Gordon Elliott

County Of Origin: Meath

Date of licence: 2006/07

First winner: Arresting, Perth, June 11th, 2006

First winner in Ireland: Toran Road, Kilbeggan, May 5th, 2007

1,000th Racecourse Winner: Moonday Sun (Davy Russell) Punchestown, May 31st, 2017

Significant horses (selected): Tiger Roll, Silver Birch, Envoi Allen, General Principle, Roi Du Mee, Jessies Dream, Carlito Brigante, Don Cossack, No More Heroes, Clarcam, Labaik, Apple's Jade, Cause Of Causes, Fayonagh, Beckford, Death Duty, Samcro, Mengli Khan, Mick Jazz, Shattered Love

Assoc. jockeys: Davy Russell, Jack Kennedy, Keith Donoghue, Mark Enright, Conor Orr, Liam McKenna, Jamie Codd, Lisa O'Neill, Kevin Brogan. 

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Gordon Elliott began his racing career as a teenager working for Tony Martin at weekends and during school holidays. Having taken out his amateur rider's license at the age of 16, he went on to be a prolific rider both in the point-to-point field and on the racecourse. He rode a total of 46 winners on the racecourse, with the highlight being his win in the Punchestown Champion Bumper on the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained King's Road in 1998. He also and also rode as an amateur for Martin Pipe.

Having hung up his riding boots at the end of 2005, he began to concentrate on his new career as a trainer the following year. Gordon Elliott came to worldwide attention when training Silver Birch (Robbie Power) to win the Aintree Grand National in 2007, a success made all the more remarkable by the fact that, at the time, he had yet to train a winner in Ireland. Gordon trained five winners in Britain before his first success at home.

Don Cossack (Bryan Cooper) gave him another major success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, 2016 and he sent out his first winner at Royal Ascot when Commissioned (Adam Kirby) landed the Queen Alexandra Stakes in June of the same year. Gordon recorded a treble on the opening day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival when Labaik (Jack Kennedy), Apple's Jade (Bryan Cooper) and Tiger Roll (Lisa O'Neill) all won. In all, Gordon has trained 25 Cheltenham winners and he was the leading trainer at the Festival for the first time in 2017 with six winners. He was the leading trainer again the following year with a record-equalling (at the time) eight winners.

Gordon went very close to winning his first National Hunt trainers' championship in the 2016/2017 season. He led all the way until the penultimate day of the season, but while he missed out on the coveted crown, he did match Willie Mullins' tally of 193 winners, a record for the number of winners in a season (at the time), set in 2012/2013.

It was reported that Gordon trained his 1,000th winner on the racecourse when Moonday Sun, ridden by Davy Russell, won at Punchestown on May 31, 2017. Gordon enjoyed his first Group race success on the Flat when the Declan McDonogh-ridden Beckford won the Group 2 Gain Railway Stakes at the Curragh on July 1, 2017. 

Gordon became the first trainer to capture all three Grade 1s on the card at the Winter Festival at Fairyhouse. On Sunday, December 3, 2017, he won the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle with Mengli Khan (Jack Kennedy), the Hatton's Grace Hurdle with Apple's Jade (Jack Kennedy) and the Drinmore Novice Chase with Death Duty (Davy Russell). 

Gordon won the most valuable race on the Irish calendar when General Principle, ridden by JJ Slevin, won the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. It was his first success in the race. 

A treble at Downpatrick on Sunday, March 25, 2018 saw Gordon set a new record (at the time) of 194 winners in a season. He reached the 200 winner mark, the first trainer to do so in a National Hunt season, for the 2017/2018 season when the Declan Lavery-ridden Portnablagh won the Cork & Waterford Mares' Point-To-Point INH Flat Race at Cork on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. He ended the season on 210 winners, two behind champion trainer Willie Mullins who set a new record of 212. 

Tiger Roll, a four-time Cheltenham Festival winner, gave Gordon his second success in the Aintree Grand National when winning under Davy Russell on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Tiger Roll and Russell won the race again the following year to write themselves into Grand National history. Tiger Roll was the first horse to win the race back-to-back since Red Rum in 1973 and 1974. The day before the win, Elliott saddled his 50th Grade 1 success when the Jack Kennedy-ridden Felix Desjy won the Betway Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree. 

BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) (General Principle - J.J. Slevin - 2018)

thetote.com Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) (Borice (FR) - L.P. Dempsey - 2019)

TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Clarcam (FR) - M.A. Enright - 2018)

Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Delta Work (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2020)

TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Lord Scoundrel - D. Meyler - 2016)

Bibby Financial Services P'town Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Don Cossack (GER) - P. Carberry - 2015)

Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Roaring Bull - J.W. Kennedy - 2019)

Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Noble Endeavor - D.N. Russell - 2016)

Savills S'chase (Grade 1) (Delta Work (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2019)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Potters Point - L. O'Neill - 2017)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Wrath Of Titans - L. O'Neill - 2016)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2019)

Lexus S'chase (Grade 1) (Outlander - J.W. Kennedy - 2016)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Don Cossack (GER) - B.J. Cooper - 2015)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Roi Du Mee (FR) - B.J. Cooper - 2013)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Outlander - J.W. Kennedy - 2017)

Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Commander Of Fleet - J.W. Kennedy - 2019)

BARONERACING.COM Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Apple's Jade (FR) - J.W. Kennedy - 2018)

GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Beckford (GB) - D.P. McDonogh - 2017)

Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Riverside City - J.W. Kennedy - 2015)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202050000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2018/2019163221€24,063€9,600€33,663
Winter All Weather 2017/2018110021€0€2,850€2,850
Winter All Weather 2016/201790102€0€3,100€3,100
Winter All Weather 2015/2016192114€23,540€3,950€27,490
Winter All Weather 2014/2015154113€25,900€3,925€29,825
Winter All Weather 2013/2014172225€11,200€7,160€18,360
Winter All Weather 2012/2013110100€0€1,360€1,360
Winter All Weather 2011/2012120111€0€2,400€2,400
National Hunt 2019/20201089156141149131€2,590,838€1,229,473€3,820,310
National Hunt 2018/20191233177152152122€2,685,100€1,508,565€4,193,665
National Hunt 2017/20181255210193143121€3,391,513€1,767,239€5,158,751
National Hunt 2016/20171234193185146115€2,872,463€1,508,243€4,380,705
National Hunt 2015/20167911231488985€1,629,425€939,325€2,568,750
National Hunt 2014/201553392686154€1,149,830€396,240€1,546,070
National Hunt 2013/201443756585341€681,465€452,695€1,134,160
National Hunt 2012/201332954424236€688,830€354,165€1,042,995
National Hunt 2011/201235440424031€369,460€219,672€589,132
National Hunt 2010/201141762513629€591,620€237,644€829,264
National Hunt 2009/201026126221924€238,460€110,765€349,225
National Hunt 2008/20091741414168€129,650€95,470€225,120
National Hunt 2007/20081086686€97,250€63,885€161,135
National Hunt 2006/2007300102€0€3,850€3,850
National Hunt 2005/200660000€0€0€0
Flat 201911338128€25,000€71,450€96,450
Flat 201812210101412€100,625€65,713€166,338
Flat 20178511985€170,875€170,300€341,175
Flat 2016545862€40,275€26,825€67,100
Flat 2015321302€5,950€7,355€13,305
Flat 2014397423€43,050€16,365€59,415
Flat 2013354623€26,950€44,220€71,170
Flat 2012201221€5,950€6,089€12,039
Flat 2011432515€12,950€9,518€22,468
Flat 2010471522€4,900€10,623€15,523
Flat 2009362240€19,090€10,725€29,815
Flat 2008366213€49,700€7,120€56,820
Flat 200740000€0€0€0
Flat 200620000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 24/03/20 Death Duty G. Brouder Ch 2m 3f 210yds 2 10-11 150 Download The BoyleSports App S'chase €3,600
Clonmel 24/03/20 Robin Deuz Pois S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 7f 2 11-2 99 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase €2,800
Clonmel 24/03/20 Empire Burleque K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 160yds 11 12-0 Live Streaming On The App Beginners S'ch
Clonmel 24/03/20 Immortality (FR) K. Brogan MdnHdl 2m 2f 87yds 3 11-0 Play Lotto On The App M'dn H'dle €1,150
Clonmel 24/03/20 Coolagh Park (GB) K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 12 11-7 Money Back On The App M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 24/03/20 Frontal Assault J.J. Codd NHF 2m 2f 87yds 5 12-2 Virtual Racing On The App INH Flat Race €315
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Fidji Emery (FR) L. O'Neill NHF 2m 1f 65yds 13 12-2 Molson Coors (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Ballyadam J.J. Codd NHF 2m 1f 65yds 1 12-2 Molson Coors (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Texard (FR) K.M. Donoghue Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 11-10 125 WKD Rated H'dle €900
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Cheb De Kerviniou (FR) Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds p.u. 11-6 129 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/03/20 The Very Man L.P. Dempsey Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-9 125 WKD Rated H'dle €10,800
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Hell On Earth L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 7 11-4 99 Racing TV H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Its All Guesswork L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds p.u. 11-5 128 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Poormans Hill K. Brogan HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds p.u. 10-10 126 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Gun Digger G. Brouder HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds 4 11-2 132 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase €2,500
Downpatrick 22/03/20 General Principle S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds 6 11-3 131 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase €1,000
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Out Sam (GB) J.J. Codd HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds p.u. 11-5 128 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase
Thurles 21/03/20 Ferocious G. Brouder Hdl 2m 6f 89yds 8 11-0 BetVictor H'dle
Thurles 21/03/20 Cartwright (GB) S.F. O'Keeffe Hdl 2m 6f 89yds 6 10-11 128 BetVictor H'dle €260
Thurles 21/03/20 Gevrey (FR) P.J. Vaughan NHF 1m 7f 177yds 9 11-2 www.thurlesraces.ie (P-Am) INH Flat Race
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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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