Emmet McNamara

Date of Birth: Janaury 9, 1990

County of origin: Limerick

First winner: Prince Livius (Tom Hogan) Tipperary, August 30, 2007

Champion Apprentice Jockey: 2008

Epsom Derby winner: Serpentine (Aidan O'Brien) July 2020

Significant horses: Serpentine, Port Douglas, Douglas Macarthur, Tis Mighty, Mister Tee, Fiery Lad, Duchess Of Foxland, The Reaper, Nice Style. 

Assoc. Trainers: Aidan O'Brien

Follow Emmet on Twitter: @emmet_mac

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Emmet McNamara has strong racing credentials, being a son of trainer Eric McNamara. In common with so many top Irish jockeys, Emmet cut his teeth on the pony racing circuit where he was the champion rider for two years running. In his final season as a pony rider, he eclipsed Norman Williamson's long-standing record by riding 65 winners.

Emmet was crowned champion apprentice jockey at the end of the 2008 season with 26 winners. The first highly significant winner he rode was the Aidan O'Brien-trained Port Douglas in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes at the Curragh in 2015. 

However, he enjoyed his greatest day in the saddle when winning the Epsom Derby on the O'Brien-trained Serpentine in 2020. He made all the running on the 25/1 chance. 

Emmet won the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes on the O'Brien-trained Douglas Macarthur in 2017 and among his listed winners are Fiery Lad (Carlingford Stakes 2008), Mister Tee (Star Appeal Stks 2009) and Duchess Of Foxland (Hurry Harriet Stakes 2010) while major handicap successes came on Tis Mighty in the Irish Cambridgeshire in 2008 and on Duchess Of Foxland in the Madrid Handicap two years later. 

Emmet gained a first-class honours degree in Accounting & Finance at Dublin’s Griffith College in 2018.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/2022110100€0€2,970€2,970
Winter All Weather 2020/202171011€6,000€1,800€7,800
Winter All Weather 2018/201930000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2017/2018100100€0€2,400€2,400
Winter All Weather 2016/2017100000€0€725€725
Winter All Weather 2015/2016300101€0€1,930€1,930
Winter All Weather 2014/2015323323€22,750€7,845€30,595
Winter All Weather 2013/2014273342€23,100€9,970€33,070
Winter All Weather 2012/2013564364€26,600€9,516€36,116
Winter All Weather 2011/2012131111€5,600€2,498€8,098
National Hunt 2012/2013472436€10,500€11,035€21,535
National Hunt 2011/20121193566€17,500€27,700€45,200
National Hunt 2010/201150100€0€1,700€1,700
Flat 2022330221€0€15,115€15,115
Flat 2021875736€56,100€54,850€110,950
Flat 2020562554€35,400€228,915€264,315
Flat 2019323440€28,938€69,173€98,110
Flat 2018391631€8,125€88,825€96,950
Flat 2017715222€90,000€17,703€107,703
Flat 2016732265€19,063€35,450€54,513
Flat 20151171051110€167,050€70,680€237,730
Flat 20141035862€30,975€27,505€58,480
Flat 201317113181117€87,325€74,693€162,018
Flat 201215818131718€165,130€69,511€234,641
Flat 2011646245€40,600€8,010€48,610
Flat 20101647111016€71,230€60,218€131,448
Flat 200935527212328€254,930€86,620€341,550
Flat 200835226312928€362,740€176,588€539,328
Flat 20071003555€22,050€27,015€49,065

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 06/07/22 Company Keeping Hcp 7f 9 9-6 55 Come Racing To Fairyhouse Sunday H'cap (Div 1)
Bellewstown 30/06/22 Company Keeping Hcp 7f 198yds 12 10-0 55 Peadar Kearney's Pub H'cap (Div 2)
Roscommon 28/06/22 Majestic Hills Mdn 7f 60yds 9 9-3 Irish EBF Auction Series M'dn
Curragh 26/06/22 Red Trail Mdn 1m 10 9-3 Barberstown Irish EBF Median Auct. M'dn
Ballinrobe 20/06/22 Blackberry Jack Mdn 1m 1f 125yds 4 9-9 79 Eamon Sheridan Groundworks M'dn €575
Ballinrobe 20/06/22 Derry Lad Hcp 1m 4f 169yds 3 9-12 65 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap €1,500
Gowran Park 12/06/22 Queen Of Sovana Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 12 9-3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 12/06/22 Allihies F 1m 1f 100yds 7 9-6 88 Thomastown Race
Gowran Park 12/06/22 Zezul (GB) Mdn 7f 9 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Limerick 11/06/22 Blackberry Jack Mdn 1m 2 10-5 75 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,000
Gowran Park 06/06/22 Nishiki Kamuro (FR) Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 13 9-3 Gowran Park Median Auction (Fillies) Mdn
Tipperary 31/05/22 Classy Kate Mdn 7f 110yds 13 10-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn
Roscommon 23/05/22 Commander Sayer Mdn 7f 48yds 15 9-9 Irish EBF Auction Series M'dn
Curragh 22/05/22 Lullaby F 1m 14 9-2 92 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) Group 1
Cork 18/05/22 Queen Of Sovana Mdn 1m 6 9-3 Follow Us On Instagram M'dn €250
Killarney 17/05/22 Hi Stranger Mdn 1m 31yds 8 9-4 Killarney Race Goers Club M'dn
Naas 15/05/22 Porto Cervo (USA) Mdn 1m 7 9-3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 07/05/22 Queen Of Sovana Mdn 7f 10 9-3 Naas Racecourse (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 07/05/22 Only Spoofing Hcp 5f 205yds 12 9-7 78 CW Clothing H'cap
Cork 06/05/22 Katelyn's Dream Mdn 6f 15 9-13 Cork M'dn

*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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