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

Did you know?

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 2019/202022511101421€301,500€94,575€396,075
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
Punchestown 17/11/19 Call It Magic Ch 3m 9 11-4 134 EMS Copiers Risk Of Thunder S'chase
Punchestown 17/11/19 Roxboro Road HcpCh 2m 6f 140yds s.u. 10-0 111 Ryans Cleaning H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 17/11/19 Charlie Bit Me Hdl 2m fell 11-0 Nally Bros Supp. Longford GAA 3-Y-O Hdle
Punchestown 17/11/19 Barnet Brook MdnHdl 2m 6f 6 11-10 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. M'dn H'dl €400
Punchestown 16/11/19 The Long Mile (GB) BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 14 11-12 Naas Oil Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 16/11/19 Handsworth MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 11 11-7 Kildare Now M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 16/11/19 Broomfield's Oscar HcpHdl 3m 5 11-5 104 Punchestown For Christmas H'cap H'dle €360
Clonmel 14/11/19 Fou Diligence HcpHdl 2m 3f 101yds 2 11-5 104 Prior Park Service Station H'cap H'dle €2,500
Clonmel 14/11/19 Ciara's Treasure MdnHdl 2m 110yds 4 11-0 Red Mills EBF (Mares) Auction M'dn H'dle €1,000
Clonmel 14/11/19 Millen To One MdnHdl 2m 3f 101yds 4 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €700
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Iknowwhereiamnow HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 102 Book Tickets At fairyhouse.ie H'cap Hdle €220
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Gealach MdnHdl 2m 6 10-12 Winter Festival 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €220
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Universal Focus (GER) HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-10 92 Your Fundraiser At Fairyhouse H'cap Hdle
Navan 10/11/19 Peace N' Milan HcpHdl 2m 17 10-6 105 The Hotel Park St Johann H'cap H'dle
Navan 10/11/19 Theatre World HcpHdl 2m 6f 1 11-3 107 Navanracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle €7,200
Navan 10/11/19 Royal Reve (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-12 P.S. Supplies Doors & Floors M'dn H'dle
Navan 10/11/19 Caravation BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €340
Naas 09/11/19 Kildorrery Ch 2m 3 11-1 132 Poplar Square S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €3,250
Naas 09/11/19 Ten Ten BegCh 2m 3f 5 11-12 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase €435
Naas 09/11/19 Surin (FR) Hdl 2m 1 10-10 131 Fishery Lane H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €19,500
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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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