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 2019/202018833202623€766,813€239,715€1,006,528
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
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Column Of Fire HcpHdl 3m 3 10-10 132 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €10,000
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Delta Work (FR) Ch 3m 1 11-10 169 Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1) Grade 1 €142,500
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Dallas Des Pictons (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f u.r. 10-7 135 Gaelic Plant Hire H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Easywork (FR) NovHdl 2m 2 11-10 146 Chanelle Pharma Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €30,000
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Barra (FR) HcpHdl 2m 2f 11 11-6 135 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Thatsy (FR) HcpHdl 2m 9 10-8 133 Ladbrokes H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) HcpCh 2m 1f 10 11-7 144 Matheson H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Limerick 30/01/20 Three Is Company Hdl 2m 5f 1 10-12 108 Follow Limerick On Facebook Claiming Hdl €6,000
Limerick 30/01/20 Nobel Joshua (AUT) HcpHdl 2m 2 10-7 102 Follow Limerick On Instagram H'cap H'dle €2,400
Limerick 30/01/20 Ennemi Public (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Limerick On Twitter (C&G) M'dn H'dle €1,100
Limerick 30/01/20 Jaunty Warrior (GB) HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-1 91 Enjoy Your Sports & Social Day Hcap Hdle
Punchestown 12/01/20 Dallas Des Pictons (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 3 11-1 Killiney Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €4,250
Punchestown 12/01/20 Sassy Yet Classy HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 6 11-9 109 Irish Jockeys Association (M) H'cap Hdle €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

*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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