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 2020/202135431402830€307,500€270,135€577,635
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Wexford 09/04/21 The Declaimer HcpHdl 2m 3 12-0 95 Good Enuf To Eat Banqueting H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 You Say Nothing HcpHdl 2m 10 11-5 118 Farmhouse Foods Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Aramax (GER) HcpCh 2m 150yds 4 11-8 140 BoyleSports Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €2,000
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Robinstown HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-3 116 Cawley Furniture Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 03/04/21 Dunboyne HcpHdl 3m 11 11-3 130 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Limerick 28/03/21 The Creadan Rogue MdnHdl 2m 3f 5 12-0 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €420
Cork 25/03/21 The Greek MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-13 corkracecourse.ie M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €2,400
Navan 22/03/21 Callaghy Rose MdnHdl 2m 11 11-9 Slane (Mares) Maiden Hurdle
Navan 22/03/21 Raamez MdnHdl 2m 5 11-9 Boyne Valley Maiden Hurdle (Div 1) €360
Navan 22/03/21 Excelcior (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 12-0 Simonstown Maiden Hurdle €240
Navan 22/03/21 Jawbox MdnHdl 2m 13 12-0 Skryne Maiden Hurdle
Navan 22/03/21 Sideshift (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-9 112 Boyne Valley Maiden Hurdle (Div 2) €360
Navan 22/03/21 Tech Talk HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-9 97 Nobber Handicap Hurdle
Downpatrick 21/03/21 Mullaghmurphy Blue HcpCh 2m 3f 55yds 2 11-8 96 WKD H'cap Schase €2,000
Downpatrick 21/03/21 Coach Carter Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 6 11-4 Randox Rated H'dle €320
Downpatrick 21/03/21 Amor Verdadero HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 11-11 104 WKD H'cap H'dle €550
Thurles 20/03/21 Castlegrange HcpCh 2m 4f 121yds 6 11-10 116 Duggan Veterinary 4cyte H'cap S'chase €220
Limerick 14/03/21 Mr Bercow HcpHdl 2m 6f 3 11-11 87 Croom H'cap H'dle €1,000
Limerick 14/03/21 Avellino NovCh 2m 6f 120yds 4 11-2 Charleville EBF (Mares) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €2,125
Limerick 14/03/21 Self Assessed Hdl 2m 7 11-2 Murroe H'dle
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*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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