Number of rides: 739
Prize money: SEK 8.214.288 (€840.061)
Highlight: Stanerra Stakes (L) with Joseph O’Brien trained Arya Tara
Lowest riding weight: 55 kg
Ana O’Brien was only 16 years old when she rode her first winner at Dundalk on Fairylike, a horse trained by the leading trainer and Ana’s father, Aiden O’Brien. Since then O’Brien has gone on to win her first Listed race on Arya Tara in the Stanerra Stakes (L), trained by her brother the two-time Irish Champion Jockey, Joseph O’Brien. O’Brien was also the first female jockey to ride in the Darley Irish Oaks when she finished fourth on Beyond Brilliance.
She was only the third female jockey to ride in the Epsom Derby last month, when finishing unplaced on The Anvil. More recently O’Brien was also in action at Royal Ascot, riding Asking to 6th place in the Sandringham Handicap.
O’Brien had her first international victory at Bro Park on its opening day last year, with a hard-won race on Wido Neuroth-trained Hi Finn.