Seamus Heffernan

Date of birth: July 17th, 1972

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: Annsfield Lady (PJ Finn) Dundalk, 10th August, 1988

Significant horses: Capri, Highland Reel, Was, Beckett, Imagine, Soldier Of Fortune, Frozen Fire, So You Think, Cape Blanco, Septimus, Halfway To Heaven, Misty For Me, Dylan Thomas, Seventh Heaven

Assoc. Trainers: Aidan O'Brien

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From Donore, Caragh, County Kildare, Seamus Heffernan's first introduction to horse racing came at the stables of Arthur Moore but he served his apprenticeship with Jim Bolger. He shared the title of Champion Apprentice with Daragh O'Donoghue in 1994 and finished runner-up to Pat Smullen in the same championship the following season. Since becoming attached to the Aidan O'Brien stable in 1996, Heffernan has ridden an array of big-race winners and is one of the most successful Irish jockeys in recent years. He won the Epsom Oaks on Was in 2012 and has enjoyed big-race success closer to home with the likes of Capri (2017), Soldier Of Fortune (2007) and Frozen Fire (2008) in the Irish Derby and Halfway To Heaven, Misty For Me and Imagine in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. He won the Irish St Leger on Septimus in 2008. Another big winner was when he won the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Cape Blanco in 2010. Heffernan's first success in the Irish Oaks came at the Curragh in July 2016 when he won the race on Aidan O'Brien's Seventh Heaven. He scored his first win at the Breeders' Cup when taking the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf on the Aidan O'Brien-trained Highland Reel at Santa Anita on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/2019555735€43,125€24,825€67,950
Winter All Weather 2017/2018170222€0€23,350€23,350
Winter All Weather 2016/2017381235€6,875€11,525€18,400
Winter All Weather 2015/2016535456€34,300€13,365€47,665
Winter All Weather 2014/2015531231€5,250€5,885€11,135
Winter All Weather 2013/2014614742€25,550€14,410€39,960
Winter All Weather 2012/2013544006€19,320€2,280€21,600
Winter All Weather 2011/2012655369€29,820€14,138€43,958
National Hunt 2008/200942000€17,150€2,200€19,350
National Hunt 2007/200810001€0€600€600
National Hunt 2006/200710000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2005/200620010€0€1,160€1,160
National Hunt 2004/2005181123€8,400€7,190€15,590
National Hunt 2003/2004214120€42,500€3,710€46,210
Flat 2019410610€0€51,075€51,075
Flat 201840447403941€1,090,675€832,613€1,923,288
Flat 201740740454435€1,539,613€880,948€2,420,560
Flat 201636557424140€1,312,925€425,504€1,738,429
Flat 201529431232327€864,750€518,750€1,383,500
Flat 201432129362829€404,520€480,408€884,928
Flat 201332129392925€457,650€663,995€1,121,645
Flat 201232017273534€304,350€416,860€721,210
Flat 201141940354336€1,374,040€593,218€1,967,258
Flat 201045635273842€886,575€395,280€1,281,855
Flat 200948223333844€301,525€612,758€914,283
Flat 200853448513837€2,112,130€517,775€2,629,905
Flat 200762576486664€2,353,995€1,054,685€3,408,680
Flat 200645733383642€576,360€381,640€958,000
Flat 200548935513722€546,660€415,920€962,580
Flat 200452228434353€414,245€486,195€900,440
Flat 200349844494743€542,680€603,046€1,145,726
Flat 200247532453438€635,930€667,552€1,303,482
Flat 200142638363339€659,205€553,137€1,212,341
Flat 200032126213119€386,947€417,760€804,707
Flat 199922518272020€145,715€216,242€361,957
Flat 199821515112216€129,831€166,587€296,418

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