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 thetote.com 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 2019/202012844814€234,900€47,450€282,350
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 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

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
Galway 16/09/19 Princely Conn BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 12 11-12 Win Big With Tote Beginners S'chase
Galway 16/09/19 Persian Wind HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds fell 11-10 107 Kenny Developments H'cap S'chase
Galway 16/09/19 Baby Bellini HcpHdl 2m 130yds 14 10-0 83 angloprinters.ie H'cap H'dle
Galway 16/09/19 Viscount Wilson (GB) Hdl 2m 2f 204yds 7 10-0 100 It's Our 150th Birthday Claiming H'dle
Galway 16/09/19 Fighting Fit (GB) MdnHdl 2m 130yds 10 11-8 Kenny Developments M'dn H'dle
Listowel 12/09/19 Lessofdnegativity HcpHdl 3m 11 10-5 104 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 12/09/19 Spring Watch BegCh 2m 6f fell 11-12 Kevin McManus Beginners S'chase
Listowel 11/09/19 Oscar Knight HcpCh 3m 6 9-12 131 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €4,000
Listowel 10/09/19 Fou Diligence MdnHdl 2m 2 11-4 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle €4,000
Listowel 08/09/19 Indian Music NovCh 2m 1f 4 11-0 97 Cheestrings Novice S'chase €1,100
Listowel 08/09/19 Charlie Bit Me Hdl 2m 6 10-8 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle €400
Listowel 08/09/19 The Big Lense HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-3 118 Kerry Group H'cap S'chase €24,000
Down Royal 30/08/19 Lopito (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-1 PepsiCo M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 30/08/19 Wink Wink HcpHdl 2m 100yds 9 11-4 92 Hovis H'cap H'dle
Down Royal 30/08/19 Sir Ector (USA) HcpHdl 2m 6f 14 11-9 99 Kerry Foods H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 29/08/19 Dorus Day HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 11 11-3 86 Race Displays H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 27/08/19 Benefit Run HcpHdl 2m 2f 84yds 6 11-7 96 David Heneghan Memorial H'cap H'dle €115
Downpatrick 26/08/19 Allardyce (GB) HcpCh 2m 3f 55yds 7 11-6 112 Hannontravel.com Win A Trip H'cap Schase
Downpatrick 26/08/19 Rock On Aussie BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 5 11-12 Caldwell Wedding Anniversary Beg S'chase €360
Killarney 23/08/19 Marmalade N Toast MdnHdl 2m 1f 12 11-7 Get Racing TV For 12.50 Today M'dn Hdle
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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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