Jack Kennedy

Date of Birth: April 22, 1999

County of origin: Kerry

First winner: Funny How (Pat Flynn) Cork, May 22, 2015

Significant horses (selected): Apple's Jade, Samcro, Shattered Love, Farclas, Outlander, Death Duty, Battleoverdoyen, Mengli Khan, Riverside City, A Toi Phil, Clondaw Warrior, Ball D'Arc, Definite Ruby, Jury Duty, Clarcam, Tocororo, Bless The Wings, Prince Of Scars, Veneer Of Charm, Zanjabeel, Monbeg Notorious. 

Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott

Follow Jack on Twitter: @jackkennedy15

Did you know? 

From Dingle, County Kerry, Jack Kennedy burst onto the scene in the summer of 2015 and was undoubtedly the find of the year. He is a graduate of the pony racing circuit and won the Dingle Derby on Coola Boula in 2014. After starting out with Tommy Stack, he moved to Gordon Elliott and had his first ride on the racecourse at Clonmel on May 7th, 2015. Just two weeks later, he rode his first winner on just his seventh ride when partnering the Pat Flynn-trained Funny How to win a seven furlong handicap at Cork. His first success over hurdles came at Down Royal on May 29th when he rode Eshtiaal to win a handicap hurdle by 11 lengths for Gordon Elliott. In the very next race, he partnered a second winner for the County Meath trainer when winning another handicap hurdle on Mustadrik, this time by 17 lengths.

Jack rode his first winner over fences when taking the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase on the JP McManus-owned Riverside City, another trained by Gordon Elliott at Navan on November 22nd, 2015. Riverside City was the middle leg of a treble for Kennedy that same day at Navan, the first of his career. A year and a day after riding his first winner over hurdles, Kennedy rode out his claim when partnering the Norman Lee-trained Troublesombrothers to win a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe.

He landed his first Grade 1 success when partnering the Gordon Elliott-trained Outlander to win the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28th, 2016. It was also his 100th winner in the saddle. A second Grade 1 success came just two weeks later when Kennedy partnered the Elliott-trained Death Duty to success in the Lawlor's Hotel Novice Hurdle at Naas.

Kennedy was still 17 years old when he partnered his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival when the Gordon Elliott-trained Labaik won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle on March 14th, 2017. The following year, he won four races at the Cheltenham Festival matching the tally of the week's leading rider, Davy Russell. However, Russell won the title as he had ridden more placed horses. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201730000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201651001€15,840€450€16,290
National Hunt 2019/2020287434€92,313€22,775€115,088
National Hunt 2018/201945557515347€965,375€557,038€1,522,413
National Hunt 2017/201832663473231€1,155,063€467,070€1,622,133
National Hunt 2016/201750568805657€952,063€650,053€1,602,115
National Hunt 2015/201629944454231€548,073€239,929€788,001
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 2016131311€7,500€10,313€17,813
Flat 2015557863€101,950€26,490€128,440

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Downpatrick 15/06/19 Ballydunblaze MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 11-8 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €700
Punchestown 12/06/19 Count Simon BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-10 Bet In-Play Ladbrokes App Beginners S'ch €8,750
Punchestown 12/06/19 Falak HcpHdl 3m 9 11-7 124 Bet Now With Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 11/06/19 Hammerstein (GB) NovHdl 2m 4f 78yds 4 11-3 Dermot Hughes Car Sales Rated Novice Hdl €1,000
Roscommon 11/06/19 De Bennette HcpHdl 2m 3 10-11 80 Ladies Day Roscommon 8th July H'cap H'dl €1,000
Tramore 14/05/19 Overbury Prince BegCh 2m 6f 20yds p.u. 11-12 Follow @BetVictorRacing Beginners S'ch
Tramore 14/05/19 Dayereh MdnHdl 2m 8 10-11 Lengthen Odds With BetVictor M'dn H'dle
Killarney 13/05/19 Mrs Lovett Ch 2m 4f 180yds 3 10-6 125 Seamus Weldon John Deere An Riocht S'ch (Grade 3) Grade 3 €4,000
Killarney 13/05/19 Dona Katharina MdnHdl 2m 6f 50yds 3 10-13 Betvictor (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,150
Killarney 13/05/19 Swingbridge HcpCh 3m 2f 1 10-4 124 Tote Killarney National H'cap S'chase €42,000
Killarney 13/05/19 Kuiper Belt (USA) HcpHdl 2m 6f 50yds 7 11-5 126 Easy Clean Limited H'cap H'dle
Killarney 13/05/19 Clouncerna MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-4 Betvictor M'dn H'dle
Killarney 13/05/19 Flaxen Flare Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-0 132 Betvictor Sliabh Luachra H'dle €11,250
Killarney 12/05/19 Mitchouka (FR) HcpHdl 2m 1f 9 10-10 132 Kelly Brothers H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Killarney 12/05/19 Dinons (FR) NovCh 2m 6f 180yds 1 11-4 BetVictor Novice S'chase €9,063
Killarney 12/05/19 Kilbarry Way Hdl 2m 1f 2 11-0 110 BetVictor (Mares) H'dle (Listed) Listed €6,000
Killarney 12/05/19 Hammerstein (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1f 1 11-12 Killarney Towers Hotel M'dn H'dle €7,188
Killarney 12/05/19 Thisonesforollie BegCh 2m 4f 180yds 4 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Beg Sch €750
Cork 11/05/19 Foxy Jacks MdnHdl 3m 2 11-12 Examiner M'dn H'dle €2,700
Cork 11/05/19 Smithscorner HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-7 106 Horse & Jockey Hotel H'cap 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).

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