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 201610615101011€341,063€64,875€405,938
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
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Catch A Wave C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 190yds 1 9-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn €9,375
Curragh 21/08/16 Vastonea D.E. Hogan Hcp 1m 3 9-12 80 Luke & Nellie Comer Apprentice H'cap €1,250
Killarney 19/08/16 Im Waiting C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 3f 4 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €675
Killarney 18/08/16 Catch A Wave C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 70yds 5 9-5 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Mdn €375
Roscommon 15/08/16 Taqaseem (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 2f 80yds 5 9-7 73 Pyramid Bookmakers H'cap €313
Leopardstown 11/08/16 Vastonea D.E. Hogan Hcp 1m 2f 7 9-7 81 Boomtown Rats Apprentice H'cap
Curragh 07/08/16 Suwaan C.D. Hayes Mdn 5f 7 9-5 K Club EBF M'dn
Leopardstown 04/08/16 Rathbride Raven (GB) D.E. Hogan Hcp 1m 1f 13 9-3 69 Strypes Apprentice H'cap
Sligo 03/08/16 Duck Egg Blue C.D. Hayes Hcp 6f 200yds 1 9-0 65 Ladies Day 4th August Nursery H'cap €6,563
Sligo 03/08/16 Butterfly Kisses C.D. Hayes Mdn 6f 200yds 7 8-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn
Galway 26/07/16 Mohaayed (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 123yds 16 9-0 91 COLM QUINN BMW Mile H'cap
Galway 25/07/16 Jefferson Davis C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 7 9-7 82 Eventus H'cap
Gowran-Park 23/07/16 Im Waiting C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Down-Royal 22/07/16 Sufoof C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 2 9-0 74 Magners This Is Our Time (Fillies) M'dn €2,200
Naas 20/07/16 Roseisarose C.D. Hayes Mdn 6f 5 9-0 Grace's Pub Supp Naas Community M'dn €275
Naas 20/07/16 Suwaan C.D. Hayes Mdn 5f 13 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Ballinrobe 18/07/16 Ard Na Sidhe C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 1f 165yds 8 9-2 63 Tote Super Pick 6 Guarantee Sunday H'cap
Ballinrobe 18/07/16 Taqaseem (GB) C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 5f 45yds 4 9-7 73 Tote Best Value For Galway Festival M'dn €575
Ballinrobe 18/07/16 Crafty Codger Chloe Cahalan Hcp 1m 5f 45yds 11 8-4 45 Daily Tips On Apprentice Hcp
Curragh 16/07/16 Penny Pepper C.D. Hayes Hcp 6f 63yds 7 8-10 87 Scurry H'cap

*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).