Date of Birth: September 12, 1994
County of origin: Meath
First winner: No Trimmings (Gerry Keane) Dundalk, December
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,
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.
Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) (Siskin (USA) - 2019)
Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 2) (Ardhoomey - 2016)
Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Siskin (USA) - 2020)
Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap (Buffer Zone (GB) - 2019)
GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Siskin (USA) - 2019)
COLM QUINN BMW Mile H'cap (Saltonstall (GB) - 2019)
Topaz Mile H'cap (Brendan Brackan - 2013)
GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Medicine Jack (GB) - 2016)
Tote Irish Lincolnshire (Karawaan - 2019)
Tote Irish Cambridgeshire (Sea Wolf - 2016)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stks (Group 3) (Ainippe - 2015)
Coolmore Mastercraftsman EBF Athasi Stks (Group 3) (Lightening Quick (GB) - 2018)
Paddy Power Rockingham H'cap (Strong Johnson - 2020)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stks (Group 3) (Realtra - 2017)
D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks (Group 3) (Laganore - 2017)
D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks (Group 3) (Duchess Andorra - 2016)
Coolmore War Command Rochestown(C&G)Stks (Listed) (Argentero (GB) - 2015)
Munster Oaks Stakes (Group 3) (Who's Steph - 2019)
TRM Ballyogan Stakes (Group 3) (Ainippe - 2015)
Coolmore Stud Home Of Champ.Concorde Stk (Group 3) (Psychedelic Funk (GB) - 2017)
*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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