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, Nina Carberry, 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. Gordon trained five winners in Britain before his first success at home.

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 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)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Outlander - J.W. Kennedy - 2017)

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)

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 2017/2018583107956758€1,222,638€506,300€1,728,938
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 20178511985€170,875€170,300€341,175
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
Dundalk 24/11/17 Smiling Eliza O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 4 9-2 68 Joe Wall's 70th Birthday Nursery H'cap
Thurles 23/11/17 Burren Life J.W. Kennedy NovHdl 2m 6f 171yds 1 11-10 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Rated Nov.Hdl
Thurles 23/11/17 Gun Digger L. O'Neill NHF 2m 1 11-9 Holycross INH Flat Race
Thurles 23/11/17 Charmix (FR) D.N. Russell Ch 2m 6f 4 11-4 139 Boomerang Bedding Horse & Country Schase (Listed)
Thurles 23/11/17 Monastery K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 6f 171yds fell 11-7 Sportsmens (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 19/11/17 Icario (FR) L.A. McKenna HcpHdl 2m 40yds 4 10-2 120 Irish Daily Mirror H'cap H'dle €1,250
Punchestown 19/11/17 Jury Duty R.M. Power NovCh 2m 6f 140yds 1 11-3 Liam & Valerie Florida Pearl Nov S'chase (Grade 2) €26,700
Punchestown 19/11/17 Shattered Love S.W. Flanagan NovCh 2m 6f 140yds 2 10-10 136 Liam & Valerie Florida Pearl Nov S'chase (Grade 2) €8,900
Punchestown 19/11/17 Stooshie D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 6f 5 11-6 Tattersalls Ireland EBF Auct. M'dn H'dle €500
Punchestown 19/11/17 Campeador (FR) D.N. Russell Hdl 2m 40yds fell 11-10 152 Unibet Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1)
Punchestown 19/11/17 Sanibel Island D.N. Russell HcpHdl 2m 40yds 7 11-3 125 Irish Daily Mirror H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 19/11/17 Brelade (GB) D.F. O'Regan NovCh 2m 40yds 4 11-4 Ryans Cleaning Craddockstown Novice S'ch (Grade 2) €2,225
Punchestown 19/11/17 Hollow Tree (GB) D.N. Russell HcpHdl 3m 7 11-8 112 Nally Bros Hyundai Longford GAA Hcp Hdle
Punchestown 19/11/17 Tombstone D.N. Russell NovCh 2m 40yds 2 11-4 Ryans Cleaning Craddockstown Novice S'ch (Grade 2) €8,900
Punchestown 19/11/17 Rapid Escape L. O'Neill NHF 2m 40yds 1 11-2 Festival Ticket Offer (P-A) INH FlatRace €6,875
Cork 19/11/17 Doctor Phoenix J.W. Kennedy HcpCh 2m 160yds 1 11-10 139 corkracecourse.ie H'cap S'chase €15,625
Cork 19/11/17 Secret Legacy J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,500
Punchestown 19/11/17 Isodon (FR) C.D. Meehan HcpHdl 3m 12 10-11 106 Nally Bros Hyundai Longford GAA Hcp Hdle
Cork 19/11/17 Canelie (FR) J.W. Kennedy HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-7 121 J.P. McManus H'cap H'dle
Cork 19/11/17 Manamite (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 www.racinghomeforeaster.com M'dn H'dle €1,950

*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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