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, Keith Donoghue, Mark Enright, Conor Orr, Liam McKenna, Jamie Codd, Lisa O'Neill, Kevin Brogan. 

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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 25 Cheltenham winners and he was the leading trainer at the Festival for the first time in 2017 with six winners. He was the leading trainer again the following year with a record-equalling (at the time) eight 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 (at the time), 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 31, 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 1, 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 (at the time) 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. He ended the season on 210 winners, two behind champion trainer Willie Mullins who set a new record of 212. 

Tiger Roll, a four-time Cheltenham Festival winner, gave Gordon his second success in the Aintree Grand National when winning under Davy Russell on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Tiger Roll and Russell won the race again the following year to write themselves into Grand National history. Tiger Roll was the first horse to win the race back-to-back since Red Rum in 1973 and 1974. The day before the win, Elliott saddled his 50th Grade 1 success when the Jack Kennedy-ridden Felix Desjy won the Betway Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree. 

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)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2019)

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)

Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Commander Of Fleet - J.W. Kennedy - 2019)

BARONERACING.COM Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2018)

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)

Dooley Insurance Champion Nov S'chase (Grade 1) (Delta Work (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2019)

Goffs Land Rover Bumper (Festival D'ex (FR) - J.J. Codd - 2019)

BoyleSports National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Dounikos (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2019)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/2019163221€24,063€9,600€33,663
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 2019/2020611714156€199,500€55,413€254,913
National Hunt 2018/20191233177152150124€2,685,100€1,506,040€4,191,140
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 2019213350€25,000€24,050€49,050
Flat 201812210101412€100,625€65,713€166,338
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Downpatrick 24/05/19 Monition D.N. Russell HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds 3 11-10 107 Tote Supporting Downpatrick H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 24/05/19 Thisonesforollie D.N. Russell BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 4 11-5 Joe Rea Memorial Beginners S'chase
Downpatrick 24/05/19 Batts Rock D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-12 124 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 24/05/19 Killinkere D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 3 11-4 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 24/05/19 Steel Cap D.F. O'Regan HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds 9 11-5 102 Tote Supporting Downpatrick H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 24/05/19 Seekamist K. Brogan HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds 10 10-8 90 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 23/05/19 Acronym D.N. Russell HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-9 122 Go Racing Student Society H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 23/05/19 Dona Katharina D.N. Russell MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 tipperaryraces.ie (M) M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 23/05/19 Darling Miss D.N. Russell HcpHdl 3m 2 10-13 89 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 23/05/19 Domitian L. O'Neill NHF 2m 2 10-8 Racing June 14th (M) (P/A) INH Flat Race
Wexford 22/05/19 Poli Roi (FR) Hdl 3m 2 11-5 Mount Leinster H'dle €2,500
Wexford 22/05/19 Westland Row BegCh 3m 1f 100yds u.r. 11-12 Vinegar Hill Beginners S'chase
Wexford 22/05/19 Kashmir Wilde J.J. Codd NHF 2m 4f 3 11-7 Racing Again June 5th INH Flat Race €1,000
Wexford 22/05/19 Yendo J.R. Wildman MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-5 Welcome To Wexford Racecourse M'dn H'dle €1,100
Sligo 21/05/19 Recent Revelations D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 110yds 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn €1,950
Sligo 21/05/19 Fine Fettle D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 2f 110yds 11 8-13 61 Sligo Races Hospitality H'cap
Sligo 21/05/19 Cozy Sky (USA) L.F. Roche Hcp 6f 3 8-7 38 www.countysligoraces.com H'cap (Div 1) €1,050
Naas 19/05/19 Beckford (GB) C.T. Keane F 5f 7 9-9 110 Sole Power Sprint Stakes (Listed) Listed
Kilbeggan 17/05/19 Poormans Hill K.M. Donoghue HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 5 11-8 127 Belvedere House Gardens H'cap S'chase €500
Kilbeggan 17/05/19 Allee Bleue L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 3 10-9 114 Belvedere House Gardens H'cap S'chase €2,000
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*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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