Gordon Elliott

County Of Origin: Meath

Date of licence: 2006/07

First winner: Arresting, Perth, June 11th, 2006

First winner in Ireland: Toran Road, Kilbeggan, May 5th, 2007

1,000th Racecourse Winner: Moonday Sun (Davy Russell) Punchestown, May 31st, 2017

Significant horses (selected): Silver Birch, Roi Du Mee, Jessies Dream, Carlito Brigante, Don Cossack, Tiger Roll, No More Heroes, Clarcam, Labaik, Apple's Jade, Cause Of Causes, Fayonagh, Beckford.

Assoc. jockeys: Davy Russell, Jack Kennedy, Jamie Codd, Donagh Meyler, Declan McDonogh, Conor Brassil, Lisa O'Neill

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Gordon Elliott began his racing career as a teenager, working for Tony Martin at weekends and during school holidays. Having taken out his amateur rider's license at the age of 16, he went on to be a prolific rider both in the point-to-point field and on the racecourse. He rode a total of 46 winners on the racecourse, with the highlight being his win in the Punchestown Champion Bumper on the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained King's Road in 1998. He also and also rode as an amateur for Martin Pipe. Having hung up his riding boots at the end of 2005, he began to concentrate on his new career as a trainer the following year. Gordon Elliott came to worldwide attention when training Silver Birch (Robbie Power) to win the Aintree Grand National in 2007, a success made all the more remarkable by the fact that, at the time, he had yet to train a winner in Ireland.

Don Cossack (Bryan Cooper) gave him another major success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, 2016 and he sent out his first winner at Royal Ascot when Commissioned (Adam Kirby) landed the Queen Alexandra Stakes in June of the same year. Gordon recorded a treble on the opening day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival when Labaik (Jack Kennedy), Apple's Jade (Bryan Cooper) and Tiger Roll (Lisa O'Neill) all won. In all, Gordon has trained 14 Cheltenham winners and he was the leading trainer at the Festival for the first time in 2017 with six winners. Gordon's went very close to winning his first National Hunt trainers' championship in the 2016/2017 season. He led all the way until the penultimate day of the season, but while he missed out on the coveted crown, he did match Willie Mullins' tally of 193 winners, a record for the number of winners in a season, set in 2012/2013.

It was reported that Gordon trained his 1,000th winner on the racecourse when Moonday Sun, ridden by Davy Russell, won at Punchestown on May 31st, 2017. Gordon enjoyed his first Group race success on the Flat when the Declan McDonogh-ridden Beckford won the Group 2 Gain Railway Stakes at the Curragh on July 1st, 2017. 

TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Lord Scoundrel - D. Meyler - 2016)

Bibby Financial Services P'town Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Don Cossack (GER) - P. Carberry - 2015)

Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Noble Endeavor - D.N. Russell - 2016)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Potters Point - L. O'Neill - 2017)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Wrath Of Titans - L. O'Neill - 2016)

Lexus S'chase (Grade 1) (Outlander - J.W. Kennedy - 2016)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Don Cossack (GER) - B.J. Cooper - 2015)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Roi Du Mee (FR) - B.J. Cooper - 2013)

GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Beckford (GB) - D.P. McDonogh - 2017)

Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Riverside City - J.W. Kennedy - 2015)

Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Balbriggan - K.C. Sexton - 2014)

Ir.Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Champion Hdl (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - B.J. Cooper - 2017)

Racing Post Champion I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 1) (Fayonagh - J.J. Codd - 2017)

Irish Daily Mirror Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Champagne Classic - B.J. Cooper - 2017)

Coral.ie Leopardstown H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (A Toi Phil (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2017)

Bar One Racing Dan Moore Mem. H'cap S'ch (Grade A) (Ball D'Arc (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2017)

Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - B.J. Cooper - 2016)

Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Empire Of Dirt - B.J. Cooper - 2016)

JT McNamara Munster National H'cap S'ch (Grade A) (Tiger Roll - D. Meyler - 2016)

Goffs Land Rover Bumper (Petit Mouchoir (FR) - J.J. Codd - 2015)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201790102€0€3,100€3,100
Winter All Weather 2015/2016192114€23,540€3,950€27,490
Winter All Weather 2014/2015154113€25,900€3,925€29,825
Winter All Weather 2013/2014172225€11,200€7,160€18,360
Winter All Weather 2012/2013110100€0€1,360€1,360
Winter All Weather 2011/2012120111€0€2,400€2,400
National Hunt 2017/201838952604236€550,000€272,238€822,238
National Hunt 2016/20171234193185146115€2,872,463€1,508,243€4,380,705
National Hunt 2015/20167911231488985€1,629,425€939,325€2,568,750
National Hunt 2014/201553392686154€1,149,830€396,240€1,546,070
National Hunt 2013/201443756585341€681,465€452,695€1,134,160
National Hunt 2012/201332954424236€688,830€354,165€1,042,995
National Hunt 2011/201235440424031€369,460€219,672€589,132
National Hunt 2010/201141762513629€591,620€237,644€829,264
National Hunt 2009/201026126221924€238,460€110,765€349,225
National Hunt 2008/20091741414168€129,650€95,470€225,120
National Hunt 2007/20081086686€97,250€63,885€161,135
National Hunt 2006/2007300102€0€3,850€3,850
National Hunt 2005/200660000€0€0€0
Flat 20177510773€155,250€163,150€318,400
Flat 2016545862€40,275€26,825€67,100
Flat 2015321302€5,950€7,355€13,305
Flat 2014397423€43,050€16,365€59,415
Flat 2013354623€26,950€44,220€71,170
Flat 2012201221€5,950€6,089€12,039
Flat 2011432515€12,950€9,518€22,468
Flat 2010471522€4,900€10,623€15,523
Flat 2009362240€19,090€10,725€29,815
Flat 2008366213€49,700€7,120€56,820
Flat 200740000€0€0€0
Flat 200620000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Navan 23/09/17 Moonlight Escape N. Carberry NHF 2m 3 11-3 Meath Farm Machinery (P-A) INH Flat Race
Navan 23/09/17 Cocktails At Dawn (GB) B.J. Cooper HcpCh 2m 4f 9 11-8 133 At The Races H'cap S'chase
Navan 23/09/17 Turanga Lilly D.G. Lavery NHF 2m 5 11-0 Meath Farm Machinery (P-A) INH Flat Race
Navan 23/09/17 Ballela Boy K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 4f 5 11-12 Emerald Facility Services Beg S'chase
Navan 23/09/17 Boris Grishenko K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 9 11-8 At The Races M'dn H'dle
Navan 23/09/17 Masterson J.W. Kennedy Hdl 2m 6f 4 10-10 117 Meath Farm Machinery H'dle
Navan 23/09/17 Mengli Khan J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 1 11-8 At The Races M'dn H'dle
Navan 23/09/17 Cecil Corbett (GB) J.W. Kennedy HcpCh 2m 4f 8 10-12 123 At The Races H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Hardline J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 11-12 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Poormans Hill J.W. Kennedy HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 1 11-5 88 Molson Coors H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Pinotage (GB) K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 11-6 85 JP H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Broughtons Star (GB) K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 3f 55yds p.u. 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Canny Tom K.M. Donoghue NovHdl 2m 1f 65yds 2 11-7 106 Get Ready For Autumn Rated Novice H'dle
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Stooshie J.J. Codd NHF 2m 1f 172yds 2 11-10 Black Horse INH Flat Race
Ballinrobe 21/09/17 Azua Emery (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 107yds 2 10-5 On-Course Vets 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €2,300
Ballinrobe 21/09/17 Boytonrath J.W. Kennedy HcpHdl 2m 107yds 6 11-8 91 Tuam Herald H'cap H'dle
Galway 19/09/17 High Expectations (FR) G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-12 67 Galway Apprentice H'cap €1,100
Galway 18/09/17 Canny Tom K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 110yds 10 11-10 107 Anglo Printers 1890 624 624 H'cap H'dle
Galway 18/09/17 Penny Jane D.N. Russell BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 11-5 Colm Quinn BMW Beginners S'chase €1,450
Galway 18/09/17 Creadan Grae D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 5f 50yds 4 11-12 104 galwayraces.com M'dn H'dle €650

*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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