Des McDonogh

County Of Origin: Meath

Date Of Licence: 1972

First Winner: Muraka, Thurles, February 1st, 1973

Significant Horses: Monksfield, Strandfield, Herbert United, Assigh Lady, Brevet, Royal South, Morga, Fiscal Focus

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Des McDonogh will always be remembered as the trainer of the great Monksfield who won the Champion Hurdle in 1978 and again in 1979. The late-1970’s and early-1980’s were generally considered a golden era for two-mile hurdlers, with Sea Pigeon, Night Nurse and Monksfield each winning two Champion Hurdles in that period. Monksfield had a battling attitude to rival any horse and it served him exceptionally well especially at Cheltenham where his form figures were 2-2-1-1-2. McDonogh began training in 1972 and sent out his first winner early the following year when Muraka, ridden by Alan Ross, won a bumper at Thurles on Thursday, February 1st. He also enjoyed success with the likes of Strandfield who won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle in 1979 and a few years later with Herbert United, who finished runner-up to Kesslin in the Irish Champion Hurdle in 1986 but was awarded the race in the steward's room. Brevet, Assigh Lady and Royal South were smart types Des trained to notable success on the Flat. Des is father to former Flat champion jockey Declan McDonogh. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202010000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2016/201740001€0€550€550
Winter All Weather 2013/201440000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2011/201250000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2021/2022301111€6,000€4,775€10,775
National Hunt 2020/2021592425€53,400€54,850€108,250
National Hunt 2019/2020451193€6,300€37,813€44,113
National Hunt 2018/2019663365€34,375€39,088€73,463
National Hunt 2017/2018593568€19,375€35,788€55,163
National Hunt 2016/2017693855€25,625€53,050€78,675
National Hunt 2015/2016738596€64,938€28,560€93,498
National Hunt 2014/2015625657€53,000€21,688€74,688
National Hunt 2013/2014654553€32,000€11,990€43,990
National Hunt 2012/2013463316€16,030€9,027€25,057
National Hunt 2011/2012400135€0€6,300€6,300
National Hunt 2010/2011292200€17,325€2,848€20,173
National Hunt 2009/2010261101€5,950€1,650€7,600
National Hunt 2008/2009320021€0€2,610€2,610
National Hunt 2007/2008220113€0€3,880€3,880
National Hunt 2006/2007150010€0€720€720
National Hunt 2005/2006340000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2004/2005351122€8,750€5,155€13,905
National Hunt 2003/2004230000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2002/2003190011€0€1,140€1,140
National Hunt 2001/2002430020€0€1,930€1,930
National Hunt 2000/2001260011€0€876€876
Flat 202130000€0€480€480
Flat 202050001€0€550€550
Flat 201990001€0€2,100€2,100
Flat 201850120€0€12,000€12,000
Flat 201790011€0€4,625€4,625
Flat 201681111€18,750€15,540€34,290
Flat 201560000€0€0€0
Flat 2014120002€0€6,000€6,000
Flat 201360000€0€0€0
Flat 2012200101€0€1,860€1,860
Flat 2011222021€10,500€1,880€12,380
Flat 2010420522€0€14,845€14,845
Flat 2009294013€25,900€3,000€28,900
Flat 2008502033€29,700€7,185€36,885
Flat 2007530521€0€17,445€17,445
Flat 2006230013€0€2,840€2,840
Flat 2005272032€19,950€4,175€24,125
Flat 2004521200€22,440€4,080€26,520
Flat 2003652235€77,500€18,165€95,665
Flat 2002321213€13,200€8,325€21,525
Flat 2001510211€0€9,682€9,682
Flat 2000541044€7,999€14,151€22,151
Flat 1999401543€8,888€26,873€35,761
Flat 1998256325€27,553€6,495€34,048

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Navan 20/10/21 Hearts Are Trumps S.D. Torrens Mdn 1m 6f 6 9-9 Flower Hill M'dn €240
Punchestown 13/10/21 Peace Party E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 6 10-4 88 Welcome Back Racing H'cap H'dle €220
Downpatrick 08/10/21 Alterno E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 5f 110yds 12 10-8 80 MB McGrady Chartered Accountants Hcp Hdl
Thurles 07/10/21 Hearts Are Trumps S.D. Torrens Mdn 2m 6 9-11 Horse & Jockey M'dn €240
Galway 05/10/21 Fair Minded S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 2m 160yds 2 11-4 84 The Galway H'cap H'dle €2,000
Gowran-Park 01/10/21 Peace Party E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 1 10-9 80 Watch Irish Racing On Racing TV Hcap Hdl €6,000
Gowran-Park 01/10/21 Alterno S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 10 11-0 80 Watch Irish Racing On Racing TV Hcap Hdl
Listowel 24/09/21 Hearts Are Trumps J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 14 11-1 135 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 18/09/21 Glenview M.M. McDonagh NHF 1m 7f 170yds 15 11-0 BarOneRacing (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Wexford 04/09/21 Alterno E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 150yds 10 10-8 80 Support Local Stay Local H'cap H'dle
Wexford 04/09/21 Larry Looby S.D. Torrens HcpCh 3m 1f 50yds p.u. 10-0 72 Racing Again October 24 25 H'cap S'chase
Bellewstown 25/08/21 Glenview R. Dudfield NHF 2m 212yds 8 10-13 Avison Young (Ladies) (Pro-Am) Flat Race
Bellewstown 25/08/21 Alterno E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 212yds 9 10-10 80 John Purfield Memorial H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Bellewstown 25/08/21 Fair Minded M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 212yds 10 11-7 87 John Purfield Memorial H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Tramore 13/08/21 Larry Looby E. Walsh HcpCh 2m 5f 150yds 7 10-2 74 Griffin Auctioneers H'cap S'chase
Tramore 13/08/21 Howluckycanwebe J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 150yds p.u. 10-9 84 Tom Murphy Mercedes (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 03/08/21 Glenview A.B. O'Connor NHF 1m 7f 68yds 9 10-11 Irelands Hidden Heartlands INH Flat Race
Galway 29/07/21 Hearts Are Trumps L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 11yds 15 10-6 137 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A
Limerick 22/07/21 Alterno E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 4 10-8 80 Knocklong H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €500
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Peace Party E. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 6 11-1 80 Mayo News M'dn H'dle €200

*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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