Jack Kennedy

Date of Birth: April 22nd, 1999

County of origin: Kerry

First winner: Funny How (Pat Flynn) Cork, May 22nd, 2015

Significant horses: 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

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. 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. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201730000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201651001€15,840€450€16,290
National Hunt 2017/20181123114118€429,063€90,325€519,388
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 Prize Money
Cork 19/11/17 Manamite (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 www.racinghomeforeaster.com M'dn H'dle
Cork 19/11/17 Secret Legacy MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Cork 19/11/17 Canelie (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-7 121 J.P. McManus H'cap H'dle
Cork 19/11/17 Monbeg Chit Chat (GB) BegCh 2m 5f 2 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Beg. S'chase
Cork 19/11/17 Doctor Phoenix HcpCh 2m 160yds 1 11-10 139 corkracecourse.ie H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 18/11/17 Desir Du Large (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 11-7 Kildare Now M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 18/11/17 Sutton Manor BegCh 2m 4f 3 11-12 Racing Post Stud & Staff Beginners S'ch
Punchestown 18/11/17 First To Boogie HcpCh 2m 6f 140yds 4 10-1 117 TRI Equestrian Stable Staff H'cap Schase
Punchestown 18/11/17 Synopsis (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1 11-8 116 Ladbrokes Stud & Stable Novice Hcap Hdle
Clonmel 16/11/17 Folsom Blue HcpHdl 3m 1 11-1 123 Clonmel Oil Service Station H'cap H'dle €15,625
Clonmel 16/11/17 A Toi Phil (FR) Ch 2m 4f 132yds 2 11-6 158 Clonmel Oil S'chase (Grade 2) €10,000
Clonmel 16/11/17 Dinaria Des Obeaux (FR) Ch 2m 4f 132yds 1 9-11 T.A.Morris Memorial EBF (Mares) S'chase (Listed) €20,313
Clonmel 16/11/17 Hardline Hdl 2m 110yds 1 11-12 Prior Park Service Station Clonmel H'dle €8,125
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Blow By Blow MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Christmas Parties At Fairyhouse Mdn Hdle €1,100
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Thisonesforollie MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 10-13 Fairyhouse Membership 2018 Mares Mdn Hdl
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Monkshood NovHdl 2m 4f 1 11-10 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice H'dle €9,063
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Woods Well BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-12 Racing On New Years Day Beginners Schase €7,500
Navan 12/11/17 Masterson HcpHdl 2m 12 11-1 117 St Johann Ski Resort Tirol H'cap H'dle
Navan 12/11/17 Mengli Khan NovHdl 2m 1 10-12 For Auction Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €20,313
Navan 12/11/17 Apple's Jade (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-5 154 Lismullen H'dle (Grade 2) €25,500

*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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