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.

Did you know: 

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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/202031545385021€433,413€298,190€731,603
National Hunt 2018/201913515979€182,969€78,988€261,956
National Hunt 2017/201860010€0€1,000€1,000
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
Fairyhouse 19/11/19 Our Big Red HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds p.u. 11-10 98 Sponsorship @ Fairyhouse H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 19/11/19 Golden Symphony HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 6 11-3 86 Book Your Easter Tickets H'cap H'dle €200
Punchestown 16/11/19 Walk Away BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 11-12 Naas Oil Beginners S'chase €2,900
Punchestown 16/11/19 Shantou Bay HcpHdl 3m 7 10-10 95 Punchestown For Christmas H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 14/11/19 Fly Round The Bend HcpHdl 2m 3f 101yds 9 9-12 80 Prior Park Service Station H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Elegant Lass HcpHdl 2m 5 11-1 86 Your Fundraiser At Fairyhouse H'cap Hdle €300
Navan 10/11/19 Howluckycanwebe HcpHdl 2m s.u. 9-10 91 The Hotel Park St Johann H'cap H'dle
Navan 10/11/19 Uisce Solas NovHdl 2m 6 10-8 For Auction Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €650
Naas 09/11/19 Rock De Baune (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-1 121 Brown Lad H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €10,000
Naas 09/11/19 Arctic Light (GB) HcpCh 2m 4f 11 10-0 90 Punctual Print Novice H'cap S'chase
Thurles 07/11/19 Glen Of Aherlow BegCh 2m 2f fell 11-12 Thurles Beginners S'chase
Thurles 07/11/19 Rebel Turn HcpCh 2m 2f fell 9-12 97 Littleton H'cap S'chase
Thurles 07/11/19 Four Country Roads MdnHdl 2m 6f 141yds 9 11-4 Thurles.ie M'dn H'dle
Cork 03/11/19 The Gatechecker HcpCh 3m 4f 1 10-5 124 Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €30,000
Cork 03/11/19 Cailean's Angel HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 10-6 97 WhatOddsPaddy H'cap H'dle €390
Down Royal 02/11/19 Ah Littleluck HcpCh 3m 4 11-9 125 Rainbow Communications H'cap S'chase €800
Down Royal 02/11/19 Willyouwalkwithme MdnHdl 2m 100yds 8 11-6 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 02/11/19 Arthur's Quay HcpHdl 2m 100yds 8 10-6 124 North Down Marquees H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Clonmel 31/10/19 Deauville Society HcpHdl 2m 140yds 7 10-13 89 Colm Hanly Mitsubishi Motors H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 31/10/19 Indian Music HcpCh 2m 28yds p.u. 10-10 97 The Clonmel H'cap S'chase
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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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