Denis O’Regan

Denis O'Regan on Mount Ida GN 2022

Denis O’Regan Grand National Wins

Denis O’Regan has never won the Grand National.

Their best finish to date was in 2010 with Black Apalachi who came 2nd.

Full Results

Year Horse Result Prize Money Trainer
2022 Mount Ida Fence 1 - Unseated Rider - Gordon Elliott
2021 Anibale Fly Fence 13 - Pulled Up - Tony Martin
2019 A Toi Phil 12 - Gordon Elliott
2016 The Druids Nephew Fence 21 - Pulled Up - Neil Mulholland
2015 Al Co Fence 1 - Unseated Rider - Peter Bowen
2014 Our Father Fence 8 - Unseated Rider - David Pipe
2013 Big Fella Thanks Fence 8 - Unseated Rider - Tom George
2012 Black Apalachi Fence 8 - Fell - Dessie Hughes
2011 King Fontaine 11 - Malcolm Jefferson
2010 Black Apalachi 2 £196,285 Dessie Hughes
2009 Black Apalachi Fence 22 - Unseated Rider - Dessie Hughes
2008 Bewley's Berry 5 £21,280 Howard Johnson
2007 Ballycassidy Fence 24 - Unseated Rider - Peter Bowen

Denis O’Regan is a jockey that has spent time riding in both the UK and Ireland during his career. An Irish native born on March 24th, 1982, he’s had plenty of winners on both sides of the Irish Sea, too, with many trainers supporting him in that quest.

Dermot Weld, Noel Meade and Howard Johnson are just some of the names that have given O’Regan regular rides in big races, and there are plenty more that have helped O’Regan over the years.

The 2008 Grand National was the highlight of the O’Regan/Johnson partnership, with two stable stars winning at the Cheltenham Festival. Inglis Drever won the World Hurdle, the third time that he’d already won the race, and Tidal Bay won the Arkle Chase, delivering a Cheltenham Festival that the pair would never forget.

In terms of the Grand National, Denis O’Regan has had plenty of opportunities but has yet to win the race, despite taking some very good rides. His 2010 ride on Black Apalachi gave O’Regan a second-placed finish, the closest he’s come to winning the race. It was AP McCoy and Don’t Push It that came home in front that day, but O’Regan and Black Apalachi were the only ones who got close, and they finished an excellent second.