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.
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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.
Ladbrokes Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (The Storyteller - 2020)
Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice S'chse (Grade 1) (Hardline - 2018)
INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Ronald Pump (GB) - 2019)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade C) (Cadogan (FR) - 2012)
Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) (Tiger Roll - 2019)
Text To Paddy Power Fishery Lane H'dle (Grade 3) (Missy Tata (FR) - 2016)
Liam & Valerie Florida Pearl Novice S'ch (Grade 2) (Vanillier (FR) - 2021)
Bradys Supp Kildare Poplar Square Schase (Grade 3) (Tell Us More - 2016)
Killyhevlin Hotel Rated Nov.H'dle (Take A Turn - 2019)
Follow Gowran On Facebook H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Ongenstown Lad - 2011)
BetVictor Casino Monksfield Novice H'dle (Grade 3) (Fakiera (FR) - 2020)
Irish Daily Star Salutes S'chase (Grade 3) (The Storyteller - 2020)
Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase (Sizing Rome - 2019)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)H'cap Hdl (Blazing Tempo - 2010)
BarOneRacing.com S'chase (Jury Duty - 2019)
Kerry Spring Water H'dle (Nino Cochise - 2009)
Cawley Furniture Novice H'cap H'dle (Digby - 2022)
Arthur Guinness S'chase (The Storyteller - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov. S'ch (Jeremys Flame - 2022)
Derrygimlagh Bog Irish EBF Beg S'chase (Battleoverdoyen - 2019)
*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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