Colin Keane

Date of Birth: September 12th, 1994

County of origin: Meath

First winner: No Trimmings (Gerry Keane) Dundalk, December 10th, 2010

Assoc. Trainers: Ger Lyons, Gerry Keane, Tony Martin

Significant horses (Selected): Mustajeer, Siskin, Laganore, Brendan Brackan, My Good Brother, Convergence, Argentero, Ainippe, Bear Creek, Queen Catherine, Blue De Vega, Medicine Jack, Sea Wolf, Ardhoomey, Realtra, Psychedelic Funk, Elegant Pose. 

Follow Colin on Twitter: @ctkjockey

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Colin Keane rode 54 winners when crowned champion apprentice in 2014 having finished second to Connor King the previous season. He rode his first Group winner when successful on Brendan Brackan in the Group 3 Solonaway Stakes at the Curragh on September 15th, 2013. Firmly established among the leading riders in Ireland, Keane has been stable jockey to Ger Lyons since the summer of 2014. With 65 winners, he finished runner-up to Pat Smullen in the Jockey's Championship in 2015.

His association with Ger Lyons has yielded a number of significant wins. They landed the Group 2 GAIN Railway Stakes with Medicine Jack at the Curragh in June, 2016 a bigger success came their way when Ardhoomey captured the Group 2 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the same venue on Longines Irish Champions Weekend the following September. Colin rode his first Group 1 winner when partnering the Tony Martin-trained Laganore to success in the Premio Lydia Tesio at Capannelle in Rome on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. Just two weeks later, Colin was crowned champion jockey for the first time when he got the better of an epic duel with Pat Smullen to land the 2017 title. A final day double at Naas on Sunday, November 5th saw him claim the championship with 100 winners, 12 clear of his nearest rival Pat Smullen. 

Keane and Lyons shared their first Group 1 success together when Siskin won the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh in August 2019. Shortly afterwards they combined to win the first running of the £1 million Ebor Handicap at York with Mustajeer. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/201973111096€97,500€42,788€140,288
Winter All Weather 2017/20186891295€66,250€48,275€114,525
Winter All Weather 2016/20179819131311€137,188€55,150€192,338
Winter All Weather 2015/201664106511€69,650€25,690€95,340
Winter All Weather 2014/2015749999€58,450€28,310€86,760
Winter All Weather 2013/2014871113811€67,550€29,285€96,835
Winter All Weather 2012/2013435135€25,340€4,707€30,047
Winter All Weather 2011/2012354013€17,360€1,960€19,320
Flat 201954882747242€1,397,688€682,420€2,080,108
Flat 2018661821007962€1,050,094€812,513€1,862,606
Flat 2017609100797862€1,304,938€816,178€2,121,115
Flat 201654077795359€1,072,125€704,203€1,776,328
Flat 201546165556155€933,835€473,563€1,407,398
Flat 201435554444435€562,020€328,340€890,360
Flat 201324235251823€371,560€80,912€452,472
Flat 2012142914107€46,340€37,939€84,279
Flat 20111105768€32,935€23,551€56,486
Flat 2010101000€3,430€0€3,430

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 15/09/19 Nickajack Cave Hcp 1m 2f 5 8-13 92 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap €4,500
Curragh 15/09/19 Soul Search F 7f 4 9-0 103 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) Group 1 €20,000
Curragh 15/09/19 Buffer Zone (GB) Hcp 6f 1 9-6 99 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap €90,000
Curragh 15/09/19 Last Opportunity F 6f 63yds 11 9-3 Tattersalls Ire. Super Auction Sale Stks
Curragh 15/09/19 Houtzen (AUS) F 5f 10 9-1 109 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Nurse Barbara F 7f 2 9-0 Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stks (Listed) Listed €20,000
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Pythion (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 15 9-5 96 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Viadera (GB) Hcp 7f 9 9-10 101 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap
Listowel 13/09/19 Formal Order (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 13 8-13 73 John & Terry Moriarty Memorial H'cap
Listowel 13/09/19 Sagittarius Rising Hcp 7f 2 9-8 74 Guinness H'cap €2,600
Listowel 12/09/19 First Thing Mdn 1m 3 9-5 Tote Ireland Irish EBF Median Auct. M'dn €1,900
Listowel 12/09/19 Royal Illusion Hcp 1m 6f 2 9-8 81 Behans Horseshoe Bar & Restaurant H'cap €4,000
Listowel 12/09/19 Guinevere Mdn 1m 5 9-0 72 MAC Fuels &General Supplies(Fillies) Mdn €420
Laytown 11/09/19 It's All A Joke Hcp 6f 6 10-12 73 Bohan Hyland & Associates H'cap €230
Laytown 11/09/19 Hee Haw F 7f 2 10-3 55 ScotchHall Shopping Centre Claiming Race €2,100
Laytown 11/09/19 Approbare Mdn 7f 3 10-3 53 Gilna's Cottage Inn Pride Of Place M'dn €1,250
Laytown 11/09/19 My Good Brother Hcp 6f 2 10-8 59 @melbourne10racing On Instagram H'cap €2,100
Listowel 09/09/19 Piper Bomb Hcp 6f 60yds 3 9-1 51 Feale H'cap €1,300
Listowel 09/09/19 Quick Quick Mdn 6f 60yds 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,600
Listowel 09/09/19 Mean Fomhair Hcp 1m 2 9-5 79 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €5,000

*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).

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