Mark McDonagh

County of origin: Clare

First winner: Blackjack Boy (Eric McNamara) Listowel, September 21, 2020

First Graded winner: Nell's Well (Sean O'Brien) Grade 3 Singletons Supervalu Stayers Novice Hurdle, Cork, December 5, 2021

Did you know: 

From Cratloe, County Clare, Mark was 19 years of age when partnering his first winner, the Eric McNamara-trained Blackjack Boy, on the opening day of the Listowel Festival in September, 2020. 

Mark's first big winner came in the shape of the Sean O'Brien-trained Nell's Well in the Grade 3 Singletons Supervalu Stayers Novice Hurdle at Cork on Sunday, December 5, 2021. He was unable to claim his 7lbs allowance in the race. 

Mark rode his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival when successful on the Joseph O'Brien-trained Banbridge in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle, the last race on the final day of the 2022 meeting. His success meant that all seven races on the day were won by Irish-trained horses and ridden by Irish-based jockeys. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/202312691499€70,500€77,865€148,365
National Hunt 2021/202219615231817€226,200€118,715€344,915
National Hunt 2020/20218252107€40,500€28,210€68,710
National Hunt 2019/2020190201€0€6,270€6,270

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Navan 20/03/23 Little Mixup HcpHdl 2m 5 11-10 119 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Navan 20/03/23 Jody Ted HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds fell 10-12 124 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Thurles 18/03/23 Lizlucky HcpHdl 2m 7f 49yds 8 11-3 103 Leugh H'cap H'dle
Down Royal 17/03/23 Roi Mage (FR) Ch 3m 2f 50yds 2 11-5 149 Bluegrass Stamm 30 S'chase
Down Royal 17/03/23 The Gradual Slope HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 121 Powered By Bluegrass Novice H'cap H'dle
Naas 12/03/23 Waitnsee HcpCh 3m 126yds 8 10-4 126 Bar One Racing Leinster National Hcp Sch (Grade A) Grade A
Naas 12/03/23 The Gradual Slope HcpHdl 2m 3f 6 10-2 121 Bar One Racing Mobile Betting H'cap Hdle €440
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Black Field MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 Michael Rafferty Memorial M'dn H'dle
Navan 04/03/23 R'evelyn Pleasure HcpCh 3m 9 10-8 121 Navan Members Veterans H'cap S'chase
Naas 26/02/23 Jody Ted HcpCh 2m 4f 2 10-9 123 Barberstown Castle Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €9,000
Clonmel 17/11/22 Silver Gazette MdnHdl 2m 3f 60yds 5 10-13 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €390
Navan 13/11/22 Rockanrye HcpHdl 2m 6f 21 11-3 110 Tynan's Bridge House H'cap H'dle
Naas 12/11/22 Chainofconsequence MdnHdl 2m 3f 12 11-7 92 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle
Naas 12/11/22 Rebel Gold HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 9-13 120 Brown Lad H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €900
Fairyhouse 08/11/22 Coolcullen BegCh 2m 7f 192yds 5 10-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €420
Fairyhouse 08/11/22 Camilla's Choice HcpCh 2m 7f 192yds rf 10-12 85 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase
Cork 06/11/22 Cathy West MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-1 Paddy Power (Mares) M'dn Hdle
Cork 06/11/22 Waitnsee HcpCh 3m 4f 5 10-3 130 PaddyPower Cork Grand National Hcap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B €1,350
Thurles 03/11/22 Well Joey HcpCh 2m 2f 7 11-2 102 Littleton H'cap S'chase
Thurles 03/11/22 Captain Lightfoot HcpHdl 1m 7f 188yds 14 11-4 90 Two-Mile Borris H'cap H'dle

*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).