Jack Kennedy

Date of Birth: April 22nd, 1999

County of origin: Kerry

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

Significant horses: 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

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. 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. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201730000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201651001€15,840€450€16,290
National Hunt 2017/201819245271918€748,625€185,188€933,813
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
Thurles 21/01/18 Minella Till Dawn HcpCh 2m 5f 141yds 8 11-5 124 Exit 6 To Horse & Jockey H'cap S'chase
Thurles 21/01/18 Pete So High (GER) MdnHdl 2m 1 10-10 www.thurlesraces.ie M'dn H'dle €6,875
Thurles 21/01/18 Cubomania HcpHdl 2m 5 10-5 111 Matty Ryan Memorial H'cap H'dle €463
Thurles 21/01/18 A Toi Phil (FR) Ch 2m 4f 1 11-8 155 Horse & Jockey Kinloch Brae S'chase (Grade 3) €27,000
Thurles 21/01/18 Dinaria Des Obeaux (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 1 10-7 Coolmore NH Sires EBF(Mares)Novice S'ch (Grade 2) €34,500
Navan 20/01/18 Veneer Of Charm NovHdl 2m 7 10-5 2018 Navan Membership Rated Novice H'dle
Navan 20/01/18 Burren Life HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 134 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) €1,500
Navan 20/01/18 Mortal MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 127 www.navanracecourse.ie M'dn H'dle €2,600
Fairyhouse 14/01/18 The Game Changer HcpCh 2m 1f 7 11-1 144 Bar One Racing Dan Moore Mem. H'cap S'ch (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 14/01/18 Veneer Of Charm Hdl 2m 2 11-0 Promote Your Business At Fairyhouse Hdle €4,000
Fairyhouse 14/01/18 Charmix (FR) HcpHdl 3m 8 11-13 133 Fairyhouse Members 2018 H'cap H'dle
Naas 07/01/18 Blow By Blow NovHdl 2m 4f 6 11-10 Lawlor's of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) €1,800
Naas 07/01/18 Love And Wishes MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €750
Cork 06/01/18 Midnight Escape BegCh 2m 4f 10 11-12 McCarthy Insurance Group Beg. S'chase
Cork 06/01/18 Schindlers Ark (USA) MdnHdl 2m 1 10-8 McCarthy Insurance Group M'dn H'dle €8,438
Cork 06/01/18 Pearl Dragon (FR) MdnHdl 3m p.u. 11-12 McCarthy Insurance Group M'dn H'dle
Cork 06/01/18 Realt Mor HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-4 127 Gerardine McCarthy Memorial H'cap H'dle
Tramore 01/01/18 Back Bar MdnHdl 2m 4 11-4 Flynn Building Contractors M'dn H'dle €650
Tramore 01/01/18 Sir Carno (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5f 4 11-1 108 Curran South East Cleaners M'dn H'dle €575
Tramore 01/01/18 Monastery HcpHdl 2m 5f 6 11-7 104 Ryan's Racecourse Services H'cap Hdle

*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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