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 2018/201950000€0€550€550
Winter All Weather 2017/201870101€0€2,600€2,600
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 2018/201960011€0€1,775€1,775
National Hunt 2017/201820000€0€288€288
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 20189110878€194,375€49,938€244,313
Flat 2017113715618€95,300€109,210€204,510
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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 03/05/10 Jamaayel (GB) D.P. McDonogh F 7f 6 8-11 94 Oratorio EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 03/05/10 Recharge C.D. Hayes F 1m 2f 2 9-1 109 High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €15,000
Curragh 03/05/10 Musical Rain D.E. Egan Hcp 7f 1 8-1 75 P.G.Duffy & Sons Mazda H'cap €7,350
Gowran-Park 02/05/10 Chibcha C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 9 9-12 78 Kilkenny H'cap
Gowran-Park 02/05/10 Dance Hall Girl C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 9 8-4 80 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap
Cork 30/04/10 Wrong Answer (GB) C.D. Hayes F 6f 4 8-10 101 Cork Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,700
Cork 30/04/10 Hedaaya D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 9 9-0 80 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies M'dn
Gowran-Park 25/04/10 Brazilian Beauty (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 3 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,160
Gowran-Park 25/04/10 Baglioni D.P. McDonogh F 7f 2 9-7 101 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race €4,300
Gowran-Park 25/04/10 Celtic Dane D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 13 9-10 95 Summer Sundays At Gowran Park H'cap
Navan 25/04/10 Dazzling Day (GB) C.D. Hayes F 1m 2f DSQ 9-0 91 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes (Listed) Listed €6,250
Gowran-Park 25/04/10 Quilca (USA) Amelia Hegarty Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 9 8-4 56 Kilkenny H'cap (Div 2)
Leopardstown 18/04/10 Recharge C.D. Hayes F 1m 2 9-0 109 Heritage Stakes (Listed) Listed €8,500
Leopardstown 18/04/10 Faranadooney (USA) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 6 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Leopardstown 18/04/10 Famous Warrior D.P. McDonogh F 1m 2f 4 9-1 105 P.W.McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €2,000
Leopardstown 18/04/10 Cloud Fire D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 2f 18 8-12 64 Oakfield H'cap
Leopardstown 18/04/10 Rudi Valentino D.P. McDonogh Hcp 6f 3 9-8 83 Stepaside H'cap €2,150
Naas 17/04/10 Zayaan (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 1 9-5 Naas Median Auction M'dn €7,350
Naas 17/04/10 Muqalad D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 3 9-5 M'dn €840
Naas 17/04/10 Master Melody D.P. McDonogh Mdn 5f 5 9-3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

*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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