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 2020/2021216251€44,700€12,100€56,800
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
Listowel 26/09/20 Saint D'oroux (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-2 130 Allman Contracts Novice H'dle
Listowel 25/09/20 Ardhill MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 12-0 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 23/09/20 Metal Man HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-1 120 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 23/09/20 Malone Road NovHdl 2m 3 11-7 Seamus Mulvaney Bookmaker Novice H'dle €1,700
Listowel 23/09/20 Three Musketeers HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-5 138 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Listowel 21/09/20 Smithscorner HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-2 104 Listowel H'cap H'dle €550
Listowel 21/09/20 Soldier At War (GER) BegCh 2m 1f 3 12-0 John F. McGuire Beginners S'chase €1,250
Listowel 21/09/20 Elusive Gigolo MdnHdl 2m 5 11-10 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle €600
Listowel 21/09/20 Felicidad (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €8,400
Listowel 20/09/20 Getabay MdnHdl 3m 3 12-0 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle €1,200
Listowel 20/09/20 Longclaw (USA) Hdl 2m 1 11-6 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle €8,100
Listowel 20/09/20 Amor Verdadero HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-7 102 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,700
Navan 19/09/20 Dessie Deschamps HcpHdl 2m 6f 10 10-11 85 30 Free Bet For New Customers Hcap H'dle (Div 2)
Navan 19/09/20 Road To Dubai Hdl 2m 6f 1 11-12 BarOneRacing.com Online Loyalty Club Hdl €8,100
Navan 19/09/20 Geraldo MdnHdl 2m p.u. 12-0 Bet Online With BarOneRacing.com Mdn Hdl
Navan 19/09/20 Empire Escape HcpHdl 2m 6f 9 12-0 101 30 Free Bet For New Customers Hcap H'dle (Div 1)
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Tullybeg MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 12-0 Toals Bookmakers M'dn H'dle €2,000
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Fancy Foundations (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5f 110yds 1 11-6 Ulster Carpets M'dn H'dle €6,000
Kilbeggan 11/09/20 Metal Man NovHdl 3m 1f 1 11-4 117 Belvedere House, Gardens Novice H'dle €6,900
Punchestown 09/09/20 Cherif De L'isle (FR) HcpHdl 2m 7f 100yds 3 10-1 116 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle €2,100

*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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