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 201612917111515€470,438€109,631€580,069
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
Curragh 22/09/16 Ard Na Sidhe C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 2f 8 9-1 57 Order Of Malta H'cap (Div 2)
Curragh 22/09/16 Butoolat (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 6f 15 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 22/09/16 Presidential C.D. Hayes Mdn 6f 4 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden €825
Naas 21/09/16 Duck Egg Blue C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 2 9-5 67 Nursery H'cap €2,000
Naas 21/09/16 Bardeira (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 8 9-5 Racing Again October 16th M'dn
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Tawaleef C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Althiba (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 4 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €581
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 No Approval D.E. Hogan Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 3 8-13 68 Gowran Golf Membership Apprentice H'cap €1,000
Listowel 12/09/16 Catch A Wave C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 3 8-5 76 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery €5,000
Curragh 11/09/16 Vastonea C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 2f 4 8-6 81 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap €7,500
Leopardstown 10/09/16 Aneen C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 4 9-0 Ballylinch Stud EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,500
Leopardstown 10/09/16 Mizaah C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 20yds 3 8-9 91 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap €15,000
Leopardstown 10/09/16 Awtaad C.D. Hayes F 1m 1 9-6 117 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes €120,000
Down-Royal 09/09/16 Trevanna (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 1 8-8 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn €9,375
Down-Royal 09/09/16 Duck Egg Blue C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 12 9-2 67 HSS Hire Nursery H'cap
Gowran-Park 31/08/16 Taqaseem (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 6f 3 9-7 72 Music After Racing September 18th M'dn €1,100
Roscommon 29/08/16 Im Waiting C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 3f 174yds 7 9-0 70 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Roscommon 29/08/16 No Approval C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 56yds 5 9-3 69 H'cap €250
Curragh 28/08/16 Penny Pepper D.E. Hogan Hcp 6f 13 9-4 86 Tipperary Crystal Rose Of Tralee H'cap
Curragh 28/08/16 Aared G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 3 8-8 87 Tote Irish Cambridgeshire €10,000

*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).