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 TheTote.com 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.
TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Lord Scoundrel - 2016)
Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Anibale Fly (FR) - 2017)
ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) (Sassy Diva - 2019)
Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) (Razoul - 2019)
Midlands National H'cap S'chase (Phil's Magic - 2017)
Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Kilcarry Bridge - 2017)
TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Colms Dream - 2016)
Charleville EBF (Mares) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) (Scarlet And Dove - 2021)
Betway S'chase (Grade 3) (Timeforwest - 2019)
McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase (Kilcarry Bridge - 2017)
Billecart-Salmon H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Wakea (USA) - 2016)
Flyingbolt Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (Scarlet And Dove - 2021)
Tegral Kildare GAA Brown Lad H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Mrs Mac Veale - 2015)
Guinness H'cap H'dle (Heartbreak City (FR) - 2016)
Easter H'cap Hdle (Grade C) (Last Goodbye - 2016)
Naas Supporters H'cap H'dle (Mount Pelier - 2019)
AD Centre Jack Duggan Memorial Hcap Hdle (Polar Present - 2017)
Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase (Paper Lantern - 2018)
Tommy Carberry H'cap H'dle (Carrig Sam - 2022)
NavanRacecourse.ie Rated Novice S'chse (Fils D'oudairies (FR) - 2020)
*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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