Roger Loughran

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Kildare (Dessie Hughes) Naas, May 9, 2001

Final winner: Peregrine Run (Peter Fahey), Wexford, October 10, 2018 

Significant horses (Selected): Far From Trouble, Schindlers Hunt, Grangeclare Lark, Central House, Peregrine Run, First Row, Oulart, Black Apalachi, Nearly Nama'd, Peregrine Run, Kyrie Eleison, Acapella Bourgeois. 

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From Cortown, County Meath, Roger Loughran has enjoyed a lengthy career and gained his fair share of success along the way. He rode 41 winners as an amateur, principally for the late Dessie Hughes. Shortly after turning professional in December of 2005, Roger suffered a major set back when riding Central House for Hughes in the Grade 1 Dial-A-Bet Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting. With the race at his mercy, he misjudged the winning post and eased the eight-year-old with 50 yards to race. He was beaten into third place and was suspended for 14 days. It was front-page news at the time but of the incident, Loughran was later to say, "Dessie was unbelievable. He put his arm around me in the parade ring, told me everything would be alright and walked me into the weighroom. I swear he never said a word about it to me again. Central House’s owners were brilliant as well. Sadly, John Kenny has passed away since but both he and Joe Doyle couldn’t have been nicer about the whole thing."

Loughran quickly recovered and partnered Central House to win the Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown five weeks later. Roger's biggest win came on the Christy Roche-trained Far From Trouble in the Galway Plate in 2006. He was twice a Grade 1 winner on Schindlers Hunt, trained by Dessie Hughes and also enjoyed notable success with the likes of Grangeclare Lark, Giolla An Bhaird, First Row, Nearly Nama'd, Black Apalachi, Kyrie Eleison, Acapella Bourgeois and Peregrine Run. In all Roger had ridden over 200 winners when he announced his retirement from the saddle in February, 2019. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2018/20191915121415€75,938€83,725€159,663
National Hunt 2017/201829018181921€150,313€118,175€268,488
National Hunt 2016/201733112101722€130,188€88,213€218,400
National Hunt 2015/20161879141318€103,638€63,778€167,415
National Hunt 2014/20151916122116€39,435€50,445€89,880
National Hunt 2013/20142049221713€58,800€124,570€183,370
National Hunt 2012/20139244114€24,150€19,815€43,965
National Hunt 2011/201211614810€10,150€20,335€30,485
National Hunt 2010/20112307182119€50,820€75,746€126,566
National Hunt 2009/201031322212225€175,080€136,242€311,322
National Hunt 2008/200929824242424€238,750€105,350€344,100
National Hunt 2007/200839019184832€253,900€193,995€447,895
National Hunt 2006/200732022233020€494,740€190,315€685,055
National Hunt 2005/20061279111515€162,400€170,295€332,695

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Down Royal 29/01/19 Melman MdnHdl 2m 130yds u.r. 11-4 Run For Your Money BetVictor M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 29/01/19 Hard Bought HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 86 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 30 H'cap S'chase
Naas 27/01/19 Bellaney Gem MdnHdl 2m 3f 8 11-5 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Naas 27/01/19 Rathbride Prince MdnHdl 2m 16 11-7 BetVictor M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 26/01/19 Semper Fidelis (GB) MdnHdl 2m 11 11-5 Free Racecourse WiFi Fairyhouse Mdn H'dl (Div 2)
Navan 19/01/19 Tormund MdnHdl 2m 4f s.u. 11-9 M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/19 Rathbride Prince MdnHdl 2m 14 11-4 Introducing Racing TV M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 10/01/19 Madera Express MdnHdl 2m 110yds 12 11-7 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 10/01/19 Too Much To Ask MdnHdl 2m 3f 113yds 6 11-12 Monroe M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 10/01/19 West Is Best HcpHdl 2m 110yds 6 11-9 92 Lisronagh H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 10/01/19 Shantou Sisu HcpHdl 2m 3f 113yds 3 10-9 85 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €1,100
Cork 05/01/19 Takemeback BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 Buy Online & Save On Tickets Beg.S'chase
Cork 05/01/19 Mary Frances HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-7 123 H'cap H'dle €5,000
Tramore 01/01/19 Takemeback HcpHdl 2m 6 10-6 82 Introducing Racing TV H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 31/12/18 The Conditional BegCh 3m 1f 50yds 4 11-12 Tote Supporting Irish Racing Beg.S'ch €700
Punchestown 31/12/18 Rathbride Prince MdnHdl 2m 14 11-0 Small Stakes Big Wins Tote 3YO M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 31/12/18 Alton Bay HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 10-7 113 Happy New Year From Hcap Hdl
Leopardstown 29/12/18 Court Tycoon HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 10-7 113 Virgin Media Irish EBF Novice Hcap H'dle
Leopardstown 29/12/18 Grove Hill MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-5 M'dn H'dle
Limerick 28/12/18 West Is Best MdnHdl 2m 5 11-4 Future M'dn H'dle €338

*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).