Connor King

Date of Birth: August 19, 1998

County of origin: Cork

First winner: Precious Stone (David Wachman) Leopardstown, October 27, 2012

Champion Apprentice Jockey: 2013, 2015

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Connor King signed up as an apprentice with David Wachman while still in school and got his racecourse career off to the perfect start when riding Precious Stone to success at Leopardstown on his first ride on October 27th, 2012. He dominated the apprentice ranks the following year and was crowned champion with 37 winners.

He completed the first double of his career at Bellewstown on July 5th, 2013 and but bettered that in no uncertain terms when riding four winners at Cork on August 6th. Those wins included his first stakes success on the Jessica Harrington-trained Royal Blue Star in the Listed Platinum Stakes.

King lost his claim when riding his 95th winner on the Rodger Sweeney-trained Daliyan at Gowran Park on September 2nd, 2015 and won the apprentice championship for second time at the end of that season. 

In September 2017, Connor moved to Britain to continue his career as a jump jockey and based himself with Brian Ellison's yard in North Yorkshire. He returned to Ireland in May 2019 and is based with Joseph O'Brien. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/2017603554€24,375€20,450€44,825
Winter All Weather 2015/20166861065€41,300€34,745€76,045
Winter All Weather 2014/2015991091015€74,900€30,040€104,940
Winter All Weather 2013/2014632716€11,900€14,185€26,085
Winter All Weather 2012/2013250101€0€1,540€1,540
National Hunt 2019/2020100110€0€4,630€4,630
National Hunt 2016/201760010€0€1,250€1,250
Flat 20171194849€29,688€43,350€73,038
Flat 201620611181820€88,788€111,015€199,803
Flat 201534829263331€262,290€148,225€410,515
Flat 201434422144329€173,935€107,678€281,613
Flat 201335338394235€334,270€189,182€523,452
Flat 201211000€13,200€0€13,200

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
Clonmel 05/09/19 Crafty Codger HcpHdl 2m 81yds 8 11-2 85 Giantsgrave H'cap H'dle
Wexford 05/07/19 Spring Well MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 Audi Wexford M'dn H'dle €230
Punchestown 12/06/19 Nibblers Charm MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-12 Download The Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 11/06/19 An Fearchan HcpHdl 2m 7f 198yds 10 11-10 106 Sigmar Recruitment H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 07/06/19 Spring Well MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races M'dn H'dle
Tramore 01/06/19 Spring Well MdnHdl 2m 7 11-4 Ger Murphy Plant Hire M'dn H'dle
Tramore 01/06/19 Measured MdnHdl 2m 5f 8 11-4 Kilmeaden Business Centre M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 17/05/19 Dathuil Dearg MdnHdl 2m 3f 61yds 7 10-6 Irish Farmers Journal M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 13/05/19 An Fearchan MdnHdl 2m 4f 199yds 3 11-12 Follow Us On Facebook M'dn H'dle €1,100
Roscommon 13/05/19 Iknowwhereiamnow HcpHdl 2m 136yds 2 10-7 100 Connaughton Auctioneers H'cap H'dle €3,300
Curragh 20/08/17 Wolfofbaggotstreet F 5f 6 9-3 97 Qatar Racing And Equestrian Curragh Stks (Group 3) Group 3 €1,200
Curragh 20/08/17 Lethal Power Mdn 7f 12 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 19/08/17 Prep Mdn 6f 15 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Tramore 19/08/17 Flattothemat (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 10 10-2 62 Martha's Bar H'cap
Tramore 19/08/17 Silken Thomas Hcp 2m 4 9-5 52 BoyleSports H'cap €550
Gowran Park 16/08/17 Rockfish Mdn 7f 12 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Gowran Park 16/08/17 Dragon Fei F 1m 1f 100yds 14 9-7 94 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stks (Listed) Listed
Tipperary 11/08/17 New Story (GB) F 1m 1f 3 9-9 92 McGrath Oil Claiming Race €1,050
Roscommon 08/08/17 Imbucato (GB) Hcp 7f 70yds 5 9-1 52 Michael Holland Tyres H'cap €263
Roscommon 08/08/17 Extremely Mdn 7f 70yds 11 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auc (F) Mdn
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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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