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 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 2020382333€35,400€211,165€246,565
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
Listowel 24/09/20 Twist Hcp 1m 8 10-1 69 Thorn Plant Hire H'cap
Dundalk 18/09/20 Rita Levi Hcp 7f 14 10-2 70 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap
Naas 17/09/20 Alzarri Mdn 6f 11 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Mdn
Cork 16/09/20 Cois Sionna Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-9 58 Racing Again September 29th H'cap (Div 2) €450
Tipperary 15/09/20 Blackberry Jack Mdn 1m 1f 6 9-7 Meadowview Stables M'dn (Div 1) €220
Tipperary 14/09/20 Isolde Mdn 7f 100yds 13 9-2 TipperaryRaces.ie M'dn
Tipperary 14/09/20 Kudbegood Hcp 7f 100yds 5 9-5 54 Junction H'cap (Div 2) €225
Limerick 11/09/20 Liars Corner Hcp 1m 3f 70yds 13 9-7 59 Thomond Bridge H'cap
Limerick 11/09/20 Red Vermillion Hcp 2m 1f 5 9-2 56 People's Park H'cap €300
Navan 10/09/20 Super Sling (GB) Hcp 1m 10 9-4 49 Abbey Road Handicap (Div 2)
Navan 05/09/20 Red Vermillion Hcp 1m 6f 3 9-8 54 Racing Again 10th September H'cap €900
Punchestown 03/09/20 Twist Hcp 1m 11 9-13 72 More Than A One Horse Town H'cap
Tramore 15/08/20 Well Polly Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-6 50 Strand Inn Dunmore H'cap
Tramore 15/08/20 Red Vermillion Hcp 2m 1 9-4 51 Fenor H'cap (Div 2) €5,400
Tramore 15/08/20 Naughty Dandy Mdn 1m 4f 9 9-2 Ashtown Stud Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 09/08/20 Baton Rouge Mdn 7f 3 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,650
Curragh 09/08/20 Admiral Nelson (GB) F 6f 9 9-5 96 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Tipperary 07/08/20 Brazil Mdn 7f 115yds 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn €1,400
Tipperary 07/08/20 Flaming Light Mdn 7f 115yds 15 9-7 www.tipperaryraces.ie M'dn
Tipperary 07/08/20 Blackberry Jack Mdn 1m 4f 115yds 6 9-7 Thanks To All The Frontline Workers M'dn €220

*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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