Keith Donoghue

County of origin: Meath

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

Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott, 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. 


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 2021/2022437554€45,900€25,130€71,030
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
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 One Down BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 12-0 Mid-Summer Monday 14th June Beg. S'chase €2,200
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 Aliym HcpHdl 3m 140yds 7 11-10 91 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 The Declaimer HcpHdl 2m 5 11-9 97 Midlands National 9th July H'cap H'dle €300
Tramore 05/06/21 The Greek MdnHdl 2m 175yds 3 11-6 Visit West Waterford M'dn H'dle €1,000
Tramore 04/06/21 Raamez MdnHdl 2m 120yds 4 11-4 107 FormaHoof M'dn H'dle €500
Punchestown 30/05/21 Class Bishop Lady MdnHdl 2m 4 11-9 Ladbrokes Where The Nation (M) M'dn Hdle €600
Punchestown 30/05/21 Definite Plan HcpHdl 3m 2f 11 12-2 129 Ladbrokes 'Play 1-2-Free' H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 30/05/21 Tullybeg BegCh 2m 3f 175yds fell 12-0 Ladbrokes Safer Gambling Beginners S'ch
Punchestown 29/05/21 Make My Heart Fly Ch 2m 4f 2 11-4 120 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) S'chase €4,200
Punchestown 29/05/21 Carheenlea Blues MdnHdl 2m 100yds 19 12-0 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl (Div 1)
Limerick 27/05/21 Knockmark Sally MdnHdl 2m 3f 14 11-3 Pallaskenry (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Limerick 27/05/21 Mars Harper (GB) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-10 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €4,000
Limerick 27/05/21 Benbulben Boy MdnHdl 2m 3f 1 12-0 Shanagolden M'dn H'dle €7,200
Tipperary 25/05/21 An Droichead Eile HcpHdl 2m 3 11-7 88 H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €1,000
Ballinrobe 25/05/21 Forrard Away BegCh 2m 1f 1 12-0 McHale Tiger Roll Beginners S'chase €6,600
Tipperary 25/05/21 The Dasher Conway MdnHdl 2m 1 12-0 TipperaryRaces On Twitter M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €6,000
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 Bigz Belief Hdl 2m 2f 50yds p.u. 11-9 122 Sheridan Electric H'dle
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 Irish Poseidon (GER) MdnHdl 2m 2f 50yds 2 12-0 FBD M'dn H'dle €2,000
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 Lord Gillygooley HcpHdl 2m 6f 11 11-12 97 Tim Kelly Group H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 21/05/21 Showbusiness (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 11-3 Randox Health M'dn H'dle €300

*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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