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): Tiger Roll, Silver Birch, General Principle, Roi Du Mee, Jessies Dream, Carlito Brigante, Don Cossack, 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, JJ Slevin

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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). 

Gordon won the most valuable race on the Irish calendar when General Principle, ridden by JJ Slevin, won the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. It was his first success in the race. 

A treble at Downpatrick on Sunday, March 25, 2018 saw Gordon set a new record of 194 winners in a season. He reached the 200 winner mark, the first trainer to do so in a National Hunt season, for the 2017/2018 season when the Declan Lavery-ridden Portnablagh won the Cork & Waterford Mares' Point-To-Point INH Flat Race at Cork on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. 

Tiger Roll, a three-time Cheltenham Festival winner, gave Gordon his second success in the Aintree Grand National when winning under Davy Russell on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) (General Principle - J.J. Slevin - 2018)

TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Clarcam (FR) - M.A. Enright - 2018)

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)

Profile Systems Champion Novice Hdle (Grade 1) (Dortmund Park (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2018)

Goffs Land Rover Bumper (Commander Of Fleet - B. O'Neill - 2018)

Growise Champion Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (The Storyteller - D.N. Russell - 2018)

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)

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 2018/201932541413933€500,000€247,300€747,300
National Hunt 2017/20181255210193143121€3,391,513€1,767,239€5,158,751
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 20181061071111€100,625€51,138€151,763
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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Dona Katharina L. O'Neill NHF 2m 107yds 2 11-0 Cummins Homevalue I.N.H. Flat Race
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Monkeylou D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 107yds 3 10-12 Jimmy Beef 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 21/09/18 Vivacious Spirit (GB) G.F. Carroll Mdn 6f 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Caldbeck (GB) M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 107yds 4 10-12 Jimmy Beef 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Water Sprite L.A. McKenna HcpHdl 2m 4f 141yds 4 10-10 116 Irish EBF John Mulhern (Mares) Hcap Hdle
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Flat To The Max (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 107yds u.r. 10-12 Jimmy Beef 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 20/09/18 Boris Grishenko L.A. McKenna HcpHdl 2m 3f 150yds 6 10-8 103 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 20/09/18 Dalouga A. Ring MdnHdl 2m 3f 150yds 16 10-13 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 20/09/18 Askari (GB) K. Brogan HcpHdl 2m 110yds 10 11-1 91 Giantsgrave H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 20/09/18 Cara's Way J.R. Wildman NHF 2m 110yds 5 11-0 Munster (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €250
Clonmel 20/09/18 Holy Motivation MdnHdl 2m 110yds 3 10-12 Mylerstown M'dn H'dle €1,100
Naas 19/09/18 Counting Sheep L.F. Roche Mdn 7f 7 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 19/09/18 Dark Endeavour D.P. McDonogh Mdn 6f 4 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Mdn €825
Naas 19/09/18 Clashaniska R.P. Whelan Mdn 6f 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Mdn €1,650
Naas 19/09/18 Cozy Sky (USA) A.J. Slattery F 6f 4 8-0 47 Christmas Party Raceday Claiming Race €500
Naas 19/09/18 Fivestar Lynch G.P. Halpin Mdn 7f 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 19/09/18 Whirlygig (GB) G.P. Halpin Mdn 6f 13 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 18/09/18 Scealai Aonair S.P. Davis Hcp 1m 4f 49yds 8 9-3 59 Galway Apprentice H'cap
Galway 18/09/18 Clonard Abbey D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 28yds 6 9-0 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auct. (F) M'dn
Galway 17/09/18 Best Of Dubai J.J. Codd NHF 2m 130yds 1 11-9 Weatherbys GSB EBF (M) INH Flat Race €7,500

*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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