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 2019/202010316121311€167,913€75,370€243,283
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 16/10/19 Swordsman NovCh 2m 2f 140yds fell 11-1 Ladbrokes Acca Buck House Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3
Punchestown 16/10/19 The Very Man MdnHdl 2m 50yds fell 11-12 Bangor-on-Dee Annual Members M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/10/19 Lalipour Hdl 2m 20yds 6 10-8 Ladbrokes 3-Y-O H'dle €310
Punchestown 15/10/19 Hell On Earth MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-12 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl €405
Punchestown 15/10/19 Eclair De Beaufeu (FR) BegCh 2m 40yds 2 11-12 Ladbrokes The Nation Plays Beg. S'chase €2,900
Punchestown 15/10/19 Coko Beach (FR) Hdl 2m 2f 100yds 1 11-2 135 Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays H'dle €12,000
Limerick 13/10/19 Holy Motivation HcpHdl 3m 8 10-9 108 David Fitzgerald Memorial H'cap H'dle
Limerick 13/10/19 Ocean Voyage HcpHdl 2m u.r. 11-7 117 Irish Racing Wall Calendar (M) Hcap Hdl
Limerick 13/10/19 Milan Native NovHdl 2m 5f 4 11-2 134 Ladbrokes The Nation Plays Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €1,700
Limerick 13/10/19 Westland Row Ch 2m 3f 120yds 4 11-2 126 Geary's Garage Ltd Dealers Rated S'chase €1,300
Limerick 13/10/19 Cracking Smart (FR) BegCh 2m 6f 2 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €3,000
Limerick 13/10/19 Nambour (GER) HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-6 132 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Champagne Classic BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-12 146 Winter Festival Nov30 & Dec1 Beg S'chase €7,200
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Tintangle BegCh 2m 1 11-7 Return Of The Jumps (Mares) Beg S'chase €7,200
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Fight For Love (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3 10-9 92 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers H'cap H'dle €1,250
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Saint Or Sinner MdnHdl 2m 6 11-5 St Margaret’s GAA Race Day M'dn H'dle €220
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Sporty Yankee (USA) HcpHdl 2m 6f 110yds 10 11-3 85 MB McGrady & Co, Accountants H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Elwood (FR) Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 11-12 130 Molson Coors H'dle €3,000
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Multifactorial MdnHdl 2m 6f 110yds 2 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €2,800
Galway 08/10/19 Final List BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 4 11-12 GalwayRaces.com Beginners S'chase €700

*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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