Colin Keane

Date of Birth: September 12th, 1994

County of origin: Meath

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

Champion Jockey: 2017

Champion Apprentice Jockey: 2014

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 5 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. Keane rode 103 winners in Ireland in the 2019 season and finished eight winners behind Donnacha O'Brien in the jockey's championship. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202063132610€91,500€23,400€114,900
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 2019700103989659€1,616,688€891,340€2,508,028
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
Naas 23/03/20 Mokhalad (GB) Hcp 6f 3 9-2 81 Naas Racecourse Launches 2020 Flat H'cap €1,700
Naas 23/03/20 Ecclesiastical (GB) Mdn 6f 4 9-7 Naas Nursery Of Champions M'dn €625
Naas 23/03/20 Even So F 1m 3 8-11 97 Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €7,750
Naas 23/03/20 Lough Cutra (GB) Mdn 1m 3 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,500
Naas 23/03/20 Nickajack Cave F 1m 2f 4 9-7 97 Devoy Stakes (Listed) Listed €2,350
Dundalk 20/03/20 Followme Followyou Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-8 57 H'cap
Dundalk 06/03/20 Eglish (GB) F 7f 2 9-10 69 Claiming Race €2,000
Dundalk 06/03/20 Harbanaker Mdn 1m 6 9-5 Willie Buckley Memorial M'dn €240
Dundalk 06/03/20 Riogha (USA) Hcp 6f 7 9-9 59 Winter Series Awards Day 4th April H'cap
Dundalk 28/02/20 My Good Brother F 6f 7 9-4 53 Road To The Kentucky Claiming Race
Dundalk 28/02/20 Wonder Elzaam F 1m 6 9-3 Woodford Reserve Patton Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,500
Dundalk 21/02/20 Dark Magic (GB) Hcp 7f 4 9-5 56 Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium H'cap (Div 1) €500
Dundalk 21/02/20 Sceptical (GB) Hcp 6f 1 9-10 90 Floodlit Fridays Continue At Dundalk Hcp €10,200
Dundalk 21/02/20 Algeria Mdn 7f 3 9-5 Irish Stallion EBF Median Auction M'dn €1,600
Dundalk 21/02/20 Silk Cravat (GB) Hcp 7f 5 10-0 65 Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium H'cap (Div 2) €300
Dundalk 21/02/20 Bucky Larson Hcp 1m 1 10-0 78 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay H'cap €7,200
Dundalk 21/02/20 Sheisdiesel (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-10 81 H'cap €600
Dundalk 14/02/20 Sheisdiesel (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-11 82 Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium H'cap €850
Dundalk 14/02/20 Hypnotic Force (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-7 63 View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium H'cap
Dundalk 14/02/20 Eglish (GB) Hcp 6f 1 9-6 64 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay H'cap €6,600

*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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