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 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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/202319020131216€201,300€81,370€282,670
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

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
Punchestown 30/01/23 Allez George HcpHdl 3m 20yds p.u. 10-13 80 Bar One Racing Exclusive Offer Hcap Hdle
Punchestown 30/01/23 Young Darleen MdnHdl 2m 4f 70yds 6 11-7 Bar One Racing Sign Up (M) M'dn H'dle €250
Naas 29/01/23 Allez Rock MdnHdl 2m 3f 15 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 28/01/23 Coco Kolada MdnHdl 2m 22 11-12 Rich History & Well Chosen M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 24/01/23 Kashi (FR) NovHdl 2m 1f 33yds 7 11-7 116 Franciscan Well Rated Novice H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Salmanino (FR) BegCh 2m 6f 150yds 1 11-12 Sporting Life Beginners S'chase €7,800
Punchestown 15/01/23 Teuchters Glory MdnHdl 2m 5 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 2) €375
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Sea Ducor (GB) NovCh 2m 5f 121yds fell 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov S'ch
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Aurora Princess MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 8 11-7 Peter Nolan Equine (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Cork 07/01/23 Desert Friend NovHdl 2m 4 11-5 116 McCarthy Plant & Agri Rated Novice H'dle €750
Cork 07/01/23 Kanzino MdnHdl 2m 11 10-13 Happy New Year From All At Cork Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 01/01/23 Kashi (FR) HcpHdl 2m 1 12-0 111 Fairyhouse Membership 2023 H'cap H'dle €6,600
Punchestown 31/12/22 Riyami MdnHdl 2m 100yds 11 11-0 Play The Tote Exacta 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Limerick 29/12/22 Chautuaqua MdnHdl 2m 3f 4 11-1 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €1,000
Limerick 29/12/22 Desert Friend NovHdl 2m 3 12-0 116 Racing TV Rated Novice H'dle €1,150
Limerick 28/12/22 Pakens Rock HcpCh 2m 3f 160yds 6 10-5 123 Tim Duggan Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €900
Limerick 28/12/22 Fiery Brown MdnHdl 2m 5f 8 10-11 CUBE M'dn H'dle
Limerick 27/12/22 Little Mixup HcpHdl 2m 1 11-6 94 Roches Feeds H'cap H'dle €6,300
Limerick 27/12/22 Danesfort Mayfly MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 10-13 Goggin Buckley (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Limerick 27/12/22 Jody Ted NovCh 2m 1f 160yds 5 11-9 Cargill Neomilk Rated Novice S'chase €450
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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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