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 2019/2020377644€92,313€29,125€121,438
National Hunt 2018/201945557515347€965,375€557,663€1,523,038
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
Sligo 20/08/19 Duke's Girl (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 170yds 9 11-11 94 Guaranteed Run For Your Money H'cap H'dl
Sligo 20/08/19 Dark Decade MdnHdl 2m 4f 170yds 8 11-12 103 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Mdn Hdl
Sligo 20/08/19 Saint Or Sinner MdnHdl 2m 1f 110yds p.u. 11-7 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 40 (M) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 18/08/19 Darling Miss BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 2 11-7 Europcar (Mares) Beginners S'chase €2,500
Tramore 18/08/19 From Eden (USA) HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 7 11-12 125 McCarthys Irish Bar H'cap S'chase
Tramore 16/08/19 Bold Gesture MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 111 Definite Ruby M'dn H'dle
Tramore 16/08/19 Monition HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 13 11-12 109 Assembly Techniques H'cap H'dle
Tramore 15/08/19 Amor Verdadero NovHdl 2m 4f 100yds 3 10-12 100 Christy O'Connor Mem. Rated Novice H'dle €1,250
Tramore 15/08/19 Pistol Shoot BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 9 11-12 Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Beginners S'chase
Down Royal 21/06/19 Make My Heart Fly Hdl 2m 100yds fell 11-3 130 Future Ticketing (Mares) H'dle
Wexford 19/06/19 Soldier At War (GER) NovHdl 2m 2 11-10 BoyleSports Novice H'dle €2,600
Wexford 19/06/19 Cloak Of Darkness HcpHdl 2m 10 10-3 102 Calor Gas H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 15/06/19 Duke's Girl (GB) HcpHdl 2m 5f 60yds 5 11-11 94 Molson Coors H'cap H'dle €250
Downpatrick 15/06/19 Creadan Grae HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds u.r. 11-10 114 Tote Supporting Downpatrick Hcap S'chase
Downpatrick 15/06/19 Ballydunblaze MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 11-8 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €700
Downpatrick 15/06/19 Isle Of Destiny BegCh 2m 7f 110yds 2 11-5 Speckled Hen Bar & Restaurant Beg. S'ch €2,400
Punchestown 12/06/19 Falak HcpHdl 3m 9 11-7 124 Bet Now With Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 12/06/19 Count Simon BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-10 Bet In-Play Ladbrokes App Beginners S'ch €8,750
Roscommon 11/06/19 De Bennette HcpHdl 2m 3 10-11 80 Ladies Day Roscommon 8th July H'cap H'dl €1,000
Roscommon 11/06/19 Hammerstein (GB) NovHdl 2m 4f 78yds 4 11-3 Dermot Hughes Car Sales Rated Novice Hdl €1,000

*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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