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 2019/202036147405122€451,713€310,250€761,963
National Hunt 2018/201913514979€171,719€78,988€250,706
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
Dundalk 24/01/20 Lusis Naturea (GB) F 1m 4f 11 9-5 75 Irishinjuredjockeys.com Rated Race
Dundalk 24/01/20 Glory (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-5 61 Dundalk Stadium Business Club H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 23/01/20 Mick The Jiver (GB) HcpCh 3m 1f 7 10-3 134 Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Thurles 19/01/20 Quarry Royale MdnHdl 1m 7f 165yds 6 11-8 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €400
Navan 18/01/20 Tick Along MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-5 Watch RacingTV With Free Trial M'dn Hdle
Dundalk 17/01/20 Lusis Naturea (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-3 76 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap
Punchestown 15/01/20 Backintheboom HcpHdl 2m 15 10-0 83 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/20 The Grey Guy HcpHdl 3m 70yds 9 9-10 80 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/20 Politicise MdnHdl 2m 2 11-4 'Where The Nation Plays' M'dn H'dle €2,600
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Shumaker Hdl 2m 1 11-0 120 Fairyhouse New Brand Rated H'dle €10,800
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Kristian Goingwel BegCh 2m 8 11-12 90 150th Irish Grand National Beg. S'chase
Punchestown 12/01/20 Lough Gur BegCh 2m 6f 100yds fell 11-12 Sporting Life Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 12/01/20 Peterstown HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 9 11-0 100 Irish Jockeys Association (M) H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 12/01/20 Sole Trader MdnHdl 2m 65yds 21 11-10 Racing TV Club Day Today M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 The Gunner Murphy BegCh 2m 1f 5 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €510
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Lady Lingo MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 5 11-5 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle €390
Thurles 10/01/20 Shannon Tide BegCh 2m 4f 110yds 7 11-12 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners S'chase
Thurles 10/01/20 Blue Templar HcpCh 3m 154yds 11 10-9 91 Molony Cup H'cap S'chase
Naas 05/01/20 Fairway Finder MdnHdl 1m 7f 190yds 10 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Naas 05/01/20 Dasmyhoss HcpCh 2m 2 10-1 107 Eastcoast Seafood & Gouldings H'cap S'ch €3,700
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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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