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 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 2022/202322116121318€133,800€161,300€295,100
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

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
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Portland Row HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-4 92 Langtons Kilkenny H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Broomfield Bijou MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 5 11-7 HAY 'How Are Ya' Campaign (M) M'dn H'dle €300
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Harvey's Quay BegCh 2m 9 11-12 Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beg. S'ch
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Buachaillbocht (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 10 11-4 Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Norwigi HcpCh 2m 5f 5 11-8 109 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Hcap S'chase €330
Down Royal 24/01/23 Areuhavingacup MdnHdl 2m 1f 33yds p.u. 11-4 Molson Coors Beverage Company M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 24/01/23 Limerick Lace NovCh 2m 50yds 1 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch €11,100
Down Royal 24/01/23 Arverne (FR) HcpCh 3m 3 10-8 103 Madrí Excepcional H'cap S'chase €1,450
Down Royal 24/01/23 Galactica (FR) HcpHdl 2m 1f 33yds 8 11-3 93 Coors (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Thurles 22/01/23 Brides Hill NovCh 2m 4f 78yds 2 10-12 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €10,000
Thurles 22/01/23 Broomfields Jeremy HcpCh 2m 5f 162yds 5 11-5 122 www.thurlesraces.ie H'cap S'chase €480
Navan 21/01/23 Hillsin HcpHdl 2m 4f 14 10-12 93 Ardmulchan H'cap H'dle
Navan 21/01/23 Islo (FR) BegCh 3m 6 11-4 Wilkinstown Beginners S'chase €260
Clonmel 17/01/23 Blue Sari (FR) Hdl 2m 164yds 2 11-12 Munster H'dle €2,300
Clonmel 17/01/23 One Cool Lady MdnHdl 2m 164yds 4 10-13 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle €500
Punchestown 16/01/23 Got Grey (FR) MdnHdl 2m 17 11-7 15% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Whatdoyouknow HcpHdl 3m 100yds p.u. 11-2 90 National Trial Day 19th Feb H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Do Whatever MdnHdl 2m 16 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 1)
Punchestown 15/01/23 Low Mileage BegCh 2m 6f 150yds fell 11-6 Sporting Life Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 15/01/23 Alpha Steed MdnHdl 2m 13 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
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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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