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, Royal Kahala, 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 2022/202311551388€49,500€77,470€126,970
National Hunt 2021/202223020242225€256,200€161,145€417,345
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
Clonmel 08/12/22 Doyen Ta Win HcpHdl 2m 43yds 3 11-7 92 Happy Christmas To Our Patrons Hcap Hdle €1,000
Punchestown 29/11/22 The Big Doyen MdnHdl 2m 57yds DSQ 11-12 William Hill Play Responsibly M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €2,500
Navan 27/11/22 Good Time Jonny BegCh 2m 1f 12 11-12 Boardsmill Stud Irish EBF Beginners S'ch
Navan 27/11/22 Scarbrook MdnHdl 2m 16 11-0 Bar One Racing 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Navan 27/11/22 Flashy Dude MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 20/11/22 Doyen Wolf MdnHdl 2m 5f 80yds 11 11-12 Irish EBF Supp. Mdn Hdle
Punchestown 20/11/22 Captain Conby HcpHdl 2m 7f 190yds 3 11-0 132 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle €2,200
Punchestown 20/11/22 Take All HcpCh 2m 6f 140yds 2 11-12 135 Ryans Cleaning H'cap S'chase €9,000
Punchestown 19/11/22 Size Five MdnHdl 2m 3f 100yds 13 11-7 O'Connor Heating Supp Longford M'dn Hdle
Fairyhouse 15/11/22 Maud Ban MdnHdl 2m 3f 165yds 11 10-13 Fairyhouse Winter Festival (M) M'dn Hdle
Fairyhouse 15/11/22 Freedom To Dream (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 6 11-12 Irish National Hunt Beginners S'chase €220
Navan 13/11/22 Harvest Bow HcpHdl 2m 18 10-10 107 Hotel Park St. Johann Tirol H'cap H'dle
Naas 12/11/22 Beer With The Boys (GB) MdnHdl 2m 11 11-12 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle
Naas 12/11/22 Maria's Serpent MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle €300
Naas 12/11/22 The Tack Room (GB) BegCh 2m 4f 4 11-12 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase €650
Down Royal 05/11/22 Take All HcpHdl 2m 190yds 8 10-7 123 Charles Hurst DS H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Down Royal 05/11/22 Beer With The Boys (GB) MdnHdl 2m 190yds 5 11-12 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle €300
Wexford 31/10/22 Maud Ban MdnHdl 2m 100yds 10 10-6 Join Wexford Racing Club M'dn H'dle
Wexford 30/10/22 Rocco Bay Hdl 2m 4f 150yds p.u. 11-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) H'dle
Wexford 30/10/22 Sargent Lightfoot HcpCh 2m 4f 7 11-5 120 Jim And Kay Whitty Memorial Hcap S'chase

*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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