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 2021/202210000€0€0€0
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 2022/2023818538€49,800€94,325€144,125
National Hunt 2021/202244332333525€304,500€271,525€576,025
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 202110000€0€360€360
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
Listowel 23/09/22 Best Behavior HcpCh 2m 6f u.r. 11-2 127 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase
Listowel 23/09/22 Krujers Girl HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-8 103 Paud Fitzmaurice Memorial H'cap S'chase
Listowel 23/09/22 Talk Of The Town MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 21/09/22 Saddle In The Rain MdnHdl 2m 10 11-12 McSweeney Brothers M'dn H'dle
Listowel 19/09/22 Global Export HcpHdl 2m u.r. 10-8 124 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 18/09/22 Pont Audemer (FR) Hdl 2m 13 10-8 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle
Navan 17/09/22 Starlight Oasis (GB) MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 12 11-3 Bar One Racing Bet In-Play Mdn Hdle (Div 2)
Navan 17/09/22 Brock Beauty MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-5 Bar One Racing Bet On Mobile M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Favorite Moon (GER) MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-12 Downpatrick Autumn M'dn H'dle €6,000
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Krujers Girl HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 1 11-2 94 Remembering Caughoo H'cap S'chase €6,600
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Magheralin Mick NovHdl 2m 5f 110yds 4 11-10 J P C Rated Novice H'dle €550
Sligo 14/09/22 Benefit Run HcpCh 2m 1f 55yds p.u. 11-0 118 Frank O'Beirne H'cap S'chase
Sligo 14/09/22 Clonbury Bridge BegCh 2m 5f 47yds 2 11-12 108 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase €2,200
Killarney 20/08/22 Railway Hurricane HcpCh 2m 4f u.r. 10-4 123 Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Killarney 19/08/22 Arverne (FR) HcpCh 2m 7f 4 12-0 102 Owens McCarthy Claims H'cap S'chase €525
Killarney 19/08/22 Mica Malpic (FR) HcpCh 2m 4f 3 11-12 107 Kelly Foley O'Connor Pyne H'cap S'chase €1,150
Killarney 19/08/22 Arch Enemy MdnHdl 2m 1f 7 10-5 Irish Examiner 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Sligo 17/08/22 Go Large HcpHdl 2m 4f 141yds p.u. 10-12 88 Sligo Chamber Of Commerce H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 08/08/22 Can't Stop Smiling MdnHdl 2m 143yds 7 10-8 Carney's Eating House M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Grangeclare Native HcpCh 3m 1f p.u. 11-13 107 Kieran Kelly Memorial H'cap S'chase

*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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