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 2022/2023148719910€64,500€104,310€168,810
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
Limerick 31/01/23 Nevendon (GB) Hdl 2m 5f 4 10-8 Limerick Racecourse Claiming H'dle €500
Limerick 31/01/23 Fine Margin MdnHdl 2m 5 11-12 Limerick On Twitter (C&G) M'dn H'dle €300
Limerick 31/01/23 West Of Carrig HcpHdl 2m 5f 3 11-11 99 Become A Member @ Limerick H'cap H'dle €1,000
Punchestown 30/01/23 Maud Ban HcpHdl 3m 20yds p.u. 11-3 84 Bar One Racing Exclusive Offer Hcap Hdle
Punchestown 30/01/23 Scarbrook HcpHdl 2m 4f 70yds p.u. 10-13 95 The Bar One Racing Mobile App H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 30/01/23 Privilege (GB) MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 Bar One Racing Best Odds M'dn H'dle
Naas 29/01/23 Ringsend John MdnHdl 2m 3f 9 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Naas 29/01/23 Doyen Ta Win HcpHdl 1m 7f 151yds 1 10-0 97 Naas Cleanest Town In Ireland H'cap Hdle €8,700
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Desert Heather MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds fell 11-7 HAY 'How Are Ya' Campaign (M) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Golf Marin (FR) BegCh 2m 2 11-12 Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beg. S'ch €2,200
Down Royal 24/01/23 The Big Doyen MdnHdl 2m 1f 33yds 2 11-12 Molson Coors Beverage Company M'dn H'dle €2,000
Navan 21/01/23 Cocoplum HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 11-5 100 Ardmulchan H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Katlaur HcpHdl 3m 100yds p.u. 10-11 85 National Trial Day 19th Feb H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Fahafeelagh MdnHdl 2m 4f 130yds p.u. 11-7 Punchestown Members Club (M) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Carrig Carol HcpHdl 2m 4f 200yds 5 11-4 105 15% Off Festival 2023 (M) H'cap H'dle €330
Cork 07/01/23 Tell Her Nothing MdnHdl 2m 7 10-13 Happy New Year From All At Cork Mdn Hdle
Tramore 01/01/23 Jet Setting Johnny MdnHdl 2m 5f 170yds p.u. 11-4 Jack de Bromhead Memorial M'dn H'dle
Tramore 01/01/23 Golf Marin (FR) NovCh 1m 7f 100yds 2 11-5 Core Bullion Traders Rated Novice Schase €2,300
Tramore 01/01/23 Elusive Rebeldom HcpHdl 2m 50yds 6 11-5 93 Ryan's Cleaning Services H'cap H'dle €210
Tramore 01/01/23 Ocojohn HcpHdl 2m 5f 170yds p.u. 11-7 95 Tramore Medical Clinic H'cap H'dle

*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).