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: 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)

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 2017/201823929362220€256,875€152,175€409,050
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 2017395142€112,125€9,700€121,825
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
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Cornakill Rose J.J. Codd NHF 2m 1f 142yds 2 11-7 McWilliam Park Hotel INH Flat Race €2,100
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Westland Row D.N. Russell NovHdl 2m 6f 10yds 1 11-8 116 Investec Rated Novice H'dle €7,813
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Skeaping (GB) D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 1f 142yds 2 11-6 Paddy Smyth Memorial M'dn H'dle €2,300
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Swordfight C.D. Meehan HcpHdl 2m 1f 142yds 10 11-5 107 Tim Kelly Group H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Presenting Julio C.D. Meehan HcpHdl 2m 6f 10yds 5 10-10 106 McGrath Limestone Works Ltd. H'cap H'dle €500
Ballinrobe 24/07/17 Mais Si (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 5f 79yds 4 9-2 72 Win Big With Tote M'dn €625
Tipperary 23/07/17 Kala Minstrel L. O'Neill NHF 2m 1 10-9 Jim Ryan R'course Services INH Flat Race €7,188
Tipperary 23/07/17 Wolfslair C.D. Meehan HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-11 107 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Limerick 22/07/17 Presenting Julio C.D. Meehan HcpHdl 3m 1 10-8 106 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €9,375
Limerick 22/07/17 Dalouga J.J. Codd NHF 2m 2 11-5 Irish Stall Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race €2,200
Limerick 22/07/17 Shadow Catcher (GB) R. Walsh Ch 2m 2f 5 11-12 138 Limerick GAA S'chase €500
Limerick 22/07/17 Rohan's Pride B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 3m 3 11-1 106 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €1,500
Limerick 22/07/17 Cadeau Du Bresil (FR) K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 6 11-12 Michael English Plays July 27th Beg S'ch
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Canny Tom K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 2 11-5 104 Like Us On Facebook M'dn H'dle €2,200
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Blessed King K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 6f 7 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Pancrace (FR) J.J. Codd NHF 2m 3f 170yds 7 12-0 Book Online For Discounts INH Flat Race
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Zanjabeel (GB) D.N. Russell HcpHdl 2m 2 11-11 121 Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey H'cap H'dle €3,200
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Station Closed D.N. Russell HcpHdl 3m 180yds 8 11-9 99 Michael Moore Car Sales H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Milsean J.J. Slevin BegCh 2m 6f 8 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Killarney 20/07/17 Moonday Sun (USA) D.N. Russell HcpHdl 2m 1f fell 11-7 137 Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle

*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).