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 2019/202010233712€210,900€35,028€245,928
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
Sligo 20/08/19 The Perch MdnHdl 2m 1f 110yds 5 11-2 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 40 (M) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 18/08/19 Persian Wind HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 6 10-10 109 McCarthys Irish Bar H'cap S'chase €600
Tramore 16/08/19 Old Supporter HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 4 10-4 73 MM Halley & Son Solicitors H'cap S'chase €525
Tramore 16/08/19 Wink Wink MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds p.u. 11-1 93 Noel Ryan Tree Surgeon(Mares) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 15/08/19 Alice Johnston HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds p.u. 11-4 87 O'Neills Bar H'cap H'dle
Tramore 15/08/19 Western Sea NovCh 2m 2 11-3 Three Ireland Rated Novice S'chase €2,500
Ballinrobe 12/08/19 Charlie Bit Me MdnHdl 2m 180yds 4 10-12 J.J.Burke 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €460
Downpatrick 11/08/19 Bythesametoken HcpHdl 2m 5f 165yds 7 11-8 91 Ladies Comp H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 10/08/19 Crackin' Pint (GB) MdnHdl 2m 11 11-4 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 40 Offer M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 10/08/19 Ivanovich Gorbatov HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 8 11-12 132 @KilbegganRaces On Instagram H'cap S'ch
Sligo 08/08/19 Benefit Run HcpHdl 2m 1f 6 11-7 97 Carlsberg H'cap H'dle €230
Sligo 08/08/19 Theatre World MdnHdl 3m 3 11-4 98 Blind Tiger Bar & Restaurant M'dn H'dle €1,150
Roscommon 06/08/19 Daisy Chicks HcpCh 3m 101yds fell 10-11 80 Michael Holland Tyres H'cap S'chase
Roscommon 06/08/19 Charlie Bit Me MdnHdl 1m 7f 135yds 12 10-12 Railway Bar 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 06/08/19 Rathronan MdnHdl 2m 3f 200yds p.u. 11-12 Paul Byron Shoes M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 06/08/19 Roconga BegCh 2m 29yds 3 11-12 J.F. Hanley Beg. S'chase €1,250
Cork 05/08/19 Bridgets Cross (GB) MdnHdl 2m 6 11-7 Family Fun Raceday Today (M) M'dn H'dle €260
Cork 05/08/19 Wink Wink HcpHdl 2m 3f 21 11-7 95 Follow Us On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle
Cork 05/08/19 Alcander (FR) HcpHdl 2m 7 10-4 98 Children Under 14 Race Free H'cap H'dle
Galway 04/08/19 A Toi Phil (FR) Ch 2m 6f 111yds 4 11-3 145 Watch Racing TV Now S'chase €1,500

*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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