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

Did you know?

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 2020/20212505151517€32,700€77,390€110,090
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 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
Kilbeggan 22/04/21 Union Gap HcpHdl 3m 140yds 7 11-9 104 H'cap H'dle
Tramore 19/04/21 Javoski MdnHdl 2m 13 11-6 Ladies Day August 14th M'dn H'dle
Tramore 19/04/21 Lady Kapalua HcpHdl 2m 4f 120yds 8 10-7 85 Anne Valley Walk H'cap H'dle
Tramore 19/04/21 Flying Amy MdnHdl 2m 5 10-11 Newtown M'dn H'dle €300
Tramore 19/04/21 Doldido BegCh 2m 5f 175yds 8 12-0 98 Tramore Promenade Beginners S'chase
Tramore 18/04/21 Abyssinian HcpHdl 2m 4f 70yds 12 11-2 104 FormaHoof H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 16/04/21 Its Theway Forward (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 142yds 9 11-1 81 Michael Cawe Suspended Ceilings Hcp Hdle
Limerick 15/04/21 Handsworth HcpHdl 2m 10 12-0 102 Patrickswell H'cap H'dle
Limerick 15/04/21 Clonbury Bridge HcpHdl 2m 5f 5 11-13 94 Newcastlewest H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €300
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Hopefully HcpHdl 2m 15 10-9 97 Fairyhouse Merchandise (M) H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Be One (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 12-0 M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Rebelle Chaud MdnHdl 2m 13 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares M'dn Hdle
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Ballykilmurray MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 12-0 M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 13/04/21 Pairc Na Ngael BegCh 2m 150yds 13 12-0 Fairyhouse Evening Racing Beg. S'chase
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Gaelic Des Chastys (FR) MdnHdl 2m 7 12-0 Ryan's Cleaning & Recycling M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Fou Diligence HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-9 108 Cawley Furniture Novice H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 01/04/21 Mahler Storm MdnHdl 2m 2f 63yds 11 11-1 Join (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 01/04/21 Stolen Moment HcpHdl 2m 2f 63yds 7 11-1 82 Home Of The Placepot H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 01/04/21 Desire De Joie (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 202yds 6 12-0 Quirke uPVC Windows (Clonmel) Beg. S'ch €220
Limerick 28/03/21 Be One (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 11 12-0 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle (Div 2)

*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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