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 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 2019700103989559€1,616,688€890,190€2,506,878
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 03/11/19 Invitation F 1m 3f 180yds 7 8-10 83 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 03/11/19 Fridtjof Nansen (GB) Hcp 5f 14 9-7 78 Christmas Party Raceday At Naas H'cap
Naas 03/11/19 Buildmeupbuttercup (GB) Hcp 1m 6f 2 9-5 98 Local Bookmakers November H'cap €20,000
Naas 03/11/19 Estepona Sun (GB) Hcp 7f 5 9-2 80 Membership At Naas Nursery €510
Naas 03/11/19 Chiricahua Mdn 1m 2 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,300
Naas 03/11/19 Whoareyouanyway Mdn 6f 15 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 01/11/19 Kaftan (GB) F 1m 8 9-0 93 Al Basti Equiworld EBF Cooley (F) Stakes (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 01/11/19 Athlumney Hall Mdn 1m 9 9-5 67 Lengthen The Odds With M'dn
Dundalk 01/11/19 Gordon Lord Byron Hcp 6f 2 10-1 103 Dundalk - Light Up Your Night H'cap €5,000
Dundalk 01/11/19 Holy Olympic (FR) Mdn 5f 3 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,500
Dundalk 01/11/19 Pillar (GB) Hcp 5f 3 9-2 53 BetVictor Bet €5 Get €30 Offer H'cap €1,050
Dundalk 30/10/19 Cache Queen Hcp 1m 4f 2 10-0 64 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap €2,000
Dundalk 30/10/19 Dance Alone (GB) Hcp 7f 4 9-7 57 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2) €500
Dundalk 30/10/19 Merricourt F 1m 2 9-7 78 Dundalk Stadium Claiming Race €2,000
Dundalk 30/10/19 Kafu Hcp 1m 1 9-8 80 Book Your Christmas Party At Dundalk Hcp €7,200
Dundalk 30/10/19 Plane Tree Fairy Hcp 7f 6 9-7 60 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1) €200
Dundalk 30/10/19 Wild Abandon (GB) Mdn 5f 6 9-0 70 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk M'dn €240
Dundalk 30/10/19 Abeona Mdn 7f 3 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,500
Galway 28/10/19 Bigz Belief Hcp 7f 5 8-12 58 H'cap €360
Galway 28/10/19 Jo Binney Hcp 7f 4 8-13 55 Barna Recycling H'cap €500

*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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