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: Bryan Cooper, Davy Russell, Nina Carberry, Jack Kennedy, Jamie Codd, Donagh Meyler, Declan McDonogh
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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) (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)
Irish Daily Mirror Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Champagne Classic - B.J. Cooper - 2017)
Racing Post Champion I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 1) (Fayonagh - J.J. Codd - 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)
Powers Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Realt Mor - D.J. Condon - 2013)
*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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