Mikey O’Connor has now surpassed Enda Bolger’s record of 413 Irish point-to-point winners which now sees him as the fifth most successful Irish point-to-point rider of all time.
O’Connor registered his 400th winner at the end of last season at Grennan when guiding the Terence Leonard, Lily Of Dromard to victory.
This was a very special feat for the Cork native as he was only the seventh jockey to complete to do this and joins the likes Willie Rooney, Enda Bolger, Barry O’Neill, John Thomas McNamara, Jamie Codd and Derek O’Connor.
O’Connor partnered his first winner between the flags in February 1999 aboard Glitter Girl at Kilworth.
He finished third on three occasions in the Leading Riders table behind Derek O’Connor and Jamie Codd. His best season to date was in 2007-08 when he partnered 56 winners.
O’Connor has been associated with many good horses over the years including in the likes of Michael Winters talented mare For Bill who he partnered on five of her 11 career wins and top track performer Rebel Fitz.
Other horses he has been associated with over the years includes; Just Cassandra, Realt Dubh, Rule Supreme, Mickey Blue Eyes, Theatre Princess and Benefficient.
His biggest supporters over the years include Michael Winters who he partnered over 50 winners for, Gerry Cully, Liam Burke, John O’Shaughnessy and James Sheehan to name a few.