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 2020/20212115121317€32,700€64,650€97,350
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
Navan 18/12/20 Coeur Joyeux HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 12-0 109 Happy Christmas And New Year Hcap Schase
Navan 18/12/20 Captain Court MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 12-0 Mervyn Gray Construction M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/20 Octobia MdnHdl 2m 19 11-4 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 17/12/20 Junior Rattler MdnHdl 2m 1f 8 11-10 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 17/12/20 Ballydam (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-6 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/12/20 Lord M HcpHdl 2m 7f 110yds 11 11-5 97 Happy Christmas From Fairyhouse Hcp Hdle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 12/12/20 Lady Kapalua MdnHdl 2m p.u. 10-9 Thanks To All Our Sponsors 3-Y-O Mdn Hdl
Fairyhouse 12/12/20 Fou Diligence HcpHdl 2m 5 11-9 104 Irish Racing Industry Fundraiser Hcp Hdl €330
Punchestown 11/12/20 Fighting Fit (GB) HcpHdl 2m 100yds 1 11-12 93 Punchestown H'cap H'dle €5,400
Punchestown 11/12/20 Broomfields Jeremy HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-10 116 Gift A Punchestown Voucher H'cap H'dle €1,100
Punchestown 11/12/20 Stone Mason MdnHdl 2m 100yds 14 11-11 Punchestown M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 11/12/20 Calthor BegCh 2m 8 12-0 GAIN Support Laois GAA Beginners S'chase
Tramore 10/12/20 Broomfield's Oscar HcpHdl 2m 5f 50yds 8 11-10 103 Kilmurrin Cove (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 08/12/20 Monaghanarmaghlady MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-2 Gift A Donation This Year M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 08/12/20 Archies Charm (GB) NovHdl 2m 4f 13 11-7 Shop Local Online Rated Novice H'dle
Punchestown 08/12/20 Captain Court MdnHdl 2m 130yds 14 12-0 Irish Racing Industry Fundraiser Mdn Hdl
Navan 05/12/20 Miss Us O MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 11-7 Hotel Park St Johann Tirol M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Clonmel 03/12/20 Oscar Sam BegCh 2m 49yds 10 12-0 Clonmel Supporters Club Beginners S'chse
Fairyhouse 29/11/20 Campeador (FR) HcpHdl 2m 9 10-11 130 Bar One Racing Extra Places H'cap H'dle (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Milestone Girl MdnHdl 2m 15 11-7 Kettles Country House Fingal M'dn H'dle (Div 1)

*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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