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 2021/2022503795€42,600€35,410€78,010
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 22/07/21 Thomas O'Malley HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-13 93 Bruff H'cap H'dle
Limerick 22/07/21 Miss Arccol HcpHdl 2m 3 11-11 92 Knocklong H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €1,000
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Longhouse Force MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 12 11-5 Corrigan's Ballintubber Stores Mdn Hdle
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Jubatus HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 1 11-9 87 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €6,000
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Charlie Bit Me HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 3 11-5 84 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €1,000
Killarney 16/07/21 Bavarian Girl HcpHdl 2m 1f 5 11-11 94 Daily Jackpots At BoyleSports H'cap H'dl (Div 1) €300
Killarney 16/07/21 Ellipsism HcpCh 2m 4f 10 11-4 106 BoyleSports Live Casino H'cap S'chase
Sligo 11/07/21 Sit Down Lucy HcpHdl 2m 194yds 6 11-10 111 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) Novice H'cap H'dle €260
Sligo 11/07/21 Miss Arccol MdnHdl 2m 194yds 2 11-7 92 RSS Document Storage M'dn H'dle €2,000
Limerick 10/07/21 Fill The Tank HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds p.u. 11-0 113 Newcastlewest H'cap S'chase
Cork 09/07/21 Spottheluney MdnHdl 3m 11 12-0 Follow Us On Twitter M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 China Princess HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-1 96 Follow Us On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle €2,200
Cork 09/07/21 Longhouse Force MdnHdl 2m 12 11-9 Fermoy M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Tonkinese (GB) HcpHdl 2m 12 11-8 99 Mallow H'cap H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Peregrine Run Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-2 141 Thank You To The Frontline Workers H'dle €3,400
Roscommon 06/07/21 Tonkinese (GB) HcpHdl 2m 29yds 9 11-11 99 Boyle H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 06/07/21 Skippin Court MdnHdl 2m 29yds 4 11-5 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €500
Wexford 02/07/21 Courting Flow MdnHdl 3m 3 11-6 Cullen Mills Ballymurn M'dn H'dle €1,000
Wexford 02/07/21 Earl Of Desmond (GB) BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 12-0 Support Local Stay Local Beginners S'ch
Tipperary 01/07/21 A Wave Of The Sea Hdl 2m 38yds 5 12-0 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,100

*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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