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 2021/202218814161211€98,100€99,525€197,625
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

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
Cork 17/10/21 Golden Glen HcpHdl 3m 50yds 6 10-8 86 Thank You To The Frontline H'cap H'dle
Cork 17/10/21 Kitty Galore HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds p.u. 9-13 120 coopsuperstores.ie H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Tramore 14/10/21 Broomfield Hall MdnHdl 2m 4f 73yds 3 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €1,300
Tramore 14/10/21 Kilkeaskins First NovCh 1m 7f 50yds 3 11-6 100 Pickardstown Rated Novice S'chase €1,100
Punchestown 13/10/21 Broomfields Jeremy HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 5 11-9 127 Punchestown Annual Membership Hcap H'dle €480
Punchestown 13/10/21 Elmount MdnHdl 2m 5 12-0 BetVictor Support Irish Racing M'dn Hdle €360
Punchestown 13/10/21 Hurricane Georgie NovCh 2m 2f 140yds 2 10-1 Extra Places At BetVictor Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €5,500
Punchestown 13/10/21 Bonarc HcpHdl 2m 5 11-0 111 Go Racing In Kildare (Mares) H'cap H'dle €435
Limerick 10/10/21 Dromore Lad HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-1 128 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 09/10/21 Western Run BegCh 2m 5f 3 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €1,400
Downpatrick 08/10/21 Handsworth BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 8 12-0 C Russell Auto Sales Ltd Beginners S'ch
Downpatrick 08/10/21 Lady Kapalua HcpHdl 2m 1f 165yds p.u. 10-8 80 Randox Health H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 08/10/21 Aghinagh MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 8 11-13 Randox Health M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/10/21 Call A Cab HcpCh 2m 2f 110yds 4 10-2 113 Guinness H'cap S'chase €1,050
Galway 05/10/21 Argenta HcpHdl 2m 160yds 8 11-6 86 The Galway H'cap H'dle
Galway 05/10/21 Fighting Fit (GB) BegCh 2m 2f 110yds 8 12-0 BetVictor Beginners S'chase
Galway 05/10/21 Pour Pavore HcpHdl 2m 3f 19yds 1 11-3 103 Ryans Cleaning, Disinfecting H'cap H'dle €6,600
Tipperary 03/10/21 Tesseract HcpCh 2m 1f 2 11-12 116 Tipperary H'cap S'chase €2,200
Tipperary 03/10/21 Brides Hill HcpHdl 2m 1 10-7 108 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €9,600
Tipperary 03/10/21 Bonarc NovHdl 2m 2 10-10 108 Joe Mac Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €5,500
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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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