Roger Loughran

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Kildare (Dessie Hughes) Naas, May 9th, 2001

Significant horses: Far From Trouble, Schindlers Hunt, Grangeclare Lark, Central House, Peregrine Run, First Row, Oulart, Black Apalachi, Nearly Nama'd

Assoc. Trainers: Peter Fahey, Patrick Prendergast, Tom Foley

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From Cortown, County Meath, Roger Loughran has enjoyed a lengthy career and gained his fair share of success along the way. He rode 41 winners as an amateur, principally for the late Dessie Hughes. Shortly after turning professional in December of 2005, Roger suffered a major set back when riding Central House for Hughes in the Grade 1 Dial-A-Bet Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting. With the race at his mercy, he misjudged the winning post and eased the eight-year-old with 50 yards to race. He was beaten into third place and was suspended for 14 days. It was front-page news at the time but of the incident, Loughran was later to say, "Dessie was unbelievable. He put his arm around me in the parade ring, told me everything would be alright and walked me into the weighroom. I swear he never said a word about it to me again. Central House’s owners were brilliant as well. Sadly, John Kenny has passed away since but both he and Joe Doyle couldn’t have been nicer about the whole thing." Loughran quickly recovered and partnered Central House to win the Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown five weeks later. Roger's biggest win came on the Christy Roche-trained Far From Trouble in the Galway Plate in 2006. He was twice a Grade 1 winner on Schindlers Hunt, trained by Dessie Hughes and also enjoyed notable success with the likes of Grangeclare Lark, Giolla An Bhaird, First Row, Nearly Nama'd, Black Apalachi, Kyrie Eleison, Acapella Bourgeois and Peregrine Run. In all Roger has ridden close to 200 winners. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/20181208398€67,813€32,700€100,513
National Hunt 2016/201733112101722€130,188€88,213€218,400
National Hunt 2015/20161879141318€103,638€63,778€167,415
National Hunt 2014/20151916122116€39,435€50,445€89,880
National Hunt 2013/20142049221713€58,800€124,570€183,370
National Hunt 2012/20139244114€24,150€19,815€43,965
National Hunt 2011/201211614810€10,150€20,335€30,485
National Hunt 2010/20112307182119€50,820€75,746€126,566
National Hunt 2009/201031322212225€175,080€136,242€311,322
National Hunt 2008/200929824242424€238,750€105,350€344,100
National Hunt 2007/200839019184832€253,900€193,995€447,895
National Hunt 2006/200732022233020€494,740€190,315€685,055
National Hunt 2005/20061279111515€162,400€170,295€332,695

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Tramore 18/08/17 The Brig MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 104 Olde Forge M'dn H'dle
Tramore 18/08/17 Grey Mountain Mist HcpCh 2m 6f 6 11-5 88 Tom Murphy Car Sales H'cap S'chase
Ballinrobe 14/08/17 Youngnedofthehill HcpHdl 2m 1f 70yds 1 11-3 86 Supermac's Ballinrobe H'cap H'dle €6,563
Ballinrobe 14/08/17 Balkalin (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5f 104yds 4 11-4 Bank Of Ireland M'dn H'dle €550
Downpatrick 13/08/17 Shouband HcpHdl 2m 5f 165yds b.d. 11-4 87 Molson Coors H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 13/08/17 Eight And Bob (GB) HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 6 10-12 86 Ivy Bar Newtownards H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Pennyroe MdnHdl 2m 8 10-11 Like Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Mdn Hdl
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Darcellyeann MdnHdl 3m 180yds 8 10-11 Summer Party Pack Group Booking Mdn Hdle
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Black Zambezi HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 11-5 125 @KilbegganRaces On Twitter H'cap S'chase €1,000
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Double Speak BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 5 11-12 Kieran Kelly Memorial Beginners S'chase €313
Sligo 10/08/17 Mighty Whitey Hdl 2m 70yds 5 11-8 99 SF Engineering Consulting H'dle €325
Sligo 09/08/17 Rolling Revenge BegCh 2m 1f 86yds 5 11-12 Darcy Contract Cleaning Beginners Schase €313
Sligo 09/08/17 Longhouse Music (GB) HcpCh 3m 83yds 9 11-12 95 Glasshouse Hotel H'cap S'chase
Cork 07/08/17 Caridadi HcpHdl 2m 6 10-3 102 Irish Examiner H'cap H'dle
Cork 07/08/17 Eight And Bob (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 11 10-0 88 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Cork 07/08/17 Call It Magic Hdl 3m 5 11-0 Joe Walsh Memorial H'dle €525
Cork 07/08/17 Bon Courage MdnHdl 2m 21 11-7 Follow Us On Twitter (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/08/17 Dubai Flyer MdnHdl 2m 150yds p.u. 11-7 O'Leary Insurances M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/08/17 Phil The Flyer HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds 15 10-1 126 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Galway 04/08/17 Mr Boss Man HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 14 10-9 120 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).