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 2017/2018553135€28,125€11,650€39,775
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
Down Royal 23/06/17 Maudlin Magdalen MdnHdl 2m 100yds 5 11-5 French Village M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 23/06/17 Shouband HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-3 93 Sean Graham Bookmakers H'cap H'dle
Wexford 21/06/17 Play The Part MdnHdl 3m 5 11-12 109 Oulart M'dn H'dle €288
Wexford 21/06/17 Peregrine Run BegCh 2m 1 11-12 Pro-Form Beginners S'chase €7,813
Downpatrick 18/06/17 Wheres Hannah HcpHdl 2m 5f 60yds 11 11-1 84 Balloo Vets H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Linkup MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 12 11-12 Balloo M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Safe Home HcpHdl 2m 1f 65yds 12 10-12 81 East Down Hunt Club H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 12/06/17 Peregrine Run NovCh 2m 17yds 2 11-2 Boyle Novice S'chase €2,800
Clonmel 09/06/17 Invincible Don HcpCh 2m 4f 131yds 3 11-9 99 Clonmel Show Sunday 2nd July Hcp S'chase €1,100
Wexford 07/06/17 Play The Part MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Welcome To Wexford Racecourse M'dn H'dle €1,150
Wexford 07/06/17 Tranquil Magic HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 4 11-5 88 Oulart H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €525
Listowel 05/06/17 Mountain Rock MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle
Listowel 05/06/17 Damut HcpCh 2m 3f 10 10-8 129 John J. Galvin H'cap S'chase
Listowel 05/06/17 Cant Wait HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-12 95 Harvest Fest. 10th-16th Sept H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 04/06/17 Mr Boss Man HcpCh 3m 1f 1 11-1 112 Like Kilbeggan On Facebook H'cap S'chase €12,500
Tramore 02/06/17 Double Speak HcpHdl 2m 7 11-4 110 Al Eile H'cap H'dle
Tramore 02/06/17 Mazies Dreaming MdnHdl 2m 14 10-9 Waterford Technologies M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 31/05/17 Unwanted MdnHdl 2m 4f 80yds 11 11-3 Festival Dreams Begin In Ire M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 31/05/17 Frazel Express MdnHdl 2m 100yds 5 11-7 Ladbrokes Get The Grid (Mares) M'dn H'dl €338
Ballinrobe 30/05/17 Dee Jo Val (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-4 McHale F5500 Baler M'dn H'dle

*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).