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 2021/20221329141415€75,000€82,650€157,650
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
Wexford 25/10/21 Take All BegCh 2m 1 12-0 Wexford Beginners S'chase
Galway 24/10/21 Outback Flyer MdnHdl 2m 11yds 4 11-9 BetVictor Loyalty Club (M) M'dn H'dle €600
Galway 24/10/21 Ragnar Lodbrok BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 7 12-0 BetVictor Irish EBF Beginners S'chase
Galway 24/10/21 Go All The Way (GB) HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 11 10-3 84 Glenman Corporation H'cap S'chase
Sligo 22/10/21 Crackaway (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 12-0 91 Visit H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €6,000
Thurles 21/10/21 Sonny John HcpHdl 2m 5 11-10 91 Leugh H'cap H'dle €300
Tramore 14/10/21 Pak Army HcpHdl 2m 4 11-11 92 Ardmore H'cap H'dle €500
Punchestown 13/10/21 Hurricane Darwin HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 10 10-8 112 Punchestown Annual Membership Hcap H'dle
Limerick 10/10/21 Suprise Package (GB) NovHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-4 126 Bluegrass Horse Feed Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Courting Flow BegCh 2m 5f 4 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €700
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Pour The Wine MdnHdl 2m 2f 8 11-1 Irish EBF Supp TREO EILE (M) M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 08/10/21 Mamaslittlestar HcpHdl 2m 5f 110yds p.u. 12-0 95 MB McGrady Chartered Accountants Hcp Hdl
Galway 05/10/21 Salseros (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 19yds 10 12-0 BetVictor M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/10/21 Balkito (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 19yds 12 11-7 107 Ryans Cleaning, Disinfecting H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 03/10/21 China Princess HcpHdl 3m 5 11-3 98 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle €330
Gowran Park 02/10/21 Hopefully HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-4 84 Holden Plant Rentals H'cap H'dle €500
Gowran Park 01/10/21 Pak Army HcpHdl 2m 6 12-0 94 Watch Irish Racing On Racing TV Hcap Hdl €200
Clonmel 30/09/21 Jubatus HcpHdl 3m 50yds p.u. 11-4 92 Clonmel H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 30/09/21 Vocarium Hdl 2m 3f 198yds 3 11-0 104 Slievenamon Claiming H'dle €1,000
Clonmel 30/09/21 Miss Fanta MdnHdl 2m 160yds 8 10-13 Kilmore M'dn 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).

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