Kevin Prendergast

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 1963

First winner: Zara, Phoenix Park, May, 1963

Significant horses (selected):   Nebbiolo, Pidget, Artique Royale, Northern Treasure, Oscar Schindler, Conor Pass, La Collina, Kingsfort, Termagant, Mores Wells, Miss Beatrix, Mustameet, Rebelline, Verglas, Oscar Schindler, Earl Of Barking, Bradawn Breever, Termagant, Awtaad

Assoc. jockeys: Chris Hayes


Did you know : Kevin Prendergast was bred for success in horse racing, being a son of the legendary “Darkie” Prendergast. Along with Vincent O’Brien, Darkie was one of the first trainers to regularly travel their horses overseas and became the first non-British-based trainer to become Champion Trainer in Britain in 1963, a feat he repeated in the two years that followed. Kevin was born in Australia in 1933 and although educated here, he returned to Australia to begin his racing career before finally settling in Ireland. A leading amateur jockey, he worked as assistant trainer to his father before taking out his own license to train in 1963. Since then, he has won an array of Classic races, the first being with Pidget in the Irish 1,000 Guineas in 1972 and he continues to be a force in Group 1 races well into his sixth decade as a trainer. At Dundalk on September 24th 2010, Kevin reached the notable milestone of saddling his 2,000th career winner, Tell The Wind, cementing his position as one of the all-time greats of the Irish training ranks. He has won eight Irish Classics. Along with her Irish 1,000 Guineas success in 1972, Pidget also won the Irish St Leger and Conor Pass won the race the following year. Oscar Schindler was successful in the Irish St Leger on two occasions, in 1996 and 1997. Northern Treasure gave Prendergast his first Irish 2,000 Guineas win in 1976 and Awtaad gave him a second victory in the race 40 years later. Artique Royale was a second Irish 1,000 Guineas winner for Kevin Prendergast in 1981. Kevin's sole English Classic success came when Nebbiolo won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1977.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/2016160121€0€8,095€8,095
Winter All Weather 2014/201571021€8,750€2,295€11,045
Winter All Weather 2013/2014195303€28,700€6,160€34,860
Winter All Weather 2012/201371020€5,600€1,800€7,400
Winter All Weather 2011/2012163210€21,700€4,370€26,070
National Hunt 2016/201720000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2015/201680013€0€2,785€2,785
National Hunt 2014/201552011€70,100€9,000€79,100
National Hunt 2013/2014204431€39,280€17,576€56,856
National Hunt 2012/201350102€0€2,315€2,315
National Hunt 2010/201110000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2009/201010000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2008/200920020€0€1,600€1,600
National Hunt 2005/200640000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2004/200561110€7,700€3,150€10,850
National Hunt 2003/200410000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2002/200392011€16,100€1,850€17,950
National Hunt 2001/2002211333€8,888€15,746€24,634
National Hunt 2000/2001100331€0€6,499€6,499
Flat 201615021131717€554,500€127,144€681,644
Flat 201518718152116€208,600€112,390€320,990
Flat 201417315181325€229,050€119,100€348,150
Flat 201323419283036€283,450€185,873€469,323
Flat 201223123282233€285,450€208,410€493,860
Flat 201130129342439€462,800€343,575€806,375
Flat 201034141514035€574,280€443,951€1,018,231
Flat 200938743654253€811,615€682,872€1,494,487
Flat 200840146425150€1,164,930€937,955€2,102,885
Flat 200734555474540€879,800€633,318€1,513,118
Flat 200632252474232€2,273,630€527,805€2,801,435
Flat 200537640474749€785,320€599,779€1,385,099
Flat 200433451343541€1,004,540€339,090€1,343,630
Flat 200334443463834€841,990€484,168€1,326,158
Flat 200237045404236€819,800€421,440€1,241,240
Flat 200130736224533€625,372€320,606€945,979
Flat 200029330403531€329,828€321,308€651,135
Flat 199929324382626€208,860€215,755€424,614
Flat 199830329422925€213,240€219,643€432,883

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Aared M.C. Hussey Hcp 1m 7 9-7 88 Leopardstown Christmas Festival H'cap
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Duck Egg Blue C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 10 9-4 77 Leopardstown Club Members Nursery H'cap
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Catch A Wave G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 1 9-2 78 Leopardstown Club Members Nursery H'cap €7,500
Naas 16/10/16 Catch A Wave G.P. Halpin F 7f 8 9-5 76 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Race
Naas 16/10/16 Penny Pepper G.P. Halpin F 1m 6 9-3 85 Clodovil EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed) €1,150
Naas 16/10/16 Trevanna (GB) C.D. Hayes F 7f 1 8-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Race €60,000
Naas 16/10/16 Cool Thunder C.D. Hayes F 1m 12 9-0 98 Clodovil EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed)
Cork 15/10/16 Althiba (GB) L.F. Roche Hcp 1m 100yds 4 8-13 74 Annual Ticket 2017 Nursery H'cap €650
Curragh 10/10/16 Aneen C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 1 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €10,313
Curragh 10/10/16 Bardeira (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 1f 14 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 10/10/16 Flaming Sea C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 1f 2 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €3,000
Curragh 10/10/16 Vastonea C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 2f 6 9-12 82 Guy And Anne - 50 Years Wed Today H'cap
Curragh 09/10/16 Presidential C.D. Hayes Mdn 6f 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €413
Curragh 09/10/16 Bebhinn (USA) C.D. Hayes F 6f 3 9-0 102 EimerHannon Waterford Testimonial Stakes (Listed) €4,500
Curragh 09/10/16 No Approval D.E. Hogan Hcp 1m 4 9-1 71 Stephen Quirke Memorial Apprentice H'cap €600
Limerick 08/10/16 Duck Egg Blue C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 1 9-8 71 Keanes Ladies Day Tomorrow Nursery H'cap €6,250
Dundalk 07/10/16 Taqaseem (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 4f 8 9-1 72 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Tipperary 02/10/16 Mizaah C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 100yds 3 9-5 92 H'cap €2,400
Fairyhouse 27/09/16 Catch A Wave D.E. Hogan Hcp 6f 2 9-3 74 Become A Member At Fairyhouse Nurs H'cap €2,000
Curragh 25/09/16 Penny Pepper D.E. Hogan Hcp 5f 6 8-8 85 Mongey Communications Joe McGrath H'cap €1,000

*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).