Kevin Prendergast

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of birth: July 5th, 1932

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, Gary Halpin, Dylan Hogan, Declan McDonogh


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 to date came when Nebbiolo won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1977.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201750100€0€2,200€2,200
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 2017/201810000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/201730000€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 20176951039€74,988€69,125€144,113
Flat 201615722141818€564,500€137,534€702,034
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€339,261€1,343,801
Flat 200334443463834€841,990€484,168€1,326,158
Flat 200237045404236€819,800€415,440€1,235,240
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
Dundalk 25/11/15 Breezolini (GB) C.P. Hoban Hcp 6f 5 9-4 53 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap
Gowran-Park 03/10/15 Forgotten Soldier (GB) I.J. McCarthy MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Rooftop Racing Packages Gowran M'dn H'dl
Navan 26/09/15 Nurse Ryan P.E. Corbett HcpHdl 2m 13 10-4 99 Racing Again Wed 7th October H'cap H'dle
Navan 26/09/15 Forgotten Soldier (GB) S. Clements NHF 2m 6 11-11 Bective Restaurant(Pro-Am)INH Flat Race
Kilbeggan 04/09/15 Nurse Ryan P.E. Corbett HcpHdl 2m 7 11-6 100 Kilbeggan Races On Facebook H'cap H'dle
Down-Royal 28/08/15 Nurse Ryan P.E. Corbett Hdl 2m 7 10-11 100 Kerry Foods Rated H'dle
Down-Royal 28/08/15 Forgotten Soldier (GB) S. Clements NHF 2m 4 11-11 Dale Farm INH Flat Race €450
Killarney 21/08/15 Bye Bye O Bye P.E. Corbett HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-1 86 Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 17/08/15 Nurse Ryan S.A. Shortall HcpHdl 2m 3 11-6 100 Murray Ambulance Service(Mares)Hcap Hdle €920
Kilbeggan 08/08/15 Bye Bye O Bye M.A. Enright HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 8 11-8 88 Joe Cooney Memorial H'cap H'dle
Galway 01/08/15 Forgotten Soldier (GB) S. Clements NHF 2m 6 11-11 'Your Sport Your Way' INH Flat Race
Ballinrobe 20/07/15 Salam Alaykum D.P. Linehan Hcp 1m 1f 110yds 5 9-1 85 H'cap
Fairyhouse 01/07/15 Harleys Missile C.P. Hoban Hcp 6f 12 9-7 63 La Bucca Restaurants H'cap
Naas 24/06/15 Three Pips (GB) D.P. Linehan Hcp 6f 19 8-11 57 KC Civil Engineering Naas Hurling H'cap
Sligo 15/06/15 Three Pips (GB) D. Fitzpatrick F 1m 2f 110yds 11 8-3 Guinness Claiming Race
Clonmel 12/06/15 Nurse Ryan M.P. Fogarty HcpHdl 2m 110yds 10 11-5 102 Family Fun Evening At Clonmel H'cap Hdle
Roscommon 09/06/15 Bye Bye O Bye M.A. Enright HcpHdl 3m 9 10-11 91 Castlerea H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 05/06/15 Bye Bye O Bye M.A. Enright HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-1 91 Downpatricks Looking Good H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 25/05/15 Bye Bye O Bye M.A. Enright HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 93 Audi Ballina H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 25/05/15 Nurse Ryan P. Carberry HcpHdl 2m 110yds 9 10-6 105 Costello McDermott (Mares) 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).