Barry Geraghty

Date of Birth: September 16, 1979

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Stagalier (Noel Meade), Down Royal, January 29, 1997

Champion jockey: 1999/2000, 2003/04

Leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival: 2003, 2012

Assoc. Trainers: Barry rides as first jockey to owner JP McManus

Significant horses (selected): Moscow Flyer, Monty’s Pass, Kicking King, Bobs Worth, Jezki, Sprinter Sacre, Buveur D'Air, Epatante, Carlingford Lough, Shutthefrontdoor, Big Zeb, Jer's Girl, Sackville, Yanworth, Macs Joy, Iris’s Gift, No More Heroes, More Of That, Rebel Fitz, Captain Conan, Simonsig, Finian's Rainbow, Voler La Vedette, Punjabi, Forpadydeplasterer, Pizarro, Bust Out, Le Coudray, Limestone Lad, Florida Pearl, Moscow Express, Alexander Banquet, Market Lass, Miss Orchestra, Cockney Lad

Follow Barry on Twitter: @BarryJGeraghty

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From Drumree, County Meath, Barry Geraghty is one of the greatest jump jockeys of his generation. He rode five winners at the Cheltenham Festival in 2003 and won the Grand National at Aintree on Monty's Pass only weeks later. On the back of that remarkable success, he was voted RTE Sports Personality of the Year. Never far from big-race success throughout his career, Barry was appointed as first jockey to owner JP McManus on June 21st, 2015.

Barry is the fourth winning-most National Hunt jockey in Ireland and Britain. Success on the McManus-owned/Nicky Henderson-trained Birchdale at Cheltenham on January 26, 2019 saw him reach the 1875-winner mark, one ahead of Richard Dunwoody. Only Tony McCoy (4348), Richard Johnson and Ruby Walsh have ridden more winners. 

Since his first winner in 1997, Geraghty has established himself as one of the sport's biggest stars. Notable moments in a glorious career have been headed by a Grand National victory on Monty's Pass in 2003.

Geraghty has also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Kicking King (2005) and Bobs Worth (2013), as well as landing the Champion Hurdle on Punjabi (2009), Jezki (2014), Buveur D'Air (2018) and Epatante (2020). He has 43 Cheltenham Festival winners to his name as of 2020, no current rider has had more success at the Festival. He rode five winners at the 2020 Festival, finishing second in the jockeys' standings to Paul Townend who rode the same number of winners but also had to runners-up placings. Five winners in 2003 and again in 2012 was enough to see him crowned the leading rider at the Cheltenham Festival. 

The Meath-man has also been champion jockey in Ireland on two occasions, in the 1999/2000 and 2003/04 seasons. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/2020382732€102,300€122,890€225,190
National Hunt 2018/201919425331415€350,875€251,350€602,225
National Hunt 2017/201815221181514€431,875€232,025€663,900
National Hunt 2016/201717432321421€340,438€285,475€625,913
National Hunt 2015/201628955434626€1,277,253€412,320€1,689,573
National Hunt 2014/201519438312119€424,220€135,740€559,960
National Hunt 2013/201427550492423€979,840€314,254€1,294,094
National Hunt 2012/201330941462620€608,185€236,953€845,138
National Hunt 2011/201230456384028€906,255€299,377€1,205,632
National Hunt 2010/201132150373527€846,070€305,808€1,151,878
National Hunt 2009/201028244333034€498,830€222,195€721,025
National Hunt 2008/200933339432727€541,200€442,095€983,295
National Hunt 2007/200836648372827€882,665€347,890€1,230,555
National Hunt 2006/200742767634236€1,168,750€498,150€1,666,900
National Hunt 2005/200654281765047€1,225,830€572,100€1,797,930
National Hunt 2004/200546386585435€1,564,995€423,935€1,988,930
National Hunt 2003/2004594110825453€1,767,190€609,370€2,376,560
National Hunt 2002/200354891745955€1,577,250€561,043€2,138,293
National Hunt 2001/200251784665654€1,245,258€410,436€1,655,694
National Hunt 2000/200147376585931€915,825€364,453€1,280,278
Flat 201310000€0€0€0
Flat 201020010€0€840€840
Flat 200421000€7,000€0€7,000
Flat 200310000€0€0€0
Flat 200010001€0€317€317
Flat 199910000€0€0€0

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