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 2020/202118516161117€123,000€70,215€193,215
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 2020311014€6,000€3,700€9,700
Flat 2019151011€6,600€2,480€9,080
Flat 201760000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Listowel 21/09/20 Walk Alone MdnHdl 2m 4f 9 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle
Listowel 21/09/20 Politicise HcpHdl 2m 1 10-9 123 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 21/09/20 Automatic BegCh 2m 1f 4 12-0 John F. McGuire Beginners S'chase
Listowel 20/09/20 Kilganer Queen HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 11-10 105 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Listowel 20/09/20 Clancypantz HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-7 97 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Listowel 20/09/20 Djingle (FR) Ch 2m 4f 1 11-5 143 Kerry Group S'chase €12,600
Navan 19/09/20 Blue Markie HcpHdl 2m 6f 3 11-2 89 30 Free Bet For New Customers Hcap H'dle (Div 1) €1,000
Navan 19/09/20 Raining Bird HcpHdl 2m 6f 8 11-4 92 30 Free Bet For New Customers Hcap H'dle (Div 2)
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Deauville Society HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 11-0 88 Joe Rea Memorial H'cap H'dle €300
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Thatbeatsbanagher NovHdl 2m 5f 110yds 8 11-2 104 Randox Health Rated Novice H'dle
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Belle West BegCh 2m 1f 165yds 8 11-7 102 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Tick Along HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 8 11-7 102 Frank & Brian Fitzsimmons Mem. Hcap S'ch
Tramore 17/09/20 Yaiza HcpHdl 2m 5f 2 11-10 106 Brownstown Head H'cap H'dle €2,200
Tramore 17/09/20 Jack Holiday HcpCh 2m 2 10-7 87 Kilmeaden H'cap S'chase €2,200
Tramore 17/09/20 Long Island Jenn BegCh 2m 5f 100yds p.u. 11-7 Waterford Greenway Beginners S'chase
Tramore 17/09/20 Different Spot MdnHdl 2m 4 11-6 Doneraile Walk M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €500
Cork 16/09/20 Mustang Bullitt Hcp 1m 4f 14 9-3 62 Racing Again September 29th H'cap (Div 2)
Tipperary 15/09/20 Nibblers Charm Hcp 1m 4f 110yds 4 9-10 76 Oola H'cap €550
Tipperary 15/09/20 Rock On Seamie Hcp 1m 1f 5 9-13 65 Thank You To All The Frontline H'cap (Div 1) €270
Tipperary 15/09/20 Sequoiaspirit Mdn 1m 1f 8 9-4 Meadowview Stables M'dn (Div 2)

*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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