Donagh Meyler

Date of birth: December 2nd, 1995

County of origin: Kilkenny

First winner: Anibale Fly (Tony Martin) Navan, March 1st, 2015

Assoc. Trainers: Tony Martin, Noel Meade, Karl Thornton

Significant Horses (selected): Anibale Fly, Lord Scoundrel, Blow By Blow, Colms Dream, Tiger Roll, Wakea, Kilcarry Bridge, Phil's Magic

Did you know:

From Kilmacow, County Kilkenny, Donagh Meyler rode his first winner when taking the Athboy INH Flat Race on the Tony Martin-trained Anibale Fly at Navan on March 1st, 2015. He quickly established himself as one of the leading conditional riders and struck up a rewarding partnership on the Karl Thornton-trained Colms Dream on whom he won five races. However, his first notable success came on the Gordon Elliott-trained Lord Scoundrel who won Galway Plate at the Galway festival on July 27th, 2016. It was his 30th career win. Donagh also won the JT McNamara Munster National on the Elliott-trained Tiger Roll in October 2016 and he rode out his claim when landing the Midlands National on Tony Martin's Phil's Magic at Kilbeggan in July of the following year.

Donagh's biggest win came when he landed the €200,000 Paddy Power Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in 2017 on Tony Martin's Anibale Fly, the horse that gave him his first career success. Donagh rode his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival on the Gordon Elliott-trained Blow By Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle in 2018. 

He rode the first treble of his career at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day, 2022. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/202325125151621€323,400€109,820€433,220
National Hunt 2021/202226015132424€115,200€124,675€239,875
National Hunt 2020/202130226252727€222,600€185,895€408,495
National Hunt 2019/202025210221820€111,913€118,428€230,340
National Hunt 2018/201928420281724€223,688€184,888€408,575
National Hunt 2017/201826914161828€272,250€162,750€435,000
National Hunt 2016/201729424322226€419,438€187,738€607,175
National Hunt 2015/201624724422020€249,563€198,248€447,810
National Hunt 2014/2015433554€22,750€14,020€36,770
National Hunt 2013/2014140001€0€350€350
Flat 201610000€0€250€250
Flat 201540001€0€475€475

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 02/06/23 Frazel Express BegCh 2m 5f p.u. 11-5 Curraghmore Beginners S'chase
Tramore 02/06/23 Sefarina MdnHdl 2m 120yds 9 10-6 Ballyduff M'dn H'dle
Tramore 02/06/23 Weir Lane MdnHdl 2m 5f 30yds 9 11-7 Kilmeaden (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Art Of Silence MdnHdl 2m 40yds 3 11-12 Sheridan Electric M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €1,050
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Courthill HcpHdl 2m 6f 13yds p.u. 11-2 83 FBD H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 Hallowed Star HcpCh 2m 7f 5 11-3 135 McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase (Listed) Listed €2,400
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 Lieutenant Highway BegCh 2m 1f 4 11-12 McHale Tiger Roll Beginners S'chase €550
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 Merlin Giant (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6f 92yds 13 11-12 139 McHale Mayo H'cap H'dle
Limerick 26/05/23 Dromore Warrior HcpHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-4 85 Regeneron Ireland H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Limerick 26/05/23 Angelsworknovrtime MdnHdl 2m 100yds 3 10-11 93 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €2,000
Limerick 26/05/23 Glendars Mahler MdnHdl 2m 3f 9 11-7 Regeneron (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Limerick 26/05/23 No Bodder HcpHdl 2m 3f 14 10-13 93 The Regeneron 'Science To Medicine' H'ca
Limerick 25/05/23 Desert Friend BegCh 2m 6f 160yds 6 11-12 Shoe Rescue Beginners S'chase €270
Punchestown 23/05/23 Tincurra Lad HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 13 11-2 89 Summer In Town Family Ticket H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Carroll's Pride HcpHdl 2m 3f 80yds 7 11-3 84 Join Us For Summer In Town H'cap Hdle (Div 2)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Alpha Male (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 80yds 8 11-8 89 Join Us For Summer In Town H'cap Hdle (Div 1)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Fancy A Cosmo Hdl 2m 3f 80yds 2 12-0 102 Supporting Festival 2023 Claiming H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 23/05/23 Joven De Corazon MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 9 11-0 Summer In Town BBQ & Sports M'dn H'dle
Killarney 15/05/23 R'evelyn Pleasure HcpCh 2m 4f 7 12-0 109 BoyleSports H'cap S'chase
Killarney 15/05/23 Bint Freya MdnHdl 2m 6f 50yds 3 10-13 92 Killarney Racegoers Club (M) M'dn H'dle €1,050

*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).