County of origin: Kildare
Date of licence: 2002
First winner: Be Patient (Johnny Murtagh) Galway, September 11, 2002
Final winner: War Hero (Niall McCullagh) Dundalk, December 21, 2018
Significant horses (selected): Skitter Scatter, Waterways, Tis Mighty, Coral Wave, Seolan, Sugar Boy, Manalapan, Ceylon, Queen Blossom, Cedars Of Lebanon, Canary Row.
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Grandson of the legendary trainer, P.J. 'Darkie' Prendergast, and son of Paddy Prendergast and a nephew of Kevin Prendergast, Patrick Prendergast certainly had the pedigree to train. Having served his training apprenticeship with his father, Dermot Weld, Jim Bolger, Jean-Claude Rouget, Prendergast also had a spell in California before working as an assistant to Ed Dunlop and Sir Michael Stoute.
He took out his licence in 2002 and Johnny Murtagh rode Patrick's first winner, Be Patient, at Galway in September of that same year. The likes of Waterways, Tis Mighty, Sugar Boy and Queen Blossom have all provided the Curragh-based trainer with notable success but it was Skitter Scatter that gave him his then biggest success when landing the Group 2 Debutante Stakes in the hands of Ronan Whelan at the Curragh on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
The following month, Skitter Scatter proved one of the stars of the show when landing the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on the second day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh. It was a first Group 1 success for Prendergast and winning jockey Ronan Whelan.
Prendergast relinquished his trainer's licence in early 2019 and went to work with his Curragh neighbour John Oxx. The majority of his horses also moved to the Oxx yard, including Skitter Scatter. In all Prendergast trained 141 winners in Ireland.
Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (Skitter Scatter (USA) - R.P. Whelan - 2018)
Hacketts EBF Irish Cambridgeshire (Tis Mighty - E.J. McNamara - 2008)
Foran Equine Irish EBF Auct. Race Final (Cedars Of Lebanon - R.P. Whelan - 2018)
Debutante Stakes (Group 2) (Skitter Scatter (USA) - R.P. Whelan - 2018)
Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes (Group 3) (Queen Blossom - F.M. Berry - 2016)
Flame Of Tara EBF Stakes (Listed) (Coral Wave - D.P. McDonogh - 2011)
Isabel Morris Marble Hill Stakes (Listed) (Waterways - N.G. McCullagh - 2005)
C.L. Weld Park Stakes (Group 3) (Coral Wave - D.P. McDonogh - 2011)
Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stks (Group 3) (Skitter Scatter (USA) - R.P. Whelan - 2018)
Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes (Listed) (Canary Row - R.P. Whelan - 2017)
Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed) (Seolan - C.D. Hayes - 2012)
Eyrefield Stakes (Listed) (Sugar Boy - C.D. Hayes - 2012)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery (Sugar Boy - C.D. Hayes - 2012)
Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race (Red Persian - K.J. Manning - 2017)
Bank Of Ireland Hcap (Canary Row - G.P. Halpin - 2016)
Gallo Turning Leaf EBF(Fillies) H'cap (Tis Mighty - N.G. McCullagh - 2007)
Kerry Group Race (Waterways - N.G. McCullagh - 2006)
www.leopardstown.com H'cap (Home You Stroll - N.G. McCullagh - 2006)
Ballyclough H'cap (Nathan Jones (GB) - N.G. McCullagh - 2003)
Kilkenny Senior Hurlers June 24th H'cap (Canary Row - G.P. Halpin - 2017)
*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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