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 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 2020171012€30,000€2,870€32,870
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
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)
Ballinrobe 20/07/20 Casa Bendita Mdn 1m 4f 170yds 10 9-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Ballinrobe 20/07/20 Sweeproad Mdn 1m 1f 101yds 11 8-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 19/07/20 San Pedro Hcp 1m 13 9-3 92 H'cap
Dundalk 12/07/20 Nobel Prize F 1m 2f 150yds 1 9-5 92 Woodford Reserve Ballysax Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €30,000
Dundalk 12/07/20 My Giddy Aunt Rose Mdn 7f 4 8-9 Ir Stall Farms EBF Median Auction Mdn €750
Fairyhouse 25/06/20 My Giddy Aunt Rose Mdn 1m 2f 6 8-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €270
Gowran Park 17/06/20 Sweeproad Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 3 8-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,400
Curragh 12/06/20 Persian Lion F 1m 2f 110yds 7 9-5 72 Magna Grecia Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stks (Group 2) Group 2
Gowran Park 11/06/20 Dashing Diamond Hcp 1m 4 9-1 55 Kilkenny's Medieval Mile H'cap €450
Naas 03/11/19 Quote (GB) F 1m 3f 180yds 2 8-10 95 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed €9,000
Dundalk 01/11/19 Ohio State (USA) Mdn 5f 4 8-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €750

*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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