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 2020/2021130201€0€42,400€42,400
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 202030000€0€0€0
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
Ballinrobe 10/08/20 Fair Minded J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 61yds 2 11-3 81 Yupana Inc California H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €1,800
Ballinrobe 10/08/20 Maighnealta E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 6f 65yds 10 10-10 84 Bank Of Ireland H'cap H'dle
Sligo 05/08/20 Above The City R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds p.u. 10-5 103 Kevin Egan Cars H'cap H'dle
Galway 30/07/20 Larry Looby E. Walsh BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 9 11-7 Guinness Open Gate Brewery Beg. S'chase
Galway 30/07/20 Hearts Are Trumps J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 11yds 2 10-5 136 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A €40,000
Galway 29/07/20 Morga S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 2m 110yds 11 10-6 114 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle
Limerick 23/07/20 Little Haarth R.P. Treacy HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 10-6 98 Adare H'cap H'dle
Limerick 23/07/20 Above The City E. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-2 105 Patrickswell (Mares) M'dn H'dle €600
Ballinrobe 22/07/20 Fair Minded J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 1f 150yds 10 10-9 83 McGrath Limestone Works H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 15/07/20 Alterno E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 2f 7 11-0 95 Randox Health H'cap H'dle
Curragh 10/07/20 Morga A.C. Persse Hcp 1m 6f 9 8-3 89 Sky Bet Ebor Trial H'cap
Bellewstown 08/07/20 Above The City E. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 151yds 7 11-2 Hibernia Steel Products (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Navan 03/07/20 Alterno J.P. Shinnick Hcp 1m 2f 14 8-6 44 Stackallen Apprentice H'cap (Div 1)
Tipperary 26/06/20 Hearts Are Trumps N.P. Madden Hdl 2m 14 11-3 137 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Roscommon 24/06/20 Above The City E. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 47yds 9 11-2 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Navan 23/06/20 Alterno N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 5f 14 8-1 46 Oristown H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 13/03/20 Alterno N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 4f 9 8-8 47 Craic At The Track This Weekend H'cap
Punchestown 15/01/20 Fair Minded M.A. Enright HcpHdl 2m 9 10-2 85 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Theophilus M.P. Fogarty HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 90 Your Clubs Fundraiser H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Best Intentions M.P. Walsh MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds fell 11-7 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle

*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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