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

Did you know?

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 2021/202240000€0€210€210
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 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
Dundalk 24/11/21 Haemje Hcp 6f 6 9-8 60 DundalkStadium.com H'cap €210
Dundalk 24/11/21 Charlie's Yard (GB) Mdn 1m 4f 11 9-7 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor M'dn
Dundalk 19/11/21 Wild Shot (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 7 10-1 69 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap
Dundalk 19/11/21 Godhead (GB) F 7f 9 9-12 86 BetVictor Casino Rated Race
Dundalk 29/10/21 I Know I Can (GB) Hcp 1m 8 9-11 56 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 29/10/21 Dark Kris Hcp 1m 5 9-9 52 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap (Div 2) €300
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Very Excellent Hcp 1m 2f 7 9-10 74 Ardilea H'cap
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Allihies F 1m 1f 13 9-5 Eyrefield Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Loch Ness Mdn 7f 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €495
Leopardstown 23/10/21 Casanova (GB) F 7f 8 9-9 99 Knockaire Stakes (Listed) Listed
Navan 20/10/21 Miss Polly Shelby Mdn 1m 6f 13 9-9 Flower Hill M'dn
Gowran Park 19/10/21 Heer Today Mdn 1m 3f 184yds 15 9-2 Gowran Park Racing Club (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 19/10/21 Draco Pulchrac Hcp 1m 50yds 11 9-4 55 Lengthen Your Odds With BetVictor H'cap
Gowran Park 19/10/21 Scarpeta (FR) Hcp 1m 5f 172yds 10 9-5 71 BetVictor Casino H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 18/10/21 Midnight Fame Mdn 1m 14 9-5 BetVictor Proud To Support (Fillies) Mdn
Gowran Park 18/10/21 Kalu Pande Hcp 1m 1f 110yds 9 10-0 60 Get A Run For Your Money BetVictor H'cap (Div 1)
Naas 17/10/21 Sweet Molly Malone (USA) F 1m 3f 190yds 2 9-3 84 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) Listed €9,500
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Howth F 7f 9 9-5 100 Richmond Homes Killavullan Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 14/10/21 Charlie's Yard (GB) Mdn 1m 4f 17 9-7 Hollywoodbets Streaming Irish Racing Mdn
Curragh 10/10/21 Carlisle Bay Hcp 2m 15 9-7 100 Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch

*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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