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 2020/2021711181012€195,600€54,035€249,635
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

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
Punchestown 29/09/20 Winner Takes Itall (FR) HcpHdl 2m 120yds 2 12-0 116 Exhibit A Displays H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 29/09/20 Emma Prada MdnHdl 2m 4f 120yds 8 11-9 Killashee Hotel (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/09/20 Dewcup Hdl 2m 120yds 1 11-3 Dooley Insurance Group H'dle
Listowel 26/09/20 Winter Escape HcpCh 2m 1f 1 11-9 135 Charlie Chute Memorial H'cap S'chase €12,600
Listowel 25/09/20 Hearts Are Trumps HcpHdl 2m 8 11-2 139 Ladbrokes Nation Plays H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 25/09/20 Bay Hill HcpCh 2m 6f 3 11-7 127 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase €2,100
Listowel 23/09/20 The Gatechecker HcpHdl 3m 6 11-6 119 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle €320
Listowel 23/09/20 You Raised Me Up MdnHdl 2m 1 12-0 130 Remembering Tommy McGivern M'dn H'dle €7,200
Listowel 23/09/20 Star Max (GER) BegCh 2m 6f 3 12-0 132 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase €1,250
Listowel 23/09/20 Blazer (FR) HcpCh 3m 7 10-5 138 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Listowel 21/09/20 Cerberus (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4 11-10 138 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B €2,000
Sligo 14/09/20 Act In Time HcpCh 2m 1f 175yds 6 11-10 123 Frank O'Beirne H'cap S'chase €320
Kilbeggan 11/09/20 A Wave Of The Sea BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 1 11-4 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Beg S'chase €6,600
Kilbeggan 11/09/20 Millen To One MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 4 11-6 113 Kilbeggan (C&G) M'dn H'dle €500
Kilbeggan 11/09/20 Timiyan (USA) HcpCh 3m 1f 4 11-3 118 Kilmurray's Homevalue Hardware Hcap S'ch €800
Punchestown 09/09/20 Fort Worth Texas NovHdl 2m 150yds 6 11-6 121 Irish Daily Mirror (Mares) Novice H'dle €270
Punchestown 09/09/20 Hardwired MdnHdl 2m 7f 100yds 5 11-8 Enter Now For Goffs December M'dn H'dle €360
Punchestown 08/09/20 Dakota Beat MdnHdl 2m 4f 70yds 2 12-0 Thank You Snowy For 40 Years M'dn H'dle €2,400
Punchestown 08/09/20 Dewcup MdnHdl 2m 150yds 1 12-0 Lemongrass Fusion Citywest M'dn H'dle €7,200
Punchestown 08/09/20 Emma Prada MdnHdl 2m 150yds 4 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €750
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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).