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 2022/202337448334229€548,700€276,305€825,005
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
Tramore 02/06/23 Clairmc BegCh 2m 5f 2 11-5 Curraghmore Beginners S'chase
Tramore 02/06/23 Railway Hurricane HcpCh 1m 7f 50yds 4 11-12 120 Tramore Tourism H'cap S'chase
Tramore 02/06/23 Set Point HcpHdl 2m 120yds 1 11-13 113 Butlerstown H'cap H'dle
Tramore 02/06/23 Samui (GB) MdnHdl 2m 120yds 1 11-7 Ballyduff M'dn H'dle
Tramore 02/06/23 Glen Ali MdnHdl 2m 5f 30yds 10 11-7 Kilmeaden (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Wexford 31/05/23 Attaboyarchie MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-12 116 Wexford Racecourse M'dn H'dle €525
Wexford 31/05/23 Navigator Jack HcpHdl 3m 6 12-0 102 Country Fest Wexford Aug 13 H'cap H'dle €210
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Gold Haven HcpHdl 2m 6f 13yds 6 11-9 90 FBD H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €210
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Je T'ai Porte HcpHdl 2m 40yds 9 11-12 121 Monroes John Monroe Memorial (M) Hcp Hdl
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 An Mhi MdnHdl 2m 6f 92yds 1 11-4 122 McHale Fusion 4 Range M'dn H'dle €6,000
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 Hamundarson BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-12 McHale Tiger Roll Beginners S'chase €220
Limerick 26/05/23 Millies Dream HcpHdl 2m 3f 9 11-9 90 Regeneron Ireland H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Limerick 26/05/23 Mr MacPhisto HcpHdl 2m 3f 14 11-5 86 Regeneron Ireland H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Limerick 25/05/23 Tech Talk HcpCh 2m 3f 160yds 4 11-12 92 CUBE H'cap S'chase €525
Limerick 25/05/23 Full Noise HcpCh 2m 6f 160yds p.u. 11-10 98 Springfort Hall Hotel H'cap S'chase
Limerick 25/05/23 Steppenwolf (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 160yds p.u. 11-12 D Pack Beginners S'chase
Limerick 25/05/23 Jeremys Flame Ch 2m 3f 160yds 1 11-7 147 EI Electronics Irish EBF (Mares) S'chase €13,800
Limerick 25/05/23 The Friday Man (GB) BegCh 2m 6f 160yds 2 11-12 Shoe Rescue Beginners S'chase €2,700
Punchestown 23/05/23 The Mediator MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 7 11-12 Punchestown's Fittest's Club M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Ballyquin Bay Hdl 2m 3f 80yds 3 11-4 104 Supporting Festival 2023 Claiming H'dle €1,000

*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).