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 2020/202122232323031€443,400€265,000€708,400
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
Clonmel 19/01/21 A Different World HcpCh 2m 94yds p.u. 10-12 93 Jossestown H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 19/01/21 Stand Off NovHdl 2m 3f 50yds 4 11-2 113 Munster Rated Novice Hdle €725
Clonmel 19/01/21 Capodanno (FR) MdnHdl 2m 51yds 1 11-12 Monroe M'dn H'dle €6,000
Punchestown 18/01/21 Palm Beach MdnHdl 2m 2 11-6 Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side M'dn H'dle €2,400
Punchestown 18/01/21 Pure Genius (FR) MdnHdl 3m 70yds 1 12-0 120 Ladbrokes Watch Racing Online M'dn H'dle €7,200
Punchestown 17/01/21 Golf Marin (FR) MdnHdl 2m 30yds 5 11-12 Punchestown M'dn H'dle €360
Punchestown 17/01/21 Magic Tricks (FR) NovHdl 2m 30yds 6 11-2 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €700
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Norwigi MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 3 11-9 Follow Fairyhouse (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €1,200
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Josh D'id (FR) Hdl 2m 5 11-7 ITM Virtual Stallion Trail H'dle €510
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Alfa Mix (GB) BegCh 2m 1f 3 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €1,550
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Entoucas (FR) HcpCh 2m 1f 4 10-7 138 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €3,750
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Roseys Hollow MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 1 11-9 Follow Fairyhouse (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €7,200
Punchestown 31/12/20 Longhouse Poet BegCh 3m 1f 50yds 1 12-0 139 Join With A €10 Beg. S'chase €7,500