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. 

Gordon brought his tally at the Cheltenham Festival to 32 when he saddled seven winners in 2020. 

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)

Ladbrokes Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (The Storyteller - K.M. Donoghue - 2020)

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)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/2021232242€12,600€10,450€23,050
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 2020/202184313011310681€1,443,600€747,810€2,191,410
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 2020715177€31,200€17,665€48,865
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 22/01/21 Sister Eliza D.W. O'Connor Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-10 65 DundalkStadium.com H'cap
Dundalk 22/01/21 Oh Purple Reign D.P. McDonogh Hcp 6f 13 9-2 73 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap
Dundalk 20/01/21 Elusive Gigolo W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-12 Irishinjuredjockeys.com M'dn (Div 2) €330
Clonmel 19/01/21 Gevrey (FR) J.W. Kennedy NovHdl 2m 3f 50yds u.r. 11-7 122 Munster Rated Novice Hdle
Clonmel 19/01/21 Dunboyne K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 51yds 2 12-0 Monroe M'dn H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 18/01/21 Humble Glory J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-9 Ladbrokes Odds Boost (Mares) M'dn Hdle €2,400
Punchestown 18/01/21 Fierami (FR) R. James HcpHdl 2m 5 11-10 102 John Thomas McNamara (Q.R.) H'cap H'dle €345
Punchestown 18/01/21 Command Chain K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 3m 70yds 4 12-0 Ladbrokes Watch Racing Online M'dn H'dle €600
Punchestown 18/01/21 Fantasio D'alene (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 3m 70yds 2 12-0 Ladbrokes Watch Racing Online M'dn H'dle €2,400
Punchestown 18/01/21 Cute Cherry (GB) J.J. Codd NHF 2m 8 11-9 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 18/01/21 Raamez K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 18 11-6 Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 18/01/21 Saeer D.F. O'Regan MdnHdl 2m 10 11-6 Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 17/01/21 Magic Tricks (FR) M.P. Walsh NovHdl 2m 30yds 6 11-2 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €700
Punchestown 17/01/21 Excelcior (FR) J.W. Kennedy MdnHdl 2m 30yds 6 12-0 Punchestown M'dn H'dle €240
Punchestown 17/01/21 Out Sam (GB) R. James HcpCh 3m 1f fell 11-2 125 Total Event Rental (QR) H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 17/01/21 Minellafordollars J.J. Codd HcpCh 3m 1f 6 11-3 119 Total Event Rental (QR) H'cap S'chase €320
Punchestown 17/01/21 Amor Verdadero J.W. Kennedy HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 10-12 104 Punchestown Onwards (Mares) H'cap H'dle €1,100
Punchestown 17/01/21 Envoi Allen (FR) J.W. Kennedy NovCh 2m 4f 1 12-0 Sky Bet Killiney Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €21,000
Punchestown 17/01/21 Hell On Earth P.J. Cawley BegCh 2m 6f 100yds c.o. 11-7 Sporting Life Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Swordsman J.W. Kennedy HcpHdl 2m 7f 13 11-6 126 Fairyhouse January Jumps 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).

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