Keith Donoghue

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Nino Cochise (Gordon Elliott) Listowel, September 13, 2009

Assoc. Trainers: Gavin Cromwell, Jim Drepaer, Dermot McLoughlin, Shane Crawley

Significant horses: Tiger Roll, Hardline, The Storyteller, Missy Tata, Tell Us More, Cadogan, Ongenstown Lad, Blazing Tempo, Ronald Pump, Fakiera, Take A Turn, Vanillier. 


Did you know:

From Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Keith Donoghue rode over 150 winners on the pony racing circuit and was successful on just his fourth ride on the racecourse proper when partnering the Gordon Elliott-trained Nino Cochise to victory in the Kerry Spring Water Hurdle at Listowel on September 13, 2009.

Keith has won a number of races at Graded level and a number of valuable handicaps. He rode his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival when taking the Cross Country Chase on the Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll in 2018. The partnership would go on to win the same race the following year and again in 2021 when Tiger Roll etched his name into the record books by becoming only the third horse (after Golden Miller, successful in five Cheltenham Gold Cups between 1932 and 1936, and Quevega, which won the Mares’ Hurdle six times between 2009 and 2014) in history to win five or more races at the Cheltenham Festival. Tiger Roll had previously won the National Hunt Chase in 2017 and the JCB Triumph Hurdle in 2014. 

Keith's first Grade 1 winner came in the shape of the Elliott-trained Hardline which landed the inaugural running of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase at Limerick on St Stephen's Day, 2018.

Keith enjoyed further success on Tiger Roll in the Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle at Navan in early 2019, a success that paved the way for a second win for the pair in the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival only weeks later.

A second Grade 1 success came Donoghue's way when he landed the Ladbrokes Champion Chase on Gordon Elliott's The Storyteller at Down Royal on October 31, 2020. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/202327139262821€404,100€194,830€598,930
National Hunt 2021/202223825212317€204,900€167,555€372,455
National Hunt 2020/202137035403030€333,900€297,970€631,870
National Hunt 2019/20201496122420€51,900€144,508€196,408
National Hunt 2018/20191311712128€256,875€73,000€329,875
National Hunt 2017/201817912181619€98,125€122,150€220,275
National Hunt 2016/201720422201922€203,125€123,413€326,538
National Hunt 2015/20161415141613€40,950€71,723€112,673
National Hunt 2014/2015261014€7,000€3,140€10,140
National Hunt 2013/201417213121413€87,150€54,034€141,184
National Hunt 2012/2013122911411€53,970€26,390€80,360
National Hunt 2011/201211356711€70,575€24,370€94,945
National Hunt 2010/201126022211812€147,980€77,473€225,453
National Hunt 2009/20109134713€34,800€26,670€61,470
Flat 2010130000€0€0€0
Flat 200970100€0€1,360€1,360

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Largy Debut BegCh 2m 2 11-12 Daly Farrell Accountants Beg. S'chase
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Park Hind HcpHdl 2m 5 11-9 97 Langtons Kilkenny H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Coeur D'or MdnHdl 2m 15 11-12 Easter Festival Early Bird M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Volantis MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 4 11-4 Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Mdn Hdle €500
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Conna Cottage BegCh 2m fell 11-12 Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beg. S'ch
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Broken Ice HcpCh 2m 5f 6 11-11 112 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Hcap S'chase €220
Down Royal 24/01/23 Fameaftertheglory (GB) NovHdl 2m 1f 33yds 3 11-9 118 Franciscan Well Rated Novice H'dle €1,450
Down Royal 24/01/23 Spancil Hill HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 12-0 95 Aspall H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 24/01/23 Trishknowsbest HcpHdl 2m 1f 33yds 9 11-10 100 Coors (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Navan 21/01/23 Spancil Hill HcpCh 3m 4 11-9 95 Gormanlough H'cap S'chase €525
Navan 21/01/23 Path D'oroux (FR) NovHdl 1m 7f 170yds 1 11-11 Welcome Back To Navan Rated Novice H'dle €10,200
Navan 21/01/23 Pure Sirloin HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-5 100 Ardmulchan H'cap H'dle €6,900
Clonmel 17/01/23 Yeah Man MdnHdl 2m 164yds 2 11-12 Monroe M'dn H'dle €2,000
Clonmel 17/01/23 The Priests Leap Hdl 2m 164yds 6 11-12 Munster H'dle €230
Punchestown 16/01/23 Ahead Of The Posse HcpHdl 2m 4f 130yds 15 11-12 107 Festival Hospitality Novice H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Letsbeclearaboutit MdnHdl 3m 100yds 1 11-12 Think Group Deals At Festival M'dn H'dle €7,200
Punchestown 16/01/23 Showman (GB) MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 15% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Speed Gang BegCh 2m 6f 150yds p.u. 11-12 Sporting Life Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 15/01/23 Papa Barns MdnHdl 2m 16 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Bay Ambition NovCh 2m 5f 121yds 4 11-7 118 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov S'ch €925

*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).