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 2018/201917921141318€233,063€86,163€319,225
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
Cork 21/10/18 Smithscorner HcpHdl 2m 3f 1 10-8 99 2019 Membership H'cap H'dle €7,500
Cork 21/10/18 Mill Quest NovCh 2m 4f 4 11-12 121 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch €1,050
Cork 21/10/18 Isle Of Destiny HcpHdl 3m 8 11-10 105 www.corkracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 17/10/18 Mitchouka (FR) NovCh 2m 2f 140yds 5 10-6 Buck House Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €813
Punchestown 17/10/18 Outlander Ch 3m 1f 2 11-10 161 Irish Daily Star S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €8,000
Punchestown 16/10/18 Smiling Eliza Hdl 2m 1 10-7 Download The Coral App 3YO H'dle €9,688
Punchestown 16/10/18 Duca De Thaix (FR) BegCh 2m 40yds 2 11-12 Coral Proud Sponsors Ire Racing Beg.S'ch €2,900
Limerick 14/10/18 Poormans Hill Ch 2m 3f 120yds 4 11-2 130 PriceWaterhouseCooper Rated S'chase €1,300
Limerick 14/10/18 Rogue Angel HcpCh 3m 6 10-5 135 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €2,000
Navan 23/09/18 Cecil Corbett (GB) HcpCh 2m 4f 6 11-1 123 Baroneracing.com H'cap S'chase
Navan 23/09/18 Messie HcpHdl 2m 6f 3 11-4 94 Sequence Events H'cap H'dle €1,150
Navan 23/09/18 Veneer Of Charm Hdl 2m 6f 6 11-5 131 Baroneracing.com Sign Up Bonus H'dle
Navan 23/09/18 Star Maker (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6 11-1 111 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Navan 23/09/18 Sole Pretender MdnHdl 2m 4 11-8 Bar One Racing App M'dn H'dle €675
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Flat To The Max (FR) MdnHdl 2m 107yds u.r. 10-12 Jimmy Beef 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 31/08/18 Smiling Eliza MdnHdl 2m 1 10-5 Allied Bakeries 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €6,875
Down Royal 31/08/18 Our Roxane MdnHdl 2m 7 10-13 Dale Farm Dromona (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 31/08/18 Ourmanmassini HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-5 102 Kerry Foods H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 30/08/18 Jensen HcpHdl 2m 150yds 13 11-10 100 Byrne Marquees H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 30/08/18 Mohart MdnHdl 2m 150yds 1 11-12 89 Lougher Stables M'dn H'dle €7,188

*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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