Final at Ballynoe on March 31st.

Report | The Pigeons 21st October 2018

Maliboo provided a deserved local success, as the South Westmeath's celebrated 40 years of running a point-to-point at The Pigeons.

Report | Portrush 20th October 2018

David Christie once again proved his talents in sourcing new horses, as his latest purchase, Kadmer made a winning debut.

Next Generation | Rider - Barry Stone

The County Wexford rider opened his account between-the-flags at Loughrea last Sunday, aboard Unexpected Depth in the 4yo maiden.

Report | Loughrea 14th October 2018

Sunday’s Loughrea fixture proved to be a red letter day for novice rider Barry Stone, who booted home his first winner.

Report | Castletown-Geoghegan 7th October 2018

Champion jockey Barry O’Neill got his title defence off to the best possible start, with a Casltetown-Geoghegan treble.

Report | Toomebridge 6th October 2018

The 2018/19 Point-to-Point season got underway with a six-race card at Toomebridge where a fine day saw a large crowd attend.

Inchydoney | 27th May 2018

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

Oldcastle | 20th May 18

Barry O Neill extended his lead in the rider’s title to eight winners ahead of Derek O’Connor when he secured a treble on the day.

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.

Necarne | 18th May 18

The opening day Necarne on Friday saw Colin Bowe send out three winners to join Donnchadh Doyle at head of the trainer's table on 26 winners, whilst Rob James took the riding honours kicking home a treble. 

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 | Monksgrange 29th Apr 18

Monksgrange played host to a high class day of action when no fewer than three Doyle's were among the winners.

Report | Taylorstown 28th Apr 18

Court Jurado and Everybreathyoutake were among the four-year-old winners at Taylorstown.

Report | Ballysteen 22nd Apr 18

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

Report | Largy 21st Apr 18

Watyawaitingfor provided local owner Robert Armstrong and the BBC Home Ground team with plenty to celebrate.

Report | Bellurgan Park 15th Apr 18

Reigning champion Barry O'Neill added a brace of victories to his season haul at the rescheduled fixture.

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 2nd April 18

Local connections Colin McKeever and Wilson Dennison were among the Easter winners at Loughanmore.

Report | Castletown-Geoghegan 1st Apr 18

Former Grade 1 winner Uxizandre made a winning pointing debut to claim the prestigous Barbour Cup.

Report | Loughanmore 31st Mar 18

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

Report | Horse & Jockey 11th Mar 18

Roger Quinlan made a welcome return to action when recording a double at his local point-to-point track in Horse & Jockey.

Report | Kirkistown 10th Mar 18

Conditions were very tough at Kirkistown on Saturday where Mark O'Hare enjoyed a double on the day.

Report | Borris 9th Mar 18

Richard Black has enjoyed a dream start to his training career, consigning the most expensive point-to-point mare at last March.

Report | Tinahely 25th Feb 18

The well-related The Hollow Chap powered up the Tinahely hill to claim the day's opener under Barry O'Neill. 

Report | Punchestown 18th Feb 18

 The annual Punchestown point-to-point provided the setting for James Murphy's first career winner.

Report | Knockanard 17th Feb 18

 Shadow Rider continued an excellent start to the spring 4yo campaign for Barry O'Neill, Colin Bowe & Walter Connors.

Report | Ballinaboola 4th Feb 18

Carrignagapple marked himself out as an open horse of note for the future with success in the day's feature.

Report | Tyrella 27th Jan 18

 Lagan Island continued his rise through the ranks with a comfortable success for Noel and Sean McParlan.

Report | Tinahely 14th Jan 18

Marinero, a horse of Grade 1 class, made a winning reappearance between the flags for Barry O'Neill. 

Report | Templencarriga 31st Dec 17

There were New Year's Eve celebrations for rider James Hannon after he secured a Templencarriga double. 

Report | Borris House 10th Dec 17

Rob James revelled in the snowy conditions to record a treble at the Carlow venue.

Report | Mainstown 3rd Dec 17

Champion point-to-pointer Ourmanmassini returned to the winners enclosure as part of a Peter Flood double.

Report | Knockinroe 12th Nov 17

The Suirvale Harriers held their first meeting since April 2015 at their new track at Knockinroe just outside Templemore.

Report | Lingstown 19th Nov 17

Donnchadh Doyle sent out his initial winner of the season when Darsi In The Park landed the opening four-year-old maiden.

Report | Kirkistown 18th Nov 17

The opening four-year-old maiden at Kirkistowns Autumn fixture saw the opening leg of a double for reigning champion Barry O’Neil.

Report | Ballinaboola 12th Nov 17

One of the most convincing winners of the day was the Sean Doyle trained Know The Score who won the division one of the four-year-old-maiden

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 | Tinahely 22nd Oct 17

Maxine O'Sullivan clinched victory in the opening round of the 2017/18 ITM Ladies Series aboard Samanntom.

Report | Loughrea 15th Oct 17

Colin Bowe, Heather Kiernan and Eugene O'Sullivan all continued their winning ways into Loughrea.

Report | Castletown-Geoghegan 8th Oct 17

Defending champion rider Barry O'Neill had the perfect start to his title defence on the opening day of the season.