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, Death Duty, Samcro, Mengli Khan, Mick Jazz, Shattered Love

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. 

Gordon became the first trainer to capture all three Grade 1s on the card at the Winter Festival at Fairyhouse. On Sunday, December 3, 2017, he won the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle with Mengli Khan (Jack Kennedy), the Hatton's Grace Hurdle with Apple's Jade (Jack Kennedy) and the Drinmore Novice Chase with Death Duty (Davy Russell). 

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)

BoyleSports National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Folsom Blue - J.W. Kennedy - 2018)

Deloitte Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Samcro - J.W. Kennedy - 2018)

Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Monbeg Notorious - J.W. Kennedy - 2018)

Bar One Racing Dan Moore Mem. H'cap S'ch (Grade A) (Doctor Phoenix - D.N. Russell - 2018)

Ryanair H'dle (Grade 1) (Mick Jazz (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2017)

Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2017)

Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Mala Beach - D.N. Russell - 2017)

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

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2017/2018110021€0€2,850€2,850
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 2017/201896117115311698€2,478,150€1,179,850€3,658,000
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
Thurles 22/02/18 Roaring Bull D.N. Russell NovHdl 2m 4f fell 10-12 133 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 3)
Thurles 22/02/18 Blow By Blow Rachael Blackmore NovHdl 2m 4f 1 11-0 132 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 3)
Thurles 22/02/18 Gun Digger J.W. Kennedy NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-0 131 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 3)
Thurles 22/02/18 Sir Carno (FR) J.W. Kennedy HcpHdl 3m 1 11-3 112 Thurles H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 21/02/18 Sweetlight D'oroux (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 6f 4 10-11 Festival Any Day Flexi Ticket(M)Mdn Hdle €550
Punchestown 21/02/18 Delta Work (FR) C.D. Meehan HcpHdl 3m 3 11-5 139 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle €1,988
Punchestown 21/02/18 Goodthynemilan L.A. McKenna HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 5 11-3 92 Free Upgrade Offer Ends Soon Hcap H'dle €250
Punchestown 21/02/18 Icario (FR) D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 110yds 2 11-11 118 Festival Party Pack From #30 M'dn H'dle €2,200
Punchestown 21/02/18 Black Tears (GB) L. O'Neill NHF 2m 110yds 2 10-11 www.punchestown.com I.N.H. Flat Race €2,000
Clonmel 20/02/18 Monatomic D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 4 11-11 Derrygrath M'dn H'dle €550
Clonmel 20/02/18 Burren Life D.N. Russell NovHdl 3m 3 11-5 133 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €3,750
Clonmel 20/02/18 Fire In His Eyes D.N. Russell BegCh 2m 7f 2 11-12 121 Ballydine Beginners S'chase €2,400
Clonmel 20/02/18 Turanga Lilly J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 2f 145yds 4 10-12 Surehaul Race Day (Mares) M'dn H'dle €550
Clonmel 20/02/18 Monkshood J.W. Kennedy NovHdl 3m 5 11-5 136 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €938
Navan 18/02/18 Lieutenant Colonel (GB) J.W. Kennedy Hdl 2m 5f 2 11-3 141 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) €9,000
Navan 18/02/18 Monbeg Notorious J.W. Kennedy NovCh 3m 1 11-3 150 Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) €25,500
Navan 18/02/18 Robin Des Mana D.N. Russell NovCh 2m 1f 2 11-10 130 Race Displays Rated Novice S'chase €3,700
Navan 18/02/18 Pallasator (GB) D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 Get Your 2018 Navan Membership M'dn H'dl €650
Navan 18/02/18 Mossback D.N. Russell NovCh 3m 2 11-3 146 Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) €8,500
Navan 18/02/18 Diamond Cauchois (FR) D.N. Russell Hdl 2m 5f 1 11-3 143 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) €27,000

*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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