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 2021/2022608954€51,900€34,405€86,305
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 07/08/21 Definite Plan BegCh 3m 1f 2 12-0 Kieran Kelly Memorial Beginners S'chase €2,200
Cork 02/08/21 All Class (FR) HcpHdl 2m 2f 180yds 11 12-0 94 Follow Us On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Killarney 16/07/21 Tech Talk HcpHdl 2m 1f 14 12-0 97 Daily Jackpots At BoyleSports H'cap H'dl (Div 2)
Killarney 16/07/21 Everybreathyoutake NovCh 2m 7f fell 11-7 Live Streaming On The App Novice S'chase
Killarney 16/07/21 Eyewitness (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 11 11-13 100 Daily Jackpots At BoyleSports H'cap H'dl (Div 1)
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Purdey's Gift (GB) MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 12-0 Future Ticketing (C&G) M'dn H'dle €300
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Flying Glory MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 14 11-9 Toals Bookmakers (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Look Dont Touch MdnHdl 2m 5f 170yds 7 11-6 Irish Thoroughbred M'dn H'dle
Limerick 10/07/21 Mullaghmurphy Blue HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds 8 11-12 98 Templeglantine H'cap S'chase (Div 2)
Limerick 10/07/21 Shopping Around HcpCh 2m 3f 160yds 2 11-11 106 Ballyagran H'cap S'chase €2,200
Limerick 10/07/21 Getaway Goldie BegCh 2m 6f 50yds 11 11-9 Croom (Mares) Beginners S'chase
Limerick 10/07/21 Western Run BegCh 2m 3f 160yds 5 12-0 Glin Beginners S'chase €375
Kilbeggan 09/07/21 Metal Man BegCh 3m 1f 8 12-0 Racing Again July 16th Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 09/07/21 The Declaimer HcpHdl 2m 3f 170yds 2 11-10 97 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle €2,000
Bellewstown 03/07/21 Important Message (GB) HcpHdl 3m 14 11-12 105 Bar One Racing Customer First H'cap Hdle
Wexford 02/07/21 Mr Caplan MdnHdl 2m 4f 150yds 1 12-0 M'dn H'dle €6,000
Wexford 02/07/21 Definite Plan BegCh 2m 4f 2 12-0 Support Local Stay Local Beginners S'ch €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 One Down BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 12-0 Mid-Summer Monday 14th June Beg. S'chase €2,200
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 The Declaimer HcpHdl 2m 5 11-9 97 Midlands National 9th July H'cap 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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