Danny Benson

County of origin: Meath 

First winner: Kardyl's Hope (Jarlath Fahey) Cork, October 10th, 2010

Assoc. Trainers: Noel Meade, Pat Fahy

Did you know:

From Dunsany, County Meath, Danny Benson began his racing career as an apprentice on the Flat and rode his first winner at the age of 16 on Kardyls Hope for Jarlath Fahey in an apprentice handicap at Cork in October of 2010. He had earlier ridden in pony races for a few seasons and had begun riding out for Ger Lyons at weekends and during school holidays when he was was just 13. With his weight rising, Danny switched his attentions to the jumping game and spent a year in England with Jonjo O’Neill before taking time away from the sport with 22 winners under his belt. He started back riding out for Noel Meade in the middle of 2016 and when Nina Carberry announced that she was taking time out to start a family, he signed up with the Castletown trainer as his stable amateur and the winners began to flow again. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/2018385343€32,188€12,738€44,925
National Hunt 2016/2017377624€97,500€20,625€118,125

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Down Royal 04/11/17 Peace Party NHF 2m 8 11-9 Daily Mirror (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 18/10/17 Court Attire NHF 2m 13 11-4 Black Hills (Mares) INH Flat Race
Thurles 12/10/17 Peace Party NHF 2m 3 11-9 Go Racing At Thurles INH Flat Race €1,000
Galway 10/10/17 Some Day Soon NHF 2m 132yds 7 11-2 Jamie Kyne Memorial INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 07/10/17 Our Nest Egg NHF 2m 10 11-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF INH Flat Race
Galway 18/09/17 Cantseeforlooking NHF 2m 110yds 10 11-4 Irish Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race
Kilbeggan 08/09/17 Arch Stanton NHF 2m 3f 110yds 3 11-5 September Meeting (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €1,000
Laytown 05/09/17 Usa Hcp 7f 10 10-13 66 O'Neills Sports (QR) H'cap
Laytown 05/09/17 Vitalized F 7f 8 11-4 57 Hibernia Steel (QR) Race
Roscommon 04/09/17 Kirwans Lane NHF 2m 25yds 1 11-2 Four Roads(Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,250
Cork 07/08/17 Port Rashid NHF 2m 3f 7 11-9 Sales @ corkracecourse.ie INH Flat Race
Galway 05/08/17 Florazi NHF 2m 6 11-4 Galway Centre Irish EBF INH(M) Flat Race
Wexford 28/07/17 Lady Sherami NHF 2m 8 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race
Limerick 27/07/17 Scorpion Scare NHF 2m 8 11-2 Munster National 8th Oct INH Flat Race
Tipperary 23/07/17 Battery Park NHF 2m 7 10-10 Jim Ryan R'course Services INH Flat Race
Limerick 22/07/17 Eirene Wind (GB) NHF 2m 10 11-0 Irish Stall Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race
Killarney 20/07/17 Watching Brief NHF 2m 1f 7 11-2 Christy Lucey Transport INH Flat Race
Sligo 16/07/17 Royal Zorro NHF 2m 2f 1 11-9 Foley's Bar & Off Licence INH Flat Race €6,563
Cork 14/07/17 Port Rashid NHF 2m 5 11-9 Cork Racecourse Festival INH Flat Race €250
Bellewstown 08/07/17 Lady Sherami NHF 2m 160yds 7 10-9 McLoughlin Oil INH Flat Race

*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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