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 2019/202017731182423€618,313€196,215€814,528
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
Punchestown 12/01/20 Sassy Yet Classy HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 6 11-9 109 Irish Jockeys Association (M) H'cap Hdle €250
Punchestown 12/01/20 Dallas Des Pictons (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 3 11-1 Killiney Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €4,250
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Diamond Turf (FR) NovCh 2m 5f 110yds 4 11-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov S'ch €1,000
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Miracle In Medinah (GB) HcpHdl 3m 7 10-8 114 Fairyhouse Members 2020 H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) HcpCh 2m 1f 2 11-0 142 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €20,000
Thurles 10/01/20 Elwood (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 110yds 1 11-12 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners S'chase €7,200
Thurles 10/01/20 Fire Away NovHdl 2m 7f 101yds 6 11-2 115 Jimmy Neville Memorial Rated Novice Hdle €330
Clonmel 09/01/20 Ferocious Hdl 2m 3f 202yds 2 11-9 Munster H'dle €3,000
Clonmel 09/01/20 Fancy Foundations (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 202yds p.u. 11-12 Monroe M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 09/01/20 Vitudurum HcpHdl 2m 197yds p.u. 11-9 93 Lisronagh H'cap H'dle
Naas 05/01/20 Dunvegan (FR) NovCh 2m 3 11-8 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice S'chase €2,100
Naas 05/01/20 Conflated NovHdl 2m 4f 4 11-10 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €4,500
Cork 04/01/20 Recent Revelations MdnHdl 2m 1 10-10 Buy Tickets Online M'dn H'dle €8,100
Cork 04/01/20 Texard (FR) NovHdl 2m 1 10-12 118 Happy New Year MansionBet Rated Nov.Hdle €9,900
Cork 04/01/20 Flaxen Flare HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-3 132 www.corkracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle
Tramore 01/01/20 Vitudurum HcpHdl 2m 4 11-1 93 Go Power H'cap H'dle €575
Tramore 01/01/20 Itscatrionaschoice NovCh 2m u.r. 11-3 Jerry O'Donovan Mem. Rated Novice Schase
Tramore 01/01/20 Desire De Joie (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-4 David Flynn Building Contractors Mdn Hdl €1,150
Tramore 01/01/20 Multifactorial MdnHdl 2m 5f 6 11-12 Knockenduff Stud M'dn H'dle €230
Tramore 01/01/20 Shattered Love Ch 2m 5f 100yds 3 10-8 152 Savills New Year's Day S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €4,000

*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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