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. 

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. 

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 2020/202130922262330€196,800€144,170€340,970
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 2020341014€6,000€3,700€9,700
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 28/11/20 Full Of Zandre (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 50yds 7 12-0 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase
Thurles 26/11/20 Automatic BegCh 2m 2f 9 12-0 Killinan Beginners S'chase
Thurles 26/11/20 Arcland MdnHdl 1m 7f 187yds 3 11-9 Thurles M'dn H'dle €1,000
Punchestown 24/11/20 Stamp Your Feet Ch 3m 10 11-11 117 Ballymore Group Risk Of Thunder S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Ronnoco Katie MdnHdl 2m 150yds 17 11-7 Hub At Ballymore M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 24/11/20 Regina Dracones HcpHdl 2m 5f 150yds 2 10-4 85 Ballymore Kildare (Mares) H'cap H'dle €2,200
Punchestown 24/11/20 Call Of The Loon HcpCh 3m 1f 150yds 6 9-12 89 Thatch At Ballymore H'cap S'chase €220
Cork 22/11/20 Raheen Peir MdnHdl 2m 12 12-0 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Cork 22/11/20 Rebel Early HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-7 109 Kevin McManus Bookmaker H'cap H'dle €3,600
Cork 22/11/20 Gin On Lime (FR) BegCh 2m 160yds 4 11-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Beg. S'ch €775
Cork 22/11/20 Capuccimix (FR) HcpCh 2m 160yds 8 11-8 136 Mallow H'cap S'chase
Cork 22/11/20 Arahecan BegCh 2m 5f 6 12-0 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Beg. S'chase €310
Cork 22/11/20 Barney Stinson MdnHdl 2m 3 11-9 Sobac Soil.ie Used On Cork M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €1,200
Cork 22/11/20 Carrolls Cottage MdnHdl 2m 2 11-9 Sobac Soil.ie Used On Cork M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,400
Naas 21/11/20 Never Do Nothing Hdl 2m 5 11-4 130 Old Persian At Glenview Fishery Lane Hdl (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,800
Naas 21/11/20 Djingle (FR) Ch 2m 3 11-7 143 Poplar Square S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €6,000
Naas 21/11/20 Agent Boru HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 10-6 122 Brown Lad H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Naas 21/11/20 Peterstown HcpCh 2m 4f 11 10-6 94 Rathbarry & Glenview Novice H'cap Schase
Thurles 19/11/20 Psychee Du Brizais (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 201yds 5 11-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €390
Punchestown 15/11/20 Big Fellow MdnHdl 2m 5f 120yds 11 12-0 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
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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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