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 2022/2023172101€21,900€4,440€26,340
National Hunt 2021/202260000€0€200€200
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Kilbeggan 21/04/23 Dark Note (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-4 Spring Two Day N.H. Meeting M'dn H'dle €300
Thurles 09/02/23 Mon Coeur MdnHdl 1m 7f 132yds 5 11-11 M'dn H'dle €300
Punchestown 30/01/23 Mon Coeur MdnHdl 2m 2 11-12 Bar One Racing Best Odds M'dn H'dle €2,500
Leopardstown 29/12/22 Away To Sea (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 M'dn H'dle €300
Thurles 01/12/22 John Cannon (GB) BegCh 2m 2f fell 11-12 Richard Brennan Fencing Beginners S'ch
Punchestown 29/11/22 Away To Sea (FR) MdnHdl 2m 57yds 8 11-12 William Hill Play Responsibly M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Tipperary 02/10/22 John Cannon (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1 11-5 118 Racing TV H'cap H'dle €9,900
Listowel 19/09/22 John Cannon (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-8 118 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle €12,000
Ballinrobe 09/09/22 Bonnie Kellie HcpHdl 2m 5f 181yds 7 11-1 100 Burleigh Accountancy H'cap H'dle
Galway 05/09/22 John Cannon (GB) MdnHdl 2m 130yds 4 11-12 118 Kenny Developments M'dn H'dle €650
Galway 05/09/22 Francis Marion HcpHdl 2m 6f 110yds 7 12-0 95 The Galway H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Cork 01/08/22 Robins Venture MdnHdl 2m 1f 15 11-7 Mallow (M) M'dn H'dle
Galway 30/07/22 Francis Marion MdnHdl 2m 150yds 9 11-12 BoyleSports Download The App M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 19/07/22 Francis Marion MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 8 11-4 Mayo News M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/07/22 Francis Marion MdnHdl 2m 190yds 9 11-12 Tickets M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 11/06/22 Trim To Milan MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 10-13 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €390
Down Royal 02/05/22 Angels Dawn Hdl 3m b.d. 10-12 118 Club Orange H'dle
Fairyhouse 16/04/22 Ishan (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 18 11-2 Mongey Communications M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 08/04/22 Kalnoo MdnHdl 2m 1f 142yds 8 10-13 Bowers Bar & Restaurant (M) M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 12/03/22 Kalnoo MdnHdl 2m 12 11-7 Best Of Luck To The Irish (M) M'dn 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).