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 2019/2020418782€65,700€57,433€123,133
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Limerick 13/10/19 Movewiththetimes HcpCh 3m 5 10-9 135 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Fox Le Bel (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4 11-3 St Margaret’s GAA Race Day M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Quartz Du Rheu (FR) Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-5 132 Molson Coors H'dle
Galway 08/10/19 Drop The Anchor NovHdl 2m 160yds 2 11-3 116 Faber Audiovisuals Novice H'dle €3,600
Galway 08/10/19 All Those Years (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 19yds 3 11-12 Mervue M'dn H'dle €1,300
Galway 08/10/19 Punches Cross HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 5 11-2 122 Guinness H'cap S'chase €645
Galway 08/10/19 Fine Brunello (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 2 11-3 GalwayRaces.com Beginners S'chase €2,800
Tipperary 07/10/19 Janidil (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-4 125 Join Tipperary Supp Club (C&G) M'dn H'dl €6,600
Tipperary 06/10/19 Morga HcpHdl 2m 5 11-3 123 Fitzgerald's Woodlands Hotel H'cap H'dle €563
Tipperary 06/10/19 Way Back Home NovHdl 2m fell 11-4 136 Joe Mac Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Tipperary 06/10/19 Winter Escape Hdl 2m 3 11-0 Horse & Jockey Hotel H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €5,750
Gowran Park 05/10/19 Jury Duty Ch 2m 4f 6 11-3 155 PWC Champion S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €900
Gowran Park 05/10/19 The Gatechecker HcpCh 3m 1f p.u. 11-7 127 Paulstown H'cap S'chase
Gowran Park 05/10/19 Roxboro Road HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-11 121 Kilkenny Racing Festival H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Gowran Park 04/10/19 Buttons And Bows HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-11 115 Kilkenny River Court Hotel H'cap H'dle €925
Clonmel 03/10/19 Minella Times NovCh 3m 2 11-3 121 I.S.F.EBF Captain Christy Rated Nov.S'ch €4,000
Roscommon 30/09/19 Call A Cab BegCh 2m 4f 202yds fell 11-12 120 Castlerea Beginners S'chase
Roscommon 30/09/19 Sir Bob HcpCh 2m 4f 202yds 8 11-10 116 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap S'chase
Roscommon 30/09/19 Castello Sforza MdnHdl 2m 3f 183yds 10 11-12 Roscommon On-Course Vets M'dn H'dle
Navan 28/09/19 Timiyan (USA) BegCh 2m 4f b.d. 11-12 125 Emerald Facility Services Beg S'chase
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*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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