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 2017/201826517171517€140,938€102,975€243,913
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
Clonmel 20/02/18 Nicat's Benefit HcpHdl 2m 2f 145yds 9 11-12 102 Minorstown H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 20/02/18 Mohart MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Derrygrath M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 17/02/18 Toushan HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-12 111 Live Music After Racing H'cap H'dle €800
Fairyhouse 14/02/18 Rock On Westie HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-7 90 Your Clubs Fundraiser H'cap H'dle €250
Punchestown 11/02/18 Sammy Black (GER) Ch 3m 6 11-4 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'chase
Naas 10/02/18 Theatre World MdnHdl 2m 11 11-12 Paddy Hackett Memorial M'dn H'dle
Thurles 08/02/18 Therellalwaysbeone MdnHdl 2m 7f 112yds 3 11-4 Holycross M'dn H'dle €1,100
Fairyhouse 07/02/18 Rock On Westie HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 10-10 92 Fundraiser At Fairyhouse H'cap H'dle €300
Fairyhouse 07/02/18 Head Turner HcpCh 2m 1 11-2 108 Racing Again Feb 24th Nov H'cap S'chase €7,500
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Flawless Escape (GB) HcpHdl 3m 3 10-4 128 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) €7,500
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Dysios HcpCh 2m 1f 5 10-5 130 Coral Sandyford H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €2,250
Down Royal 31/01/18 Colwinston HcpHdl 2m 3f 120yds 5 11-3 106 Bet With The Tote H'cap H'dle €300
Down Royal 31/01/18 Kerosin (GER) MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 Sean Graham Bookmakers M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 31/01/18 By The Banks HcpCh 2m 4f 5 11-2 102 Robert McCoubrey H'cap S'chase €300
Punchestown 30/01/18 Stucker Hill MdnHdl 2m 11 11-7 Bookmakers (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 27/01/18 Champayne Lady MdnHdl 2m 2 11-5 Easter Festival 1st-3rd April M'dn H'dle €2,600
Fairyhouse 27/01/18 Screaming Colours BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 6 11-12 Book Easter Festival Tickets Beg.S'chase
Thurles 21/01/18 Head Turner HcpCh 2m 5f 141yds 3 10-3 108 Exit 6 To Horse & Jockey H'cap S'chase €1,800
Fairyhouse 14/01/18 April Serenade MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-7 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Punchestown 13/01/18 Goaheadmakemyday HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 1 10-5 97 Leinster Leader (Mares) H'cap H'dle €7,813

*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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