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 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 202190000€0€1,390€1,390
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
Leopardstown 14/05/21 Swiss Army Officer Hcp 1m 11 9-11 65 Glenageary H'cap (Div 1)
Killarney 11/05/21 Petrol Head Mdn 1m 31yds 14 9-9 Killarney Race Goers Club M'dn
Killarney 11/05/21 N'golo F 1m 6f 44yds 5 9-9 85 Killarney Thanking All Frontline Race €360
Naas 26/04/21 Dande Hcp 1m 11 9-8 57 Starlite Drive In Cinema At Naas H'cap (Div 2)
Limerick 24/04/21 Cois Sionna Hcp 1m 3f 70yds 9 9-5 54 Racing Again On 27th May H'cap (Div 2)
Tipperary 20/04/21 Company Keeping Mdn 5f 6 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €280
Leopardstown 11/04/21 Swiss Army Officer Hcp 1m 5 10-0 67 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap (Div 1) €450
Dundalk 10/04/21 Boasty Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 10-2 65 Follow Us On Social Media H'cap (Div 1) €300
Gowran Park 08/04/21 Bear Claws Hcp 1m 5f 160yds 14 10-1 64 @GowranPark1 H'cap (Div 2)
Naas 28/03/21 Company Keeping Mdn 5f 205yds 8 9-7 Kuroshio At Compas Stallions M'dn
Dundalk 17/02/21 Boasty Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-7 66 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 1) €500
Dundalk 05/02/21 Boasty Hcp 1m 3 9-12 66 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap €1,000
Dundalk 05/02/21 Blackstone Cliff Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 1 10-0 62 Follow On Twitter @DundalkStadium H'cap (Div 2) €6,000
Dundalk 05/02/21 Storm Elza Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 14 10-2 63 Follow On Twitter @DundalkStadium H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 22/01/21 Boasty Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 10 10-0 68 HOLLYWOODBETS HORSE RACING H'cap
Dundalk 20/01/21 Boasty Hcp 1m 7 10-0 68 HOLLYWOODBETS HORSE RACING H'cap
Dundalk 25/11/20 Boasty Hcp 1m 5 9-12 68 Crowne Plaza Hotel Leading Jockey H'cap €300
Galway 26/10/20 Cois Sionna Hcp 1m 3f 180yds 11 9-11 58 Claddagh Heroes Patrick And Morgan H'cap
Navan 22/10/20 Red Vermillion Hcp 1m 6f 7 9-6 55 Racing Again Sunday 8th November H'cap (Div 1)
Navan 22/10/20 Noor Asalam Mdn 5f 164yds 13 9-7 NavanRacecourse.ie 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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