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 2021/202213016121411€128,100€104,530€232,630
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
Punchestown 16/01/22 Carrigeen Castle MdnHdl 2m 10 12-0 20% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Punchestown 16/01/22 Faithfulflyer MdnHdl 2m 15 12-0 20% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 15/01/22 Kilcarthy Boy MdnHdl 2m 4f 15 11-6 Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 15/01/22 Westy Fox BegCh 2m 10 12-0 Supporting Local Business Beg S'chase
Fairyhouse 15/01/22 Rightful Mind (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-10 88 Jump Into January H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 09/01/22 Westy Fox BegCh 2m 1f 9 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase
Fairyhouse 09/01/22 Lar's Lass MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 10 11-9 Fairyhouse (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 09/01/22 Shopping Around NovCh 2m 5f 110yds 6 11-4 115 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov S'ch €370
Cork 08/01/22 Back The West MdnHdl 3m 8 12-0 Happy New Year From All At Cork Mdn Hdle
Cork 08/01/22 Whosegottheshekles MdnHdl 2m 19 12-0 M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 06/01/22 Dicey Rylee HcpHdl 2m 164yds 6 11-12 91 Lisronagh H'cap H'dle €200
Clonmel 06/01/22 Money Heist MdnHdl 2m 164yds 6 12-0 Monroe M'dn H'dle €200
Naas 02/01/22 Jeremys Flame BegCh 2m 3f 1 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Beg. S'ch €9,300
Fairyhouse 01/01/22 Know The Game BegCh 2m 5f 110yds 9 12-0 Happy New Year From Beg. S'chase
Punchestown 31/12/21 Darver Star Hdl 2m 3f 30yds 1 11-6 Tote+ Pays You More On H'dle €10,200
Leopardstown 29/12/21 Vanillier (FR) NovCh 3m 3 11-12 Neville Hotels Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €10,000
Leopardstown 29/12/21 Red Secret (CAN) MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 12-0 M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/21 The Dasher Conway HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-9 110 The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle
Leopardstown 28/12/21 Ronald Pump (GB) Hdl 3m 7 11-12 156 Dornan Engineering Christmas H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 28/12/21 Dartan (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-9 Savills M'dn H'dle

*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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