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 2022/2023109159116€107,400€47,605€155,005
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
Listowel 24/09/22 Boyzohboyz MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 John Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle
Listowel 24/09/22 Applejack Poet HcpHdl 2m 4f 16 11-12 100 Kathleen Walsh Memorial H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Listowel 23/09/22 Moonovercloon MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 21/09/22 Bigz Belief BegCh 2m 6f 7 11-12 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase
Listowel 19/09/22 The Dasher Conway HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-12 114 Kevin's Bar/Exchange Inn H'cap H'dle
Navan 17/09/22 Leading Flame MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 11-9 Bar One Racing Bet On Mobile M'dn H'dle
Navan 17/09/22 Serpolette HcpHdl 1m 7f 170yds 2 11-9 97 Bar One Racing 50 Euro Bet H'cap H'dle €2,100
Navan 17/09/22 Morning Logic MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 3 11-12 104 Bar One Racing Bet In-Play Mdn Hdle (Div 1) €1,250
Navan 17/09/22 Yenillik HcpHdl 2m 5f 150yds 3 11-12 100 Hcap Hdle €1,050
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Trishknowsbest HcpHdl 2m 1f 165yds 1 11-9 89 M B McGrady & Co. Accountants H'cap Hdle €6,000
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Final Orders (GB) BegCh 2m 1f 165yds 2 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €2,800
Sligo 14/09/22 Broken Ice BegCh 2m 5f 47yds 1 11-12 114 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase €6,600
Sligo 14/09/22 Railway Hurricane Ch 2m 5f 47yds 3 11-4 123 Templehouse Lake S'chase €1,250
Sligo 14/09/22 Faith Du Val (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 55yds 1 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Beg.Sch €8,400
Sligo 14/09/22 Dollar Value (USA) HcpCh 2m 1f 55yds 1 12-0 132 Frank O'Beirne H'cap S'chase €9,600
Sligo 14/09/22 Diegos Way HcpCh 3m 1f 150yds 2 11-10 91 Riverstown H'cap S'chase €2,000
Galway 05/09/22 Lizrona HcpHdl 2m 130yds 17 11-10 104 H'cap H'dle
Galway 05/09/22 Hunters Song MdnHdl 2m 130yds 11 11-12 Kenny Developments M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/09/22 Darver Star Hdl 2m 5f 87yds 1 11-13 142 Deacy Gilligan H'dle €10,500
Wexford 03/09/22 Cap D'Aubois (FR) HcpCh 2m 4f 9 12-0 109 Wexford Racecourse Racing H'cap S'chase

*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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