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

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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 2022/2023493436€30,300€23,005€53,305
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
Tramore 11/08/22 Big Belief MdnHdl 2m p.u. 10-13 The Velvet Cap M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Ardaghs Choice HcpCh 3m 1f 6 11-5 99 Kieran Kelly Memorial H'cap S'chase €220
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Esperti MdnHdl 2m 3f 1 11-12 116 Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle €6,000
Wexford 05/08/22 Pour The Wine HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 8 11-5 93 Traynors Of Wexford H'cap H'dle
Sligo 04/08/22 Angelsworknovrtime MdnHdl 2m 1f 195yds 4 11-7 Martin Reilly Hyundai (Mares) M'dn H'dle €525
Sligo 04/08/22 Athagabhain HcpHdl 2m 1f 195yds 6 11-2 83 Kennedy's Bar H'cap H'dle €210
Roscommon 02/08/22 Mugsy Delight MdnHdl 2m 4f 198yds 10 11-5 Railway Bar M'dn H'dle
Cork 01/08/22 The Big Chap HcpHdl 2m 2f 180yds 2 11-10 105 Kanturk H'cap H'dle €2,200
Galway 27/07/22 The Jam Man HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 11 10-11 145 The Tote Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) Grade A
Galway 27/07/22 Esperti MdnHdl 2m 5f 11yds 2 11-12 116 Tote Always SP Or Better M'dn H'dle €3,400
Galway 27/07/22 Outback Flyer HcpHdl 2m 110yds 1 10-9 111 Free Jackpot Irish EBF (Mares) Hcap Hdle €18,000
Galway 25/07/22 Insane Bolt HcpHdl 2m 130yds 3 11-9 104 Easyfix H'cap H'dle €1,700
Limerick 21/07/22 Ithaka MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 Jason Nyhan Memorial (C&G) M'dn H'dle €250
Limerick 21/07/22 Fainche HcpHdl 2m 12 11-0 80 PAQ IT H'cap H'dle
Limerick 21/07/22 The Big Chap HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-8 103 D Pack Services H'cap H'dle €2,300
Limerick 20/07/22 Turbo HcpCh 2m 3f 160yds 5 12-0 109 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Hcap Schase €345
Limerick 20/07/22 Ardaghs Choice HcpCh 2m 6f 3 11-11 99 Templeglantine H'cap S'chase €1,050
Ballinrobe 19/07/22 Angelsworknovrtime NovHdl 2m 1f 95yds 4 11-0 Brewin Dolphin Rated Novice H'dle €575
Ballinrobe 19/07/22 Jazz Ranger HcpHdl 2m 1f 95yds 8 10-7 88 David Heneghan Memorial H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 15/07/22 Dr Val MdnHdl 2m 3f 9 10-13 Join Racing TV Now 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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