Rob James


Enniscorthy, Wexford


087 7496359

Rob James has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks, having only ridden his first winner at Tinahely in 2012 aboard the Donnchadh Doyle-trained Amber Hill. Yet five years later he had already broken through the 100-winner barrier with the success of Insufficient Funds in 2017. He claimed the 2014 Champion Novice title with 20 winners and added further title success with the 2017 Sourthern crown and 2021 Western title. A succesful partnership with the likes of Donnchadh and Colin Bowe saw him finish in the overall top three riders for the first time in the 2017/18 campaign, with his 200th success coming courtesy of Presenting Ana at Kinsale in 2019. The 2019/20 season brought a first Western title, and most notably, a first Cheltenham Festival success when Milan Native won the Kim Muir for Gordon Elliott, whilst in April 2022 he rode Win My Wings to land the Scottish Grand National.

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Maiden Hunters Chase
Point-To-Point Bumper
5&6yo Geldings Maiden
5&6yo Geldings Maiden
4yo Maiden - Auction
4yo Maiden - Auction
5yo+ Unplaced Maiden
Open (Graded Winners Excluded)
4yo Geldings Maiden
Winner Of Two

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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. 

James & Hendrick Share Eastern Title

Wexford natives Jack Hendrick and Rob James will share the 2024 Eastern Title with both finishing on a total of 22 winners.

Another milestone achieved by Rob James

Rob James continued with his rich vein of form when registering his 300th point-to-point winner aboard his own Jingko Blue who ran out a strong winner of the four-year-old maiden at Oldtown on Saturday afternoon.

Win My Wings lands first National for Rob James

The Wexford rider secured the big-race victory aboard the former pointer who had started her career with Denis Moore

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. 

Er Dancer brings up win number three of the season

Sean Doyle's charge ran out a 14/1 winner of a maiden hunter chase at Fairyhouse. 

Nominees for 2020 HRI Awards announced

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

Rob James off the mark as a handler with Umma House success

The Cheltenham Festival winning jockey sent out My Bad Lucy to kickstart his new extra role as a handler. 

Champions Crowned | Further success for Cheltenham hero James

Rob James picked up his second regional title in a season that will be best remembered for his first Cheltenham Festival success.

On The Sod remains unbeaten as he lands Downpatrick victory

The eight-year-old ran out an impressive 14-length winner in the Hunter Chase under Rob James. 

Report | Ballyragget 15th March 2020

Whispers for Stafford as smart mare fulfils promise.

Rob James: I have always dreamed of this and it is unbelievable

The leading point-to-point rider achieved his first Cheltenham Festival success, winning the Kim Muir aboard Milan Native. 

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.

Four Grade 1 winners for pointing graduates in February

There were 14 graded-race winners in February, including four Grade 1 winners.

Report | Punchestown 16th February 2020

Hulabaloo raises a cheer as Woods notches first win.

Report | Oldtown 15th February 2020

Screaming talent lifts Donoghue to first double strike

Report | Bellharbour 02nd February 2020

Bowe’s Star Gate opens the way for James double.

Some Man impresses when scoring in Clonmel Hunter Chase

The son of Beat Hollow won by a comfortable seven lengths in the 2m 4f contest.

Report | Ballindenisk 05th January 2020

Winning debutante Nada to Prada could prove a bargain.

Report | Tattersalls 08th December 2019

Jerminnie Green propels James to third in the jockeys’ table.

Report | Lingstown 24th November 2019

Citizen makes it a day to remember for O’Sullivan team.

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 | Loughrea 13th October 2019

Edwulf was unsurprisingly the star attraction at Loughrea as he drew a strong crowd to the Co. Galway course

Report | Toomebridge 5th October 2019

The 2019/20 Point-to-Point season got underway with a six-race card at Toomebridge where Murphy got off the mark as Gale At Sea storms home to win her four-year-old maiden.

Rob James racks up 200 winners

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

Getaway secures his first Leading Sire Title

The Coolmore stallion won the title with 35 winners while Milan took second place with 30 winners.

Colin Bowe takes seventh leading handler title

45 winners secures the handlers title for Colin Bowe

Report | Kinsale 2nd June 2019

Rob James was in double winning form on the final day of the popular end of season Kinsale fixture.

Six Irish Challengers set to run at Stratford

Six Irish raiders are represented across four races at Stratford`s Hunter Chase meeting on Friday.

Report | Tralee 25th May 2019

Askdaboss sprung a mils surprise when taking a division of the four-year-old maiden for former rider Shane Hassett.

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 | Loughanmore 18th May 2019

Jamie Codd dominated at Loughanmore with a treble on the replacement fixture for the cancelled Easter meeting.

Report | Loughrea 19th May 2019

Rob James was in treble winning form, whilst it was also a day to remember for Clare native Diarmuid Moloney.

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 | Bartlemy 12th May 2019

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

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.

Fort Worth Texas records win number four of the season in Bumper

The recent Monksgrange victor turned the tables on her GAIN Final conqueror Dime A Dozen at Tipperary. 

Report | Quakerstown 21st April 2019

A big crowd were on hand in Co. Clare to witness rising stars Peter Flood and Luke Murphy enjoy success.

Report | Courtown 7th April 2019

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

Report | Portrush 30th March 2019

Rob James and the Doyle brothers proved to be the combination to follow at Portrush on Saturday, as they left the popular Co. Derry venue with a treble.

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.

Burning Ambition bounces back to claim Down Royal prize

The Pierce Power-trained eight-year-old claimed the Remus Uomo Hunters Chase under Rob James. 

Report | Lismore 10th March 2019

Derek O'Connor was witnessed to purposefully good effect when winning aboard the Liam Burke-owned/trained newcomer Exod'ela

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.

Irish riders hit with bans following National Hunt Chase

Rob James, Declan Lavery and Noel McParlan all felt the wrath of the Cheltenham Festival stewards.

Report | Tinahely 24th February 2019

Colin Bowe saddled his fourth success of the season in this age division when Linelee King ran out an impressive eight-length winner.

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.

Report | Belharbour 3rd February 2019

Pat Doyle has a great record around Belharbour and his Fado Des Brosses took the opening Costello Family four-year-old maiden in impressive fashion.

Back-to-back Thyestes victories for the Monbeg team

Invitation Only followed in the footsteps of Monbeg Notorious to give the Monbeg team a second successive Thyestes victory.

James and Deegan get Thyestes Chase call-ups

Leading point-to-point riders Rob James and Richie Deegan have secured rides in the valuable handicap.

Report | Tattersalls 9th December 2018

The first of nine contests produced an impressive display when Mount Ida took the opening division of the four-year-old mares’ maiden.

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.

Report | Lingstown 25th November 2018

Peter Flood has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season and Star Wizard brought his tally to six winners this term.

Report | Kirkistown 24th November 2018

As competition within the open division begins to intensify, Coastal Tiep added to his burgeoning reputation by claiming the JA Electrical Services open.

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.

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.

Report | Moira 13th October 2018

The Sam Curling-trained Longhouse Music picked-up where she had left off, by returning to the winners enclosure.

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.

Tralee | 26th May 18

Minella For Value continues his fantastic run of form.

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 | 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 | Lisronagh 28th April 18

Rob James picked-up two of his four weekend winners at Lisronagh's spring fixture.

Report | Ballindenisk 5th May 18

19-year-old Mike Sweeney from Cappoquin will forever treasure fond memories of this meeting as he rode his initial career winne.

Report | Courtown 21st Apr 18

Local rider Rob James was in treble winning form at the rescheduled Courtown fixture.

Report | Largy 20th Apr 18

The Ashleigh Murphy yard continued their recent good fortunes at Largy with the success of Wild Polly.

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 | Ballindenisk 11th Mar 18

Donnchadh Doyle, who sent out no less than seven winners over three meetings on Sunday

Report | Lismore 10th Mar 18

Donnchadh Doyle, who saddled an amazing seven winners across three meetings on Sunday, got his weekend off to the best possible start.

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 | Oldtown 11th Feb 18

 Jamie Codd was in double-winning form on a bitterly cold day for point-to-point followers at The Folly.

Report | Kirkistown 10th Feb 18

Warren Ewing continued his great run of success in the four-year-old maiden at Kirkistown with Bold Plan.

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 | Killeagh 14th Jan 18

 Moskovite created a favourable impression in the Killeagh opener, but would later be disqualified.

Report | Borris House 10th Dec 17

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

Report | Moira 2nd Dec 17

Burning Ambition picked-up a fourth race on the bounce for the Wexford duo of Rob James & Pierce Power.

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 | Loughbrickland 11th Nov 17

Two-time winner from last season, Burning Ambition, took his third consecutive victory in the colours of Alexandria Gardner.

Report | Tinahely 22nd Oct 17

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