Colin Keane

Date of Birth: September 12, 1994

County of origin: Meath

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

Champion Jockey: 2017

Champion Apprentice Jockey: 2014

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

Significant horses (Selected): Siskin, Mustajeer, 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 15, 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 Jockeys' 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 and 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 29, 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.  

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 second in the championship, eight winners behind Donnacha O'Brien. 

Siskin gave Keane and Lyons a first Classic victory when taking the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on June 12, 2020. The race was run a little later in the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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 202018725241921€507,100€187,450€694,550
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
Killarney 13/07/20 Eglish (GB) Hcp 1m 30yds 8 9-8 69 MC Construction H'cap
Killarney 13/07/20 Vivalicious Hcp 1m 6f 6 9-4 50 Easyclean Ltd. H'cap (Div 2) €180
Killarney 13/07/20 Roca Roma F 1m 30yds 10 9-2 92 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes (Listed) Listed
Killarney 13/07/20 Thunder Kiss Mdn 1m 3f 35yds 1 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auc (F) Mdn €11,400
Killarney 13/07/20 Sand Castle Hcp 1m 6f 10 9-4 53 Easyclean Ltd. H'cap (Div 1)
Killarney 13/07/20 No Stopping Her F 1m 30yds 3 9-1 Irish EBF Median Sires Series Race €3,000
Cork 12/07/20 Eleuthera (GB) Hcp 6f 6 10-2 64 Cork H'cap €180
Cork 12/07/20 Bucky Larson Hcp 1m 4 9-6 91 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Habitat' H'cap €2,250
Cork 12/07/20 Estepona Sun (GB) F 1m 6 9-6 82 Cork Rated Race €310
Cork 12/07/20 Soul Search F 7f 3 9-2 102 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stks (Group 3) Group 3 €6,500
Cork 12/07/20 Helvic Princess (GB) Mdn 6f 10 8-10 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Leopardstown 11/07/20 Highly Approved Hcp 7f 30yds 10 9-9 68 Leopardstown H'cap
Leopardstown 11/07/20 Mount Jannu Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-10 69 Leopardstown H'cap (Div 1)
Leopardstown 11/07/20 Leadership Race Hcp 7f 30yds 2 9-1 88 Tattersalls September Yearling Sale Hcap €4,200
Leopardstown 11/07/20 Ebeneezer Perry (GB) Mdn 7f 30yds 3 9-6 Yearling Sales Irish EBF Med. Sires M'dn €2,500
Leopardstown 11/07/20 Masen (GB) Mdn 7f 30yds 1 9-7 Buy Irish Yearling Sales Irish EBF M'dn €9,900
Leopardstown 11/07/20 Zabeel Prince F 1m 1f 5 9-11 117 'Green Room' Meld Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €1,500
Curragh 10/07/20 Fight Zone (USA) Mdn 6f 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €495
Curragh 10/07/20 Buffer Zone (GB) F 5f 110yds 3 9-9 107 Sky Bet Midsummer Sprint Stakes (Listed) Listed €3,750
Curragh 10/07/20 Ardhoomey Hcp 6f 4 10-2 92 Sporting Life Fast Results H'cap €775

*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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