Kevin Sexton

Date of Birth: November 14, 1990

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: Solaras Exhibition (Seamus Fahey) Fairyhouse, September 18, 2011

First Grade 1 winner: Belfast Banter (Peter Fahey) Aintree, April 9, 2021

Champion conditional rider: 2013/2014 (22 winners)

Significant horses: Belfast Banter, Soviet Pimpernel, Peregrine Run, Blacklough, Orgilgo Bay, Balbriggan, Roi Du Mee, Aranhill Chief, Emcon. 

Assoc. Trainers: Peter Fahey

Did you know?

From Nurney, County Kildare, Kevin was a pony racing champion rider and began his racing career as an apprentice on the Flat, riding his first winner on the Seamus Fahey-trained Solaras Exhibition at Fairyhouse in September 18, 2011. 

He rode three winners on the Flat before switching his attention to the jumping game. Kevin was crowned champion conditional rider in the 2013/14 season with 22 winners. He was part of the Irish jockey's team that travelled Down Under in 2014 to take part in the long standing match against their Australian-based counterparts.

Kevin has enjoyed notable victories on the likes of Soviet Pimpernel, Peregrine Run, Blacklough, Orgilgo Bay, Balbriggan, Roi Du Mee, Aranhill Chief and Emcon and enjoyed his first major success when the Peter Fahey-trained Belfast Banter gave him his first Cheltenham Festival winner in the County Hurdle in 2021. 

Belfast Banter gave both Sexton and Fahey their first Grade 1 success when winning the Betway Top Novices' Hurdle at the Aintree Festival in April 2121. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2012/201310000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2011/2012121301€7,000€3,782€10,782
National Hunt 2021/2022121142€30,000€10,550€40,550
National Hunt 2020/202120516242217€124,800€118,725€243,525
National Hunt 2019/2020136125814€160,625€68,750€229,375
National Hunt 2018/2019241132€13,750€9,113€22,863
National Hunt 2017/2018966858€48,438€60,313€108,750
National Hunt 2016/201713813121311€150,000€66,638€216,638
National Hunt 2015/201621418172321€165,875€113,595€279,470
National Hunt 2014/201532127302828€303,610€159,500€463,110
National Hunt 2013/201427322241917€183,110€89,124€272,234
National Hunt 2012/2013126513513€31,500€37,750€69,250
National Hunt 2011/2012130310€0€20,250€20,250
Flat 2012231133€5,950€9,408€15,358
Flat 2011321242€6,300€7,570€13,870

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Killarney 10/05/21 Peregrine Run Ch 2m 4f 3 11-10 155 An Riocht S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,750
Killarney 10/05/21 Born Patriot HcpHdl 2m 6f 50yds 3 11-6 125 Easy Clean Limited H'cap H'dle €2,100
Killarney 10/05/21 Lucky Tenner MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 12-0 Follow Ross Golf Club On Insta M'dn Hdle €2,000
Killarney 09/05/21 Twilight Girl BegCh 2m 4f 4 11-9 107 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Beg Sch €700
Killarney 09/05/21 Tonkinese (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1f 10 12-0 ML Lynch Civil Engineering M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/05/21 Quaker Island MdnHdl 3m 50yds 3 12-0 Fermoy M'dn H'dle €1,200
Cork 08/05/21 Complete Fantasy MdnHdl 2m 4 11-9 112 Thanks To All Frontline Workers Mdn Hdle €600
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Courting Flow MdnHdl 2m 5f 180yds 3 12-0 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle €1,000
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Flying Glory MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 12 10-13 Irish Thoroughbred Agency M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Capture The Drama HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 6 10-4 77 Molson Coors H'cap S'chase €200
Tipperary 06/05/21 Lunch In Adare BegCh 2m 7f 70yds p.u. 11-7 115 Berkshire @ Kedrah House Stud Beg. S'ch
Punchestown 01/05/21 Hurricane Darwin Ch 3m 1f 4 11-9 Dooley Insurance Cross Country S'chase €700
Punchestown 01/05/21 Musical Slave HcpCh 3m 120yds 9 10-4 128 Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Hcap Schase (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 29/04/21 Carrolls Cottage HcpHdl 2m 7f 170yds 13 10-13 130 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 28/04/21 Or Jaune De Somoza (FR) HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-3 132 Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 Shirocco's Delight MdnHdl 2m 5 10-13 New Spring Two Day N.H. Meeting Mdn Hdl €300
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 Sadies Trix HcpHdl 2m 12 11-6 101 Follow Kilbeggan On Instagram Hcap H'dle
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 Larry O MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 6 11-6 M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €200
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 Rubiana HcpHdl 3m 140yds 11 11-3 84 Mullingar H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 22/04/21 Turbo HcpHdl 3m 97yds 6 12-0 109 H'cap H'dle €220

*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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