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 2018/201935848404039€872,250€405,225€1,277,475
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
Navan 17/02/19 Champagne Classic NovCh 3m 2 11-3 Ladbrokes Acca Boosty Ten Up Novice S'ch (Grade 2) Grade 2
Navan 17/02/19 Cracking Smart (FR) Hdl 2m 5f 3 11-3 150 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2
Navan 17/02/19 Milan Native MdnHdl 2m 1 11-12 Ladbrokes Where the Nation Plays Mdn Hdl
Navan 17/02/19 Smiling Eliza HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 10-9 115 Ladbrokes Cheltenham (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Coeur Sublime Hdl 2m 4 10-3 132 Red Mills Trial H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Coolongolook (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Monkshood BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 BetVictor Beginners S'chase
Clonmel 14/02/19 Smithscorner BegCh 2m 4f 49yds 5 11-12 MicrodogID Beginners S'chase €300
Clonmel 14/02/19 Jeremys Dream MdnHdl 2m 84yds 6 11-4 Derrygrath M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 14/02/19 Edene D'arc (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 3 11-6 Surehaul Race Day (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,100
Clonmel 14/02/19 Swordsman NovHdl 3m p.u. 10-13 131 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Great Vizier (GB) MdnHdl 2m 9 11-7 Smart Money On Coral M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Measureofmydreams Ch 2m 7f 110yds 3 10-13 137 Coral Bet €5 Get €20 Free Bets Rated Sch €2,600
Punchestown 10/02/19 General Principle HcpCh 3m 4f 150yds 3 10-9 142 BoyleSports National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €10,000
Punchestown 10/02/19 Load Up Time HcpHdl 3m 9 10-11 97 David Trundley Artist H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 10/02/19 Acronym MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 11-12 Punchestown Ticket Deal M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 10/02/19 Monatomic NovCh 2m fell 11-7 124 Richard Maher Memorial Rated Novice S'ch
Punchestown 10/02/19 Tintangle NovHdl 2m fell 11-2 129 INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed
Naas 09/02/19 Roaring Bull HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-9 127 O'Driscoll O'Neil H'cap S'chase €11,563
Naas 09/02/19 Take A Turn MdnHdl 2m 9 11-11 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle (Div 2)

*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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