Mark Walsh

Date of Birth: March 23rd, 1986

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: Shrug (Marcus Callaghan) Punchestown, September 29th, 2002

Significant horses (Selected): Espoir D'allen, Jezki, Simply Ned, Carlingford Lough, Aramax, Bleu Berry, Captain Cee Bee, Gilgamboa, Kitten Rock, Sort It Out, Glenfinn Captain, Aranleigh, See U Bob, Bob Lingo, Stocktons Wing, Double Seven, Defy Logic, Little King Robin, Free Expression, P’Tit Fute, Shattered Love, City Island, Unowhatimeanharry. 

Assoc. Trainers: Gavin Cromwell, Edward O'Grady, Padraig Roche, Enda Bolger, Joseph O'Brien, Tom Mullins, Gordon Elliott, Martin Brassil, Noel Meade, Tony Martin, Willie Mullins

Did you know?

From Clane, County Kildare, Mark Walsh has forged a close association with leading owner JP McManus and is regularly to be seen in the famous green and gold hoops.

He rode his first Grade 1 winner on the McManus-owned Defy Logic at the Leopardstown Christmas festival in 2013. Injury robbed him of a first jockey's championship in the 2014/15 season but he finished the term on a high with success on Jezki in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown.

Mark rode his first Cheltenham Festival winner on the Willie Mullins-trained Bleu Berry in the Coral Cup on March 14, 2018 and his biggest success came on the same stage a year later when he won the Unibet Champion Hurdle on the Gavin Cromwell-trained Espoir D'allen in the McManus colours. He also won the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Festival for trainer Martin Brassil in 2019 and added a fourth Cheltenham success when winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on the Gordon Elliott-trained Aramax in 2020. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2020/202173110€13,200€4,460€17,660
National Hunt 2019/202027345404420€720,900€481,793€1,202,693
National Hunt 2018/201943366675240€1,181,325€632,713€1,814,038
National Hunt 2017/201837951513636€701,563€446,485€1,148,048
National Hunt 2016/201739259424840€688,263€355,800€1,044,063
National Hunt 2015/201641456454350€605,525€291,993€897,518
National Hunt 2014/201539775454032€1,009,115€239,983€1,249,098
National Hunt 2013/201441139414442€494,745€241,825€736,570
National Hunt 2012/201335832363533€507,930€221,100€729,030
National Hunt 2011/201232531213333€316,280€167,275€483,555
National Hunt 2010/201128721193025€190,388€114,675€305,063
National Hunt 2009/201032921272027€174,910€154,885€329,795
National Hunt 2008/200930619131819€237,840€141,325€379,165
National Hunt 2007/2008273841719€82,510€49,888€132,398
National Hunt 2006/200718945911€29,750€26,090€55,840
National Hunt 2005/2006233881110€65,100€59,585€124,685
National Hunt 2004/200525720221919€203,260€128,800€332,060
National Hunt 2003/200417912171613€136,100€97,140€233,240
National Hunt 2002/2003312040€26,300€9,000€35,300
Flat 200440000€0€0€0
Flat 2003160102€0€3,025€3,025
Flat 2002160001€0€450€450

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tipperary 01/07/20 Barrington Court Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-5 125 Bet 10 Get 20 With MansionBet H'dle
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Thecraicisninety (GB) HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 11-10 130 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Hcap Schase €3,200
Tipperary 26/06/20 King Pellinor MdnHdl 2m 1 11-9 Tipperary M'dn H'dle €6,000
Tipperary 26/06/20 A Wave Of The Sea Hdl 2m 12 11-7 138 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Tipperary 26/06/20 Shannon Fields HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 12-0 95 Junction H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €900
Limerick 22/06/20 Filon D'oudairies (FR) MdnHdl 2m 100yds 1 12-0 119 Well Done To All Frontline Staff Mdn Hdl (Div 1) €7,200
Limerick 22/06/20 Pasley MdnHdl 2m 100yds 5 11-7 119 Well Done To All Frontline Staff Mdn Hdl (Div 2) €360
Wexford 17/03/20 Arverne (FR) HcpCh 2m 4 10-9 110 Tomcoole Farm Ltd. Novice H'cap S'chase €825
Wexford 17/03/20 Kitten Rock (FR) HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-7 137 Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase €2,000
Navan 14/03/20 Quartz Du Rheu (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f 100yds 5 11-6 134 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle €660
Navan 14/03/20 Minella Till Dawn HcpCh 3m 3 11-2 129 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B €6,500
Naas 08/03/20 Entoucas (FR) NovHdl 1m 7f 165yds 3 11-6 131 Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Nov.Hdle (Listed) Listed €2,750
Naas 08/03/20 Castle Oliver HcpCh 3m 8 10-3 129 MansionBet Leinster National Hcap Schase (Grade A) Grade A
Naas 08/03/20 Drop The Anchor HcpHdl 2m 3f fell 10-6 122 International Women's Day H'cap H'dle
Thurles 05/03/20 Steer Clear Ch 2m 4f 171yds p.u. 11-3 107 Urlingford Rated Steeplechase
Navan 03/03/20 Ten Ten NovCh 2m 3 11-1 139 Flyingbolt Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €4,250
Navan 03/03/20 Dawson's Gate HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-2 107 Athboy H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Filon D'oudairies (FR) HcpHdl 2m 12 11-5 121 TRM Equine Nutrition H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Roseys Hollow MdnHdl 2m 2f 30yds 3 11-5 Donohoe Marquees M'dn H'dle €1,350
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Barrington Court NovHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-4 125 Anton O'Toole Memorial (M) Novice 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).