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 2018/201942054495143€934,125€486,650€1,420,775
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
Tramore 14/04/19 Acronym MdnHdl 2m 5f 3 11-12 BetVictor Free Entry M'dn H'dle €1,100
Tramore 14/04/19 Monatomic Ch 2m 5f 50yds p.u. 11-10 130 Tom Murphy Car Sales Day 31st May S'ch
Tramore 14/04/19 Load Up Time HcpHdl 2m 5f 3 11-1 97 Tramore Racecourse.ie H'cap H'dle €1,200
Tramore 14/04/19 Jeremys Dream MdnHdl 2m 3 10-13 106 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)M'dn H'dl €1,400
Ballinrobe 12/04/19 Sole Pretender HcpHdl 2m 1f 142yds 1 10-11 116 McGrath Limestone Works H'cap H'dle €12,500
Ballinrobe 12/04/19 Eddies Pride MdnHdl 2m 1f 142yds 11 10-13 BetVictor (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 12/04/19 Seekamist HcpHdl 2m 1f 142yds 14 10-13 92 Killeen Sportsgrounds H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 12/04/19 Lethal Steps (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1f 142yds 2 11-2 125 Mulholland Bookmakers (C&G) M'dn H'dle €2,300
Ballinrobe 12/04/19 Lizzies Champ HcpHdl 2m 6f 7yds p.u. 11-4 117 BetVictor H'cap H'dle
Limerick 11/04/19 Three Kings BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 2 11-12 Greenmount Park Beginners S'chase €2,800
Limerick 11/04/19 Monition MdnHdl 2m 3f 3 11-12 108 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,500
Limerick 11/04/19 Kilbarry Calling HcpCh 2m 3f 120yds p.u. 10-10 102 Follow Limerick On Facebook (M)H'cp S'ch
Limerick 11/04/19 Dark Decade HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-6 104 www.limerickraces.ie H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 07/04/19 Final List NovHdl 2m 4f 10 11-5 127 Fairyhouse Easter Festival Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2
Fairyhouse 07/04/19 Duke's Girl (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 19 10-8 93 Huntington's Disease Assoc.(M)H'cap Hdle
Fairyhouse 07/04/19 Camden Village MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Colm Quinn BMW M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 07/04/19 Eclair De Beaufeu (FR) NovHdl 2m 6 11-4 135 Irish Injured Jockeys Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €900
Limerick 31/03/19 Roaring Bull NovCh 3m 120yds 3 11-0 138 Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €4,250
Clonmel 26/03/19 Poli Roi (FR) Ch 2m 3f 210yds p.u. 11-8 Suir Valley S'chase
Downpatrick 24/03/19 Montagne D'argent MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 11-12 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €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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