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 2017/201822114131114€116,875€66,263€183,138
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
Punchestown 10/12/17 Goaheadmakemyday MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-5 Corinthian Restaurant On Sale Now MdnHdl
Punchestown 10/12/17 Artic Pearl (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-9 101 3 For 2 Festival Tickets H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 10/12/17 Spare Brakes BegCh 2m 6 11-12 Gain Support Laois GAA Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 10/12/17 Lisclogher Lad HcpCh 3m 1f 150yds u.r. 10-6 112 K Club H'cap S'chase
Navan 09/12/17 Heather Moth MdnHdl 2m 4f 17 11-7 Dunmoe (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Navan 09/12/17 Flemenstar HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-12 137 Foxrock H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Clonmel 07/12/17 Accordion Twilight HcpHdl 2m 61yds 12 10-4 80 Powerstown H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 07/12/17 Mindsmadeup BegCh 2m 44yds 6 11-12 Clonmel Supporters Club Beg. S'chase
Fairyhouse 02/12/17 Speaker Connolly MdnHdl 2m 2f 5 11-9 Irish Racing Yearbook M'dn H'dle €338
Limerick 01/12/17 Nicat's Benefit HcpHdl 3m 6 11-3 107 Follow Limerick On Facebook H'cap H'dle
Thurles 30/11/17 Head Turner BegCh 2m 2f 5 11-5 Killinan Beginners S'chase €300
Thurles 30/11/17 Mr Cosmos MdnHdl 2m 8 11-12 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/11/17 Colwinston MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 109 BETDAQ Trading Tools M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/11/17 Therellalwaysbeone MdnHdl 2m 6f 5 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €375
Punchestown 29/11/17 Golanbrook HcpCh 2m 6f 132yds rf 11-5 109 BETDAQTIPS.COM H'cap S'chase
Navan 26/11/17 Nomanbehind BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Navan 26/11/17 Pairofbrowneyes HcpHdl 2m 6f 140yds 8 11-0 120 Proudstown H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Gowran Park 25/11/17 Roja Dove HcpHdl 2m 1 10-9 90 Cathy O'Farrell AIRO Winner (M) Hcp Hdle €7,813
Gowran Park 25/11/17 Magen's Moon MdnHdl 2m 18 10-7 Thanks To Our Customers 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Thurles 23/11/17 Head Turner BegCh 2m 2f 4 11-7 Go Racing At Thurles (Mares) Beg S'chase €675

*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).

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