Killian Hennessy

Date of Birth: June 23, 1993 

County of origin: Cork

First winner: Fionnuar (Jim Bolger) Naas, June 26, 2013

Assoc. Trainers: Aidan O'Brien

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Although born in America, Killian Hennessy was brought up in Youghal, County Cork. He rode his first winner on the Jim Bolger-trained Fionnuar at Naas in June 2013. He began riding out with Bolger during school holidays and signed up as an apprentice for the yard after sitting his Leaving Certificate exams in June 2011. In 2015, his career brought him to America where he spent time in Kentucky and Chicago. He rode ten winners there before linking up with Mick Channon in England for whom he rode two winners in 2016. Killian returned to Ireland in early 2017, joined Fozzy Stack as an apprentice before moving to work with Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle.

Killian rode his biggest winner to date when landing the Group 3 Woodford Reserve Ballysax Stakes on the O'Brien-trained Nobel Prize at Dundalk in July 2020.  

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/202120000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2018/201970002€0€1,075€1,075
Winter All Weather 2017/2018230012€0€2,100€2,100
Winter All Weather 2016/201780000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2013/201450200€0€2,720€2,720
National Hunt 2018/201910000€0€0€0
Flat 202130000€0€480€480
Flat 2020241012€30,000€3,290€33,290
Flat 2019120101€0€12,000€12,000
Flat 2018754352€30,000€14,513€44,513
Flat 20171025564€47,813€29,263€77,075
Flat 2014242332€10,500€8,070€18,570
Flat 2013254112€28,700€3,035€31,735
Flat 201230000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Leopardstown 08/07/21 Caharclough Caviar (GB) Mdn 7f 10 8-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Limerick 04/07/21 Yester Mdn 1m 6 9-9 Raheen M'dn €240
Naas 23/06/21 Yester Mdn 7f 6 9-9 Naas Racecourse Nursery Of Champions Mdn €240
Dundalk 05/03/21 Victory March Hcp 1m 4f 10 9-8 70 Hollywoodbets Racing H'cap
Dundalk 05/03/21 Zadallabration Mdn 1m 14 8-11 70 Hollywoodbets Racing & Sports M'dn
Galway 26/10/20 Papal Bee Hcp 7f 7 8-9 58 Swordsecurity.com H'cap
Galway 26/10/20 Effernock Dieubon Hcp 1m 3f 180yds 18 9-6 60 Claddagh Heroes Patrick And Morgan H'cap
Dundalk 23/10/20 My Giddy Aunt Rose Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 14 8-12 63 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap
Navan 07/10/20 Papal Bee Hcp 5f 6 9-0 61 Slane Nursery H'cap €200
Fairyhouse 01/10/20 Namedinlockdown Mdn 1m 2f 9 9-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Div 2)
Cork 29/09/20 Silverback Jack Mdn 7f 6 9-0 Fermoy M'dn €220
Curragh 27/09/20 Effernock Dieubon Mdn 1m 10 8-13 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 25/09/20 Effernock Fizz F 1m 2f 150yds 14 9-7 68 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Diamond Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Listowel 22/09/20 Silverback Jack Mdn 7f 7 9-0 Jet & Peggy O'Carroll Mem. (C&G) M'dn
Dundalk 18/09/20 Namedinlockdown Mdn 1m 11 9-4 Floodlit Fridays Return Claiming M'dn
Dundalk 18/09/20 Papal Bee Mdn 6f 8 8-9 Irish EBF Median Sires Series M'dn
Naas 17/09/20 Niamh Elizabeth Mdn 6f 8 8-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 02/09/20 Vic's Little Miss Mdn 1m 6f 7 8-11 MansionBet M'dn
Killarney 19/08/20 Silverback Jack Mdn 1m 20yds 11 9-0 Counihan & Sons Ltd Median Auction M'dn
Gowran Park 25/07/20 My Giddy Aunt Rose Mdn 1m 10 8-9 Follow Gowran Park On Twitter (F) M'dn (Div 2)
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*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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