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 2018/201929838362635€558,813€267,013€825,825
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
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Grotesque (GB) BegCh 2m 3 11-12 Racing Again January 27th Beg. S'chase
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Getaway John MdnHdl 2m 7f 1 11-12 Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Jeremys Dream MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-4 Discounts @ fairyhouse.ie (M) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Eclair De Beaufeu (FR) Hdl 2m 1 10-13 121 Fairyhouse Membership Rated H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Ticket To Ride (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 2 11-7 94 Ir. Grand National April 22nd H'cap S'ch
Punchestown 14/01/19 Dallas Des Pictons (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-12 Watch Racing TV Free Trial M'dn H'dle €8,125
Punchestown 14/01/19 Ocean Voyage MdnHdl 2m 8 10-11 Introducing Racing TV M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/19 Empire Burleque HcpHdl 2m 3 11-8 105 Watch Racing TV Now H'cap H'dle €1,250
Punchestown 14/01/19 Overbury Prince HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 10-9 87 Racing TV Novice H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/19 Our Native Land HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-13 88 Racing TV On Vodafone TV H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 13/01/19 Smithscorner BegCh 2m 6f 100yds b.d. 11-12 20% Off Festival Tickets Beg. S'chase
Punchestown 13/01/19 Gun Digger NovCh 2m 4f 4 11-1 Total Event Rental Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,225
Punchestown 13/01/19 Swordsman NovHdl 2m 4 11-0 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €2,225
Punchestown 13/01/19 Vision D'honneur (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-10 Sportinglife.com M'dn H'dle €8,438
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Surin (FR) Hdl 2m 1 10-2 BetVictor Irish Racing H'dle €13,125
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Boot Camp HcpHdl 3m 6 11-10 129 Fairyhouse Members 2019 H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Mitchouka (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 5 11-6 131 John Lynch Memorial EBF Beg. S'chase €425
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Monatomic NovCh 2m 4f 5 11-10 120 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch €500
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Strange Notions MdnHdl 2m 2f 3 11-5 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle €1,300
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Tycoon Prince HcpCh 2m 1f 8 11-0 142 BetVictor Dan Moore Memorial H'cap S'ch (Grade A) Grade A

*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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