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 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 2021402313€17,100€28,175€45,275
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
Cork 23/07/21 Plezantlysurprised (GB) Mdn 6f 2 9-7 Get Ready For Galway, Join Tote.ie M'dn
Curragh 17/07/21 La Joconde F 1m 4f 6 9-2 90 Juddmonte Irish Oaks (Group 1) Group 1 €8,000
Killarney 14/07/21 Friendly F 1m 40yds 8 9-2 101 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes (Listed) Listed
Killarney 14/07/21 San Martino F 1m 40yds 6 9-3 86 Castleisland Rated Race €310
Killarney 14/07/21 Lady Camelot Hcp 1m 3f 35yds 11 9-4 52 Muckross H'cap
Killarney 14/07/21 Swiss Army Officer F 1m 40yds 1 10-3 62 Torc Waterfall Claiming Race €6,000
Killarney 13/07/21 Rip Wendy Mdn 1m 30yds 10 9-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mdn (Div 1)
Killarney 13/07/21 Derry Lad Mdn 1m 30yds 11 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mdn (Div 2)
Killarney 12/07/21 Horoscope F 1m 20yds 1 9-9 101 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race €11,100
Fairyhouse 11/07/21 More Beautiful (USA) F 7f 10 9-2 96 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Fairyhouse 11/07/21 Aim For Glory Hcp 1m 4f 9 10-2 65 Thanks To Gordon Reilly H'cap (Div 2)
Leopardstown 08/07/21 Swiss Army Officer Hcp 1m 1f 16 10-0 63 Foxrock H'cap
Fairyhouse 07/07/21 Derry Lad Mdn 7f 13 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Limerick 04/07/21 Rip Wendy Mdn 1m 14 9-11 Raheen M'dn
Tipperary 30/06/21 Kalu Pande Hcp 1m 1f 9 9-7 63 @Tipperaryraces H'cap
Tipperary 30/06/21 Alvaro (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 60yds 4 10-2 65 TipperaryRaces.ie H'cap (Div 1) €500
Roscommon 29/06/21 Minister Of War Mdn 7f 63yds 3 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,400
Curragh 26/06/21 Arturo Toscanini F 1m 4f 7 9-2 105 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) Group 1 €10,000
Down Royal 19/06/21 Hector De Maris Hcp 1m 4f 150yds 8 9-12 93 BoyleSports Ulster Derby
Limerick 18/06/21 Frill F 1m 4 9-6 85 Adare (Fillies) Race €675

*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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