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 2018/201911484911€88,688€38,763€127,450
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
Killarney 19/07/18 Eimear MdnHdl 2m 6f 80yds 4 10-13 Killarney Grand Live Music (M) M'dn H'dl
Killarney 19/07/18 Park Paddocks HcpHdl 2m 1f fell 11-5 128 Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle
Killarney 18/07/18 Ibsen HcpHdl 2m 6f 80yds 9 10-12 120 Provimilk Calf Milk Replacer H'cap H'dle
Killarney 17/07/18 Tell Us More HcpCh 2m 1f 6 10-10 138 Rentokil Initial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €1,000
Sligo 15/07/18 Muroor (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-10 92 RSS Document H'cap H'dle €525
Limerick 14/07/18 Caltex (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 4 11-12 Twilight Evenings At Limerick Beg S'chse €700
Cork 13/07/18 Caliption (GB) MdnHdl 3m 3 11-12 108 mallowprint.com M'dn H'dle €1,350
Cork 13/07/18 Ardview Boy HcpHdl 2m 9 10-6 81 Fermoy GAA Goes Racing H'cap H'dle
Cork 13/07/18 Mill Quest HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-9 103 Battle Of The GAA Clubs (M) H'cap H'dle €7,813
Cork 13/07/18 Flaxen Flare Hdl 2m 4f 5 11-0 136 Little Hours Play After Racing H'dle €525
Cork 13/07/18 Sometimes A Fox (GB) MdnHdl 2m 11 11-7 110 Doneraile GAA Goes Racing M'dn H'dle
Cork 13/07/18 Texie Rexie MdnHdl 2m 12 11-12 Whitechurch GAA Goes Racing M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 10/07/18 Lakeside Pearl HcpHdl 3m 11 11-0 83 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap H'dle
Limerick 08/07/18 Mill Quest HcpHdl 3m 1 10-4 96 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €9,375
Limerick 08/07/18 Loupgarou (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 6 11-12 Cliona Hagan Plays 26th July Beg S'chase
Bellewstown 07/07/18 Archer's Up (GB) MdnHdl 2m 160yds 5 11-12 Peter Casey Memorial M'dn H'dle €288
Bellewstown 07/07/18 Our Rachael HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-9 92 Sean Rothwell Construction H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 07/07/18 Osco Mosco Hdl 2m 4f 3 11-5 122 Phil Kierans Memorial H'dle €1,300
Bellewstown 07/07/18 Icario (FR) HcpHdl 2m 160yds 7 10-9 123 Fast Shipping Bellewstown H'cap H'dle
Wexford 06/07/18 Miracle Cure HcpCh 2m 4f 8 11-1 98 Michael Moore Mercedes Athlone Hcap S'ch

*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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