Date of Birth: January 21, 1980
County of origin: Meath
First winner: Aines Pet (Des McDonogh) Leopardstown, June 6, 1995
1,000th winner: Broad Street (Dermot Weld) Navan, May 19, 2018
Significant horses (selected): Miss Beatrix, Rebelline, Kingsfort, Termagant, La Collina, Eziyra, Maarek, Beckford, Mustameet, Eklim, Rainbow Rising, Creggs Pipes, Vastonea, Sea Of Grace, Sovereign Debt, My Titania, Anam Allta, Coral Wave, Dan Excel, Obama Rule, Utmost Respect, Mores Wells, Moiqen, Marjalina, Domingues, Decado, Caldra, Elhamri, Regional Counsel, Brazilian Bride, Ugo Fire, Right Key, Abunawwas, Walayef, Polaire.
Assoc. Trainers: Dermot Weld, Andy Slattery, Gordon Elliott, John Oxx, Willie Mullins. Declan is riding as a freelance for the 2018 season.
Did you know?
From Moynalty, County Meath, Declan is a son Des McDonogh who trained the brilliant hurdler Monksfield to win consecutive Champion Hurdles at Cheltenham in 1978 and 1979. Associated with Kevin Prendergast from quite an early stage of his career, he rode his first Group 1 winner on Rebelline in the Tattersalls Gold Cup in 2002. He was also crowned Champion Jockey in 2006. Declan has enjoyed considerable success over a long career and can also count the likes of Miss Beatrix in the Shelbourne Hotel Goffs Million, Termagant in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and La Collina in the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes among his most notable wins. On November 15th, 2017, Declan announced that he would ride as a freelance for the 2018 season. He rode his 1,000th career winner on the Dermot Weld-trained Broad Street at Navan on May 19, 2018.