Date of Birth: March 21, 2000County of origin: CorkFirst winner: William Du Berlais (Enda Bolger) Killarney, July 17, 2018Assoc. Trainers: Enda BolgerSignificant 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.
Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Ballyoisin - 2018)
Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (The Gatechecker - 2019)
BoyleSports H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Ballyoisin - 2019)
BoyleSports Bourn Vincent H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Everlastingpromise (GB) - 2020)
Lord Hemphill Memorial H'cap S'chase (All The Answers (GB) - 2019)
M.J. Carroll ARRO H'cap H'dle (Deor - 2018)
Rockshore Cider H'cap H'dle (Mon Storm - 2019)
W.B. Gavin & Co. H'cap H'dle (De Mazzaro - 2019)
Kerry Group S'chase (Djingle (FR) - 2020)
Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Mon Storm - 2019)
Bluegrass Feeds Mullacurry Cup Hcap Hdle (Bay Hill - 2019)
RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle (Le Hachette - 2019)
Tote Proud Sponsor Of Galway H'cap H'dle (Ilikedwayurthinkin - 2019)
John Purfield Memorial H'cap H'dle (Black Label (GB) - 2019)
Fairyhouse New Brand Rated H'dle (Shumaker - 2020)
Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Ilikedwayurthinkin - 2019)
Bluegrass Feeds Mullacurry Cup Hcap Hdle (Rhythm Divine - 2020)
MansionBet Proud To Supp. Racing Hcp Hdl (Happy Jacky - 2020)
Children Under 14 Race Free H'cap H'dle (Here For The Craic - 2019)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle (Glamorous Nellie - 2018)
*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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