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 2018/2019401525€12,500€20,150€32,650
National Hunt 2017/201829018181921€150,313€118,175€268,488
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Roscommon 12/06/18 Havelock MdnHdl 2m 12 11-7 www.roscommonracecourse.ie M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 12/06/18 Mr Boss Man HcpCh 3m 119yds fell 10-5 119 thetote.com Connacht Nat. H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 08/06/18 Aurora's Dream HcpHdl 2m 110yds 4 10-5 80 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Mares H'cap H'dle €550
Clonmel 08/06/18 Do Be Doin' HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-8 84 Clonmel Show Sunday 1st July H'cap S'ch
Wexford 06/06/18 Toushan Hdl 3m 3 11-5 114 World Cup Betting BoyleSports App H'dle €1,300
Wexford 06/06/18 Court Tycoon MdnHdl 2m 2 11-4 Download New BoyleSports App M'dn H'dle €2,300
Tramore 02/06/18 Invincible Don HcpCh 2m 7 10-9 90 Tramore Racecourse Directors Hcap Schase
Tramore 01/06/18 Do Be Doin' HcpCh 2m 5f 150yds 8 11-3 86 DFL Fitouts & Joinery Ltd. H'cap S'chse
Ballinrobe 28/05/18 Youngnedofthehill HcpHdl 2m 4f 49yds 2 11-3 100 Tim Kelly Group H'cap H'dle €2,500
Down Royal 25/05/18 Joy's Gift HcpHdl 2m 5 11-0 97 Eventsec H'cap H'dle €300
Down Royal 25/05/18 Court Tycoon MdnHdl 2m 14 11-4 Proparamedics M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 24/05/18 Mother's Best MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-7 97 tipperaryraces.ie (M) M'dn H'dle €550
Tipperary 24/05/18 Kellyiscool MdnHdl 2m 3 11-2 Restaurant At Tipperary Races M'dn H'dle €1,100
Tipperary 24/05/18 Caridadi HcpHdl 3m 12 11-8 98 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 24/05/18 Accordion Twilight HcpHdl 2m 10 10-12 81 Follow Us On Facebook H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Tipperary 24/05/18 Play The Part HcpHdl 2m 4f 14 10-13 112 Go Racing Student Society H'cap H'dle
Limerick 20/05/18 Mine Now BegCh 2m 3f 110yds 8 11-12 Book Online Twilight Racing Beg. S'chase
Limerick 20/05/18 Melman MdnHdl 2m 15 11-12 Tiny Giants Play Live June 16th Mdn Hdle
Clonmel 17/05/18 Smithscorner HcpHdl 2m 110yds 7 11-2 99 Team Powerstown H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 17/05/18 Double Speak HcpHdl 2m 3f 145yds 9 11-5 111 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
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*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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