Date of Birth: July 11, 1996
County of origin: Kildare
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.
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).
thetote.com Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) (Borice (FR) - 2019)
Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Spider Web - 2018)
Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Tempo Mac - 2016)
Hanlon EBF Glencarraig Lady (M) Hcp S'ch (Grade C) (Mallards In Flight - 2015)
Woodlands Nas Na Riogh Novice H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Empire Of Dirt - 2015)
Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (The Long Mile (GB) - 2020)
Sky Sports Launching Jan 1st Novice Hdle (Grade 2) (Derrinross - 2018)
BARONERACING Porterstown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Dinnie's Vinnie - 2018)
EasyFix H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Nearly Nama'd - 2017)
TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Mr Diablo - 2017)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade C) (Kilford - 2016)
Kerry Group H'cap S'chase (The Big Lense - 2019)
John J. Galvin H'cap S'chase (Nearly Nama'd - 2019)
Kerry Group Stayers Novice H'dle (Derrinross - 2018)
Fishery Lane H'dle (Grade 3) (Surin (FR) - 2019)
thetote.com Connacht Nat. H'cap S'chase (Aranhill Chief - 2015)
Ryanair EBF Novice H'cap H'dle (Bentelimar - 2014)
TRI Equestrian Stable Staff H'cap Schase (Coeur Joyeux - 2017)
attheraces.com H'cap H'dle (Rightdownthemiddle - 2015)
www.corkracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle (Chatham Street Lad - 2019)
*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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