Jack Kennedy

Date of Birth: April 22, 1999

County of origin: Kerry

First winner: Funny How (Pat Flynn) Cork, May 22, 2015

Significant horses (selected): Apple's Jade, Samcro, Shattered Love, Farclas, Outlander, Death Duty, Battleoverdoyen, Mengli Khan, Riverside City, A Toi Phil, Clondaw Warrior, Ball D'Arc, Definite Ruby, Jury Duty, Clarcam, Tocororo, Bless The Wings, Prince Of Scars, Veneer Of Charm, Zanjabeel, Monbeg Notorious. 

Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott

Follow Jack on Twitter: @jackkennedy15

Did you know? 

From Dingle, County Kerry, Jack Kennedy burst onto the scene in the summer of 2015 and was undoubtedly the find of the year. He is a graduate of the pony racing circuit and won the Dingle Derby on Coola Boula in 2014. After starting out with Tommy Stack, he moved to Gordon Elliott and had his first ride on the racecourse at Clonmel on May 7th, 2015. Just two weeks later, he rode his first winner on just his seventh ride when partnering the Pat Flynn-trained Funny How to win a seven furlong handicap at Cork. His first success over hurdles came at Down Royal on May 29th when he rode Eshtiaal to win a handicap hurdle by 11 lengths for Gordon Elliott. In the very next race, he partnered a second winner for the County Meath trainer when winning another handicap hurdle on Mustadrik, this time by 17 lengths.

Jack rode his first winner over fences when taking the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase on the JP McManus-owned Riverside City, another trained by Gordon Elliott at Navan on November 22nd, 2015. Riverside City was the middle leg of a treble for Kennedy that same day at Navan, the first of his career. A year and a day after riding his first winner over hurdles, Kennedy rode out his claim when partnering the Norman Lee-trained Troublesombrothers to win a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe.

He landed his first Grade 1 success when partnering the Gordon Elliott-trained Outlander to win the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28th, 2016. It was also his 100th winner in the saddle. A second Grade 1 success came just two weeks later when Kennedy partnered the Elliott-trained Death Duty to success in the Lawlor's Hotel Novice Hurdle at Naas.

Kennedy was still 17 years old when he partnered his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival when the Gordon Elliott-trained Labaik won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle on March 14th, 2017. The following year, he won four races at the Cheltenham Festival matching the tally of the week's leading rider, Davy Russell. However, Russell won the title as he had ridden more placed horses. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201730000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201651001€15,840€450€16,290
National Hunt 2019/202012421151513€229,713€115,745€345,458
National Hunt 2018/201945557515347€965,375€557,663€1,523,038
National Hunt 2017/201832663473231€1,155,063€467,070€1,622,133
National Hunt 2016/201750568805657€952,063€650,053€1,602,115
National Hunt 2015/201629944454231€548,073€239,929€788,001
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 2016131311€7,500€10,313€17,813
Flat 2015557863€101,950€26,490€128,440

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 10/12/19 Ferocious MdnHdl 2m 5f 1 11-12 Maureen Mullins Award 2019 M'dn H'dle €6,600
Tramore 10/12/19 Three Is Company BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 1 11-12 Harry de Bromhead Award 2019 Beg S'chase €9,000
Tramore 10/12/19 Liffeydale Dreamer HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-8 109 New Year’s Day Early Bird (M) H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 08/12/19 Dunvegan (FR) BegCh 2m 1 11-12 GAIN Support Laois GAA Beginners S'chase €8,400
Punchestown 08/12/19 Shattered Love Ch 2m 4f 40yds 7 11-3 153 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1
Punchestown 08/12/19 Ard Abhainn NovHdl 2m 3f 150yds 3 10-11 Voler La Vedette (Mares) Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €2,750
Punchestown 08/12/19 Artic Pearl (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 150yds 4 11-5 111 Blackrock Insurance Kilmacud H'cap H'dle €600
Navan 07/12/19 Column Of Fire MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 Hotel Park St Johann Tirol M'dn H'dle €2,700
Navan 07/12/19 Coko Beach (FR) HcpHdl 3m 60yds fell 10-11 142 eCOMM Merchant Solutions H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 07/12/19 Sunday A Paris (FR) MdnHdl 2m 13 11-7 Kells M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/12/19 Saint D'oroux (FR) Hdl 2m 4 10-9 BARONERACING.COM Juvenile H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,625
Fairyhouse 01/12/19 Abacadabras (FR) NovHdl 2m 2 11-10 BARONERACING.COM Royal Bond Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €18,000
Fairyhouse 01/12/19 Apple's Jade (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 3 11-3 162 BARONERACING.COM Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €12,500
Fairyhouse 01/12/19 Samcro NovCh 2m 4f fell 11-10 BARONERACING.COM Drinmore Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1
Fairyhouse 01/12/19 General Principle HcpCh 3m 5f p.u. 11-3 141 BARONERACING Porterstown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Conflated MdnHdl 2m 1 11-12 Kettles Country House Fingal M'dn H'dle €7,800
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Ocean Voyage HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 10-8 116 Fairyhouse 2020 Membership H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Isle Of Destiny HcpCh 2m 4f u.r. 10-4 110 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Cracking Smart (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 50yds p.u. 11-12 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) HcpCh 2m 110yds 1 10-9 134 EasyFix H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €30,000

*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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