Jack Kennedy

Date of Birth: April 22nd, 1999

County of origin: Kerry

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

Significant horses: Samcro, Shattered Love, Farclas, Outlander, Death Duty, Riverside City, A Toi Phil, Clondaw Warrior, Ball D'Arc, Definite Ruby, Jury Duty, Clarcam, Shattered Love, Tocororo, Bless The Wings, Prince Of Scars, Veneer Of Charm, 

Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott

Follow Jack on Twitter: @jackkennedy15

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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. He 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. Kennedy 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 2017/201830561472831€1,076,313€400,320€1,476,633
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 Prize Money
Fairyhouse 17/04/18 Monkshood HcpHdl 3m u.r. 11-9 136 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Fairyhouse 17/04/18 Veneer Of Charm Hdl 2m 4 11-0 133 BoyleSports Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2) €2,125
Tramore 16/04/18 Sometimes A Fox (GB) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-2 Bulmers Cider M'dn H'dle €2,200
Tramore 16/04/18 Cottonvale HcpHdl 2m 5f 2 11-6 89 San Miguel H'cap H'dle €2,000
Tramore 15/04/18 Soul Kaliber HcpCh 2m 4 11-12 109 Sponsor A Race At Tramore H'cap S'chase €625
Tramore 15/04/18 Milsean HcpCh 2m 5f 50yds p.u. 11-12 118 Waterford & Tramore Directors H'cap S'ch
Ballinrobe 13/04/18 Hollow Tree (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6f 97yds 6 10-12 111 Killeen Sportsgrounds H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 13/04/18 Crezic (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1f 186yds 3 11-4 118 McWilliam Park Hotel (C&G) M'dn H'dle €1,100
Ballinrobe 13/04/18 Icario (FR) HcpHdl 2m 1f 186yds 3 11-4 124 P & D Lydon H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,000
Ballinrobe 13/04/18 Pete So High (GER) HcpHdl 2m 1f 186yds p.u. 11-2 126 P & D Lydon H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Ballinrobe 13/04/18 Turanga Lilly MdnHdl 2m 1f 186yds 1 10-13 Connacht Tribune (Mares) M'dn H'dle €6,875
Limerick 12/04/18 Bold Sky HcpCh 2m 3f 120yds 5 10-3 95 Follow Limerick On Facebook (M) Hcp S'ch €300
Limerick 12/04/18 Sweetlight D'oroux (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-7 National Student Raceday (M) M'dn Hdle €2,600
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 A Toi Phil (FR) Ch 2m 4f 2 11-10 155 Devenish S'chase (Grade 2) €16,000
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Poormans Hill HcpCh 3m 150yds p.u. 11-5 130 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Pete So High (GER) HcpHdl 2m 6 11-3 126 Farmhouse Foods Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Veneer Of Charm NovHdl 2m 6 10-8 134 Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Novice H'dle (Grade 2) €1,000
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Space Cadet HcpHdl 2m 6f p.u. 10-8 122 Fairyhouse Steel H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Barra (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 6 10-10 140 Keelings Irish Strawberry H'dle (Grade 2) €1,400
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Monbeg Notorious HcpCh 3m 5f 8 10-13 152 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) €7,500

*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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