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 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 2020/2021110010€0€1,670€1,670
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 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
Tipperary 01/07/20 Attalco (FR) HcpCh 2m 7f 70yds 9 10-11 85 Emly H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Subset HcpHdl 2m 3f 180yds 5 11-6 87 Mullingar H'cap H'dle €270
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Railway Muice HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds u.r. 11-2 85 Follow Kilbeggan On Insta H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 The Perch HcpHdl 2m fell 11-1 88 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Ballycloven Beat MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 5 12-0 Tullamore (C & G) M'dn H'dle €300
Tipperary 26/06/20 Roachdale House HcpHdl 2m 7 11-11 106 Oola H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 26/06/20 Boston Babe HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-13 80 Junction H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Roscommon 24/06/20 Inshallah Queen (GB) MdnHdl 2m 47yds p.u. 11-2 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Roscommon 24/06/20 Chasing Abbey HcpHdl 2m 4f 198yds 3 11-10 105 The Knockcroghery H'cap H'dle €1,100
Roscommon 24/06/20 Elusive Touch MdnHdl 2m 47yds 14 11-1 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Limerick 22/06/20 Bobby Boy MdnHdl 2m 100yds 11 12-0 Well Done To All Frontline Staff Mdn Hdl (Div 2)
Clonmel 24/03/20 Cosa Ban MdnHdl 2m 2f 87yds 1 11-7 Play Lotto On The App M'dn H'dle €6,900
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Its Theway Forward (GB) MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 13 10-5 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Its All Guesswork HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds p.u. 11-5 128 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Hell On Earth HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 7 11-4 99 Racing TV H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 22/03/20 The Very Man Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-9 125 WKD Rated H'dle €10,800
Thurles 21/03/20 Chesterfield King BegCh 2m 6f u.r. 12-0 Horse & Jockey Beginners S'chase
Thurles 21/03/20 Persian Wind HcpCh 2m 4f 91yds p.u. 11-7 111 Duggan Veterinary H'cap S'chase
Wexford 17/03/20 Handsworth MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 108 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle
Wexford 17/03/20 Insane Bolt HcpHdl 2m 7 10-7 102 M2 Construction, Wexford Nov H'cap H'dle

*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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