Darragh O'Keeffe

Date of Birth: March 21, 2000

County of origin: Cork

First winner: William Du Berlais (Enda Bolger) Killarney, July 17, 2018

Assoc. Trainers: Enda Bolger

Significant horses (selected): William Du Berlais, Ballyoisin, Deor, The Gatechecker, All The Answers. 

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From Doneraile, County Cork, Darragh was 18 years of age when he rode his first winner on the Enda Bolger-trained William Du Berlais at Killarney in July, 2018. His career was well and truly up and running when partnered the same horse to win again just five days later at Tipperary.

Another owned by JP McManus, Ballyoisin, gave Darragh notable early success when winning the €100,000 Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel Handicap Hurdle at the Listowel festival in September of the same year. 

Darragh rode his 60th winner and rode out his claim when landing the Cork Grand National on the Michael Hourigan-trained The Gatechecker in early November, 2019. 

Darragh became champion conditional jockey for the 2019/2020 season. He won the title with a record 45 winners, one more than Jack Kennedy’s winning total in the 2015/2016 season. O’Keeffe finished five winners clear of Kevin Brouder with both jockeys riding out their claims during the season. In addition to his big Cork success on The Gatechecker, Darragh also enjoyed notable victories on the Joseph O'Brien-trained All The Answers, one of his three Galway festival winners, and Enda Bolger’s Ballyoisin, in a season cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202040000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/2021130021€0€5,250€5,250
National Hunt 2019/202041448435523€459,213€331,895€791,108
National Hunt 2018/201913514979€171,719€78,988€250,706
National Hunt 2017/201860010€0€1,000€1,000
Flat 2020101000€6,000€0€6,000
Flat 2019151011€6,600€2,480€9,080
Flat 201760000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tipperary 01/07/20 Epsilon Indi HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-10 98 MansionBet's Beaten By A Head H'cap Hdle
Tipperary 01/07/20 Westmead BegCh 2m 3f 130yds p.u. 12-0 MansionBet Proud to Support Beg S'chase
Tipperary 01/07/20 Tuscansunset HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-7 85 MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Hcap Hdl (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Long Island Jenn MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 7 11-9 80 KilbegganRaces.com Mares M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Kilderry Prince HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 5 10-2 71 Follow Kilbeggan On Insta H'cap S'chase €300
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Bye Bye O Bye HcpHdl 2m 8 11-13 100 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Curragh 28/06/20 Presto (GB) Hcp 2m 9 9-3 89 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap
Tipperary 26/06/20 Just Call Me HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-2 83 Junction H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €450
Tipperary 26/06/20 Yanworth (GB) Hdl 2m 5 11-3 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,100
Fairyhouse 25/06/20 Lopito (GB) Hcp 1m 5f 110yds 13 9-5 58 Meath H'cap (Div 1)
Roscommon 24/06/20 Clancypantz MdnHdl 2m 47yds 10 11-1 97 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Roscommon 24/06/20 Whitsunday Islands (FR) MdnHdl 2m 47yds 12 11-2 The www.roscommonracecourse.ie (C & G) M
Navan 23/06/20 Circling Moon Hcp 1m 5f 13 9-10 68 Oristown H'cap (Div 1)
Limerick 22/06/20 Tick Along MdnHdl 2m 6f 3 11-9 Adare Mares M'dn H'dle €1,200
Limerick 22/06/20 Jack Yeats MdnHdl 2m 100yds 3 11-7 Well Done To All Frontline Staff Mdn Hdl (Div 1) €1,200
Tipperary 19/06/20 Ballinroe (GB) Mdn 7f 80yds 14 9-2 Ir Stall Farms EBF Median Auct (C&G) Mdn
Tipperary 19/06/20 Jazz And Blues Mdn 7f 80yds 12 9-6 Ir Stall Farms EBF Median Auct. (F) Mdn
Tipperary 19/06/20 Rock On Seamie Hcp 1m 1f 1 9-3 59 Thank You To All Frontline Workers H'cap (Div 1) €6,000
Gowran Park 17/06/20 The Jam Man Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 14 9-4 It's Not Rocket Science MansionBet M'dn (Div 2)
Gowran Park 17/06/20 Lady In Lavender Hcp 7f 14 9-7 66 MansionBet's Beaten By A Head H'cap
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*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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