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

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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 2021/20221681091615€73,500€71,770€145,270
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
Gowran Park 27/01/22 Kingsgate BegCh 2m 5 12-0 Daly Farrell Accountants Beg. S'chase
Gowran Park 27/01/22 Kashi (FR) HcpHdl 2m fell 11-9 97 Langtons Kilkenny H'cap H'dle
Down Royal 25/01/22 Wanchu Bach HcpCh 2m 4f 14 11-6 87 Molson Coors H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 25/01/22 Dutch Schultz (GB) MdnHdl 2m 150yds 4 12-0 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 25/01/22 Ardera Ru HcpHdl 2m 150yds 4 11-1 96 Molson Coors (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Down Royal 25/01/22 The Priests Leap NovCh 2m 50yds 7 11-12 123 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch
Thurles 23/01/22 The Miracle Man MdnHdl 1m 7f 101yds 11 10-13 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Navan 22/01/22 Caletta Storm MdnHdl 2m 4f 16 11-7 Graigs Lane M'dn Hdle (Div 1)
Navan 22/01/22 Influential Lady HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-10 105 Ardmulchan H'cap H'dle
Navan 22/01/22 Wanchu Bach HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-13 87 Gormanlough H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 17/01/22 I Doubt That MdnHdl 2m 13 11-9 Hollywoodbets Bet 10 Get 20 M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 17/01/22 Miss Polly Shelby MdnHdl 2m 4f 130yds p.u. 11-9 Hollywoodbets Money Back (M) M'dn Hdle
Fairyhouse 15/01/22 Whowonthetoss MdnHdl 2m 2 11-6 ITM Stallion Trail M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/22 Danny The Fence MdnHdl 2m 4f 10 11-6 Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 09/01/22 Zoffanien BegCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-10 132 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase
Cork 08/01/22 Jim's Hope MdnHdl 2m p.u. 12-0 M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/01/22 R'evelyn Pleasure HcpCh 2m 4f 5 11-6 122 GAIN H'cap S'chase €510
Clonmel 06/01/22 Full Noise HcpHdl 2m 3f 182yds 2 12-0 93 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €2,000
Clonmel 06/01/22 Chapel Street MdnHdl 2m 164yds 10 12-0 Monroe M'dn H'dle
Naas 02/01/22 He Ain't Heavy MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 15 12-0 INH Stallion Owners EBF 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).

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