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. 


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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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/2023506234€39,900€17,155€57,055
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
Roscommon 04/07/22 Petrol Head HcpHdl 1m 7f 90yds 1 11-7 95 Re/Max Team Earley H'cap H'dle €6,600
Roscommon 04/07/22 Park Hind HcpHdl 2m 7f 179yds 15 12-0 95 Roscommon Herald H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Takeachancejimmy MdnHdl 2m 188yds 12 11-12 Bar One Racing Bet On Mobile M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Aprils Joy HcpHdl 3m 7 11-11 106 Bar One Racing Bet In-Play H'cap H'dle
Wexford 01/07/22 The Declaimer BegCh 2m 7 11-12 Shamrock Enterprises Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 05/06/22 Dicey Rylee HcpHdl 3m 95yds 5 11-9 87 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle €300
Kilbeggan 05/06/22 Evies Vladimir BegCh 2m 3f 200yds b.d. 11-12 New Midland Hospice Beginners S'chase
Tramore 04/06/22 Malina Girl HcpCh 2m 5f 50yds 2 11-13 105 Tramore AFC H'cap S'chase €2,300
Tramore 03/06/22 Clairmc MdnHdl 2m 5f 30yds 3 11-7 Kilmeaden (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,050
Tramore 03/06/22 Tech Talk BegCh 2m 5f 9 11-12 Waterford Chamber Of Commerce Beg. S'ch
Ballinrobe 31/05/22 Mitchouka (FR) HcpCh 2m 7f 11 11-4 136 McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Ballinrobe 31/05/22 First Earl BegCh 2m 1f 9 11-12 McHale Tiger Roll Beginners S'chase
Ballinrobe 31/05/22 Digby HcpHdl 3m 1f 3 11-4 126 McHale Mayo H'cap H'dle €3,000
Ballinrobe 31/05/22 Western Walk MdnHdl 2m 6f 12yds 4 11-4 McHale Fusion Range M'dn H'dle €500
Ballinrobe 30/05/22 Rightful Mind (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6f 58yds p.u. 11-9 90 FBD H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Ballinrobe 30/05/22 Trevena (GB) HcpHdl 2m 2f 109yds 1 11-8 103 Portwest H'cap H'dle €6,900
Ballinrobe 30/05/22 Canteeny Benny MdnHdl 2m 2f 109yds 5 11-4 Bank Of Ireland M'dn H'dle €315
Punchestown 29/05/22 Free Handshake (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 130yds 4 11-12 111 Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed M'dn H'dl €600
Punchestown 29/05/22 Dunboyne BegCh 3m 6 11-12 Ladbrokes We Play Together Beg. S'chase €280
Punchestown 28/05/22 Wolf Prince Hdl 2m 3f 170yds 2 11-10 130 Ladbrokes Extra Places On Racing H'dle €3,700

*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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