Luke Dempsey

Date of Birth: July 11, 1996

County of origin: Kildare

First winner: King Of Dudes (Tommy Carmody) Navan, October 10, 2012

First National Hunt winner: On My Own (Philip Fenton) Killarney, August 22, 2014

Significant horses: Borice, Killultagh Vic, Spider Web, Nearly Nama'd, Bentelimar, Empire Of Dirt, Mallards In Flight, Kilford, Tempo Mac, Mr Diablo, Teacher's Pet, Derrinross, Rightdownthemiddle, Thunder Zone. 

Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott, Philip Dempsey, Austin Leahy

Follow Luke on Twitter: @luke_dempsey

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A son of Curragh trainer Philip, Luke Dempsey switched his attentions to the National Hunt side of the game early in his career. He was 16 when he rode his first winner on King Of Dudes in a 10-furlong handicap at Navan in October, 2012 and rode 18 winners on the Flat in all. Luke partnered his first winner over hurdles when On My Own scored in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Killarney in August, 2014.

Luke rode the biggest winner of his career to date when landing the 2019 Galway Plate on the Gordon Elliott-trained Borice. The 9/1 chance was Elliott's third winner of the race in four years.

Earlier in his career, he created a little bit of history when partnering Willie Mullins' record eighth winner at the same Cheltenham Festival in 2015. Luke won the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle on Killultagh Vic, his first winner at the meeting. 

Dempsey also enjoyed notable success on the likes of Spider Web in the Munster National Handicap Chase, Tempo Mac at the Punchestown festival, Empire Of Dirt and Mallards In Flight (another Punchestown festival winner).  

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2014/2015123001€19,950€425€20,375
Winter All Weather 2013/2014240111€0€2,390€2,390
Winter All Weather 2012/20134631044€18,410€19,262€37,672
National Hunt 2021/202210110945€69,300€56,105€125,405
National Hunt 2020/20212615151517€32,700€77,910€110,610
National Hunt 2019/202029617122024€379,500€146,960€526,460
National Hunt 2018/201926218171521€269,375€135,778€405,153
National Hunt 2017/201825014141125€151,875€107,963€259,838
National Hunt 2016/201721714171611€128,438€113,913€242,350
National Hunt 2015/201630226242318€267,253€156,253€423,505
National Hunt 2014/201519819131218€225,930€105,795€331,725
National Hunt 2013/201430000€0€0€0
Flat 202040000€0€0€0
Flat 201610000€0€0€0
Flat 201540000€0€0€0
Flat 2014283313€18,200€6,485€24,685
Flat 201315159813€38,150€28,425€66,575
Flat 2012344340€28,700€7,958€36,658

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Roscommon 03/08/21 Lady Rocco BegCh 2m 5f 75yds 8 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beg S'ch
Roscommon 03/08/21 Railway Muice HcpCh 3m 70yds 4 11-11 92 Castlerea H'cap S'chase €500
Galway 30/07/21 Pagero (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds 11 10-0 126 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Galway 30/07/21 Uisce Beatha HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds p.u. 11-8 138 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase
Galway 30/07/21 Mahler Storm MdnHdl 2m 150yds 12 11-7 James's Gate M'dn H'dle
Galway 29/07/21 Clonbury Bridge HcpHdl 2m 11yds 1 11-10 105 Arthur Guinness H'cap H'dle €6,600
Galway 29/07/21 Hearts Are Trumps HcpHdl 2m 11yds 15 10-6 137 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A
Galway 28/07/21 Getaway Queen HcpHdl 2m 110yds 6 9-12 102 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle €600
Galway 28/07/21 Darasso (FR) HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 5 11-2 150 The Tote Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) Grade A €7,500
Galway 28/07/21 Benefit Run HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 2 10-3 119 Tote Sponsor Of The Galway Races Hcp Sch €6,000
Limerick 22/07/21 Blackyellowred HcpHdl 2m 11 11-5 86 Knocklong H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Le Hachette HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 10 10-0 95 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 King Lenox (GB) NovHdl 2m 1f 95yds 8 10-10 Brewin Dolphin Rated Novice H'dle
Tipperary 18/07/21 Santana Plessis (FR) BegCh 2m 120yds u.r. 12-0 Tipperary Racecourse Beginners S'chase
Tipperary 18/07/21 Bentham HcpCh 2m 3f p.u. 10-3 112 Tipperary Town Plate H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Wicklow Flyer MdnHdl 2m 3f 170yds 1 10-11 M'dn H'dle €6,000
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Broomfields Kan HcpHdl 3m 180yds 10 11-9 97 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Dento Des Obeaux (FR) HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 12-0 95 Follow Kilbeggan On Instagram H'cap S'ch €2,000
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Ardla MdnHdl 2m 4 12-0 Coola M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €500
Downpatrick 13/07/21 Hidden Land (USA) MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-5 Toals Bookmakers (Mares) M'dn H'dle €6,000

*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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