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, 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

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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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/202020336342814€588,300€340,363€928,663
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
Gowran Park 23/01/20 Rhinestone BegCh 2m 5 11-12 Daly Farrell Accountants Beg. S'chase
Thurles 19/01/20 Elimay (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 91yds 1 11-3 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €34,500
Navan 18/01/20 Kilfenora HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-10 143 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €30,000
Navan 18/01/20 Cayd Boy (FR) NovHdl 2m 2f 2 11-9 Rated Novice Hdle €3,700
Navan 18/01/20 Rekindled (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-12 Watch RacingTV With Free Trial M'dn Hdle
Navan 18/01/20 Sir Bob HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-1 98 RacingTV FREE For A Month H'cap H'dle €2,500
Navan 18/01/20 Wake Up Early HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-7 97 Reusable Event Cups H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 15/01/20 Abyssinian MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-12 Ladbrokes Football 'Acca-Boosty' Mdn Hdl
Punchestown 15/01/20 Marshalled HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-3 100 Where The Nation Plays Novice H'cap Hdle €450
Punchestown 12/01/20 Andy Dufresne NovHdl 2m 65yds 1 11-2 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €26,700
Punchestown 12/01/20 Speak Easy (GB) NovCh 2m 4f fell 11-1 Killiney Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Aramax (GER) Hdl 2m 3 11-5 ITM Stallion Trail H'dle €2,000
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 The Long Mile (GB) NovCh 2m 5f 110yds 2 11-3 112 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov S'ch €4,000
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Envol Pierji (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €340
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Best Intentions MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds fell 11-7 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Blazer (FR) HcpCh 2m 1f 5 10-13 141 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €3,000
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Spider Web HcpHdl 3m 3 10-6 112 Fairyhouse Members 2020 H'cap H'dle €1,800
Clonmel 09/01/20 Fighting Fit (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 202yds fell 11-2 94 Tipperary H'cap H'dle
Naas 05/01/20 Ten Ten NovCh 2m 4 11-8 140 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice S'chase €1,050
Naas 05/01/20 Elixir D'ainay (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-10 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €18,000

*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).

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