Kevin Prendergast

Date of birth: July 5, 1932

Date of licence: 1963

First winner: Zara, Phoenix Park, May, 1963

Significant horses (selected): Nebbiolo, Pidget, Artique Royale, Northern Treasure, Oscar Schindler, Conor Pass, La Collina, Kingsfort, Termagant, Mores Wells, Miss Beatrix, Mustameet, Rebelline, Verglas, Oscar Schindler, Earl Of Barking, Bradawn Breever, Termagant, Awtaad. 

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Kevin Prendergast was bred for success in horse racing, being a son of the legendary “Darkie” Prendergast. Along with Vincent O’Brien, Darkie was one of the first trainers to regularly travel their horses overseas and became the first non-British-based trainer to become Champion Trainer in Britain in 1963, a feat he repeated in the two years that followed. Kevin was born in Australia in 1932 and although educated here, he returned to Australia to begin his racing career before finally settling in Ireland. A leading amateur jockey, he worked as assistant trainer to his father before taking out his own license to train in 1963. Since then, he has won an array of Classic races, the first being with Pidget in the Irish 1,000 Guineas in 1972 and he continues to be a force in Group 1 races well into his sixth decade as a trainer. At Dundalk on September 24th 2010, Kevin reached the notable milestone of saddling his 2,000th career winner, Tell The Wind, cementing his position as one of the all-time greats of the Irish training ranks. He has won eight Irish Classics. Along with her Irish 1,000 Guineas success in 1972, Pidget also won the Irish St Leger and Conor Pass won the race the following year. Oscar Schindler was successful in the Irish St Leger on two occasions, in 1996 and 1997. Northern Treasure gave Prendergast his first Irish 2,000 Guineas win in 1976 and Awtaad gave him a second victory in the race 40 years later. Artique Royale was a second Irish 1,000 Guineas winner for Kevin Prendergast in 1981. Kevin's sole English Classic success to date came when Nebbiolo won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1977.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/2022131100€6,300€3,100€9,400
Winter All Weather 2020/2021162012€13,200€2,580€15,780
Winter All Weather 2019/202071012€6,600€2,000€8,600
Winter All Weather 2018/201960000€0€550€550
Winter All Weather 2017/201870101€0€2,600€2,600
Winter All Weather 2016/201750100€0€2,200€2,200
Winter All Weather 2015/2016160121€0€8,095€8,095
Winter All Weather 2014/201571021€8,750€2,295€11,045
Winter All Weather 2013/2014195303€28,700€6,160€34,860
Winter All Weather 2012/201371020€5,600€1,800€7,400
Winter All Weather 2011/2012163210€21,700€4,370€26,070
National Hunt 2022/202310000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2021/202230000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2018/201960011€0€1,775€1,775
National Hunt 2017/201820000€0€288€288
National Hunt 2016/201730000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2015/201680013€0€2,785€2,785
National Hunt 2014/201552011€70,100€9,000€79,100
National Hunt 2013/2014204431€39,280€17,576€56,856
National Hunt 2012/201350102€0€2,315€2,315
National Hunt 2010/201110000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2009/201010000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2008/200920020€0€1,600€1,600
National Hunt 2005/200640000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2004/200561110€7,700€3,150€10,850
National Hunt 2003/200410000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2002/200392011€16,100€1,850€17,950
National Hunt 2001/2002211333€8,888€15,746€24,634
National Hunt 2000/2001100331€0€6,499€6,499
Flat 2023110012€0€4,560€4,560
Flat 202268510103€39,900€59,150€99,050
Flat 202110079813€72,900€65,665€138,565
Flat 20201241219138€101,700€148,615€250,315
Flat 20199369613€79,938€158,148€238,085
Flat 20189110878€194,375€49,938€244,313
Flat 2017113715618€95,300€109,210€204,510
Flat 201615722141818€564,500€137,534€702,034
Flat 201518718152116€208,600€112,390€320,990
Flat 201417315181325€229,050€119,100€348,150
Flat 201323419283036€283,450€185,873€469,323
Flat 201223123282233€285,450€208,410€493,860
Flat 201130129342439€462,800€343,575€806,375
Flat 201034141514035€574,280€443,951€1,018,231
Flat 200938743654253€811,615€682,872€1,494,487
Flat 200840146425150€1,164,930€937,955€2,102,885
Flat 200734555474540€879,800€633,318€1,513,118
Flat 200632252474232€2,273,630€527,805€2,801,435
Flat 200537640474749€785,320€599,779€1,385,099
Flat 200433451343541€1,004,540€339,261€1,343,801
Flat 200334443463834€841,990€484,168€1,326,158
Flat 200237045404236€819,800€415,440€1,235,240
Flat 200130736224533€625,372€320,606€945,979
Flat 200029330403531€329,828€321,308€651,135
Flat 199929324382626€208,860€215,755€424,614
Flat 199830329422925€213,240€219,643€432,883

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Roscommon 01/06/23 Irish Annie C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 55yds 9 8-13 Irish EBF Median Sires Series M'dn
Tipperary 30/05/23 Woodcock Flight C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 110yds 6 9-8 80 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn €320
Curragh 26/05/23 Miracle Nation G.P. Halpin Mdn 6f 4 9-3 Extra Place Races Irish EBF (F) M'dn €1,000
Roscommon 22/05/23 Butterfly Garden D.N. Curran Hcp 1m 2f 66yds 9 9-2 75 Racing Again Here On June 1st H'cap
Roscommon 22/05/23 Lightupthesky C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 100yds 4 8-13 Roscommon Claiming M'dn €600
Naas 21/05/23 Monaasib (GB) C.D. Hayes F 7f 6 9-11 103 Owenstown Stud Stakes (Listed) Listed €800
Leopardstown 19/05/23 Cruiscin Lan G.P. Halpin Mdn 1m 15 9-8 Irish EBF Median Auction M'dn
Gowran-Park 03/05/23 Cruiscin Lan G.P. Halpin Mdn 1m 5 9-8 Open Singles Thursdays At Gowran M'dn €390
Punchestown 25/04/23 Tom Pepper J.W. Hendrick NHF 2m 100yds 16 11-3 Oak Lodge Landscapes Flat Race
Navan 22/04/23 Butterfly Garden J. Cleary Hcp 1m 5f 12 9-8 76 Donaghmore H'cap
Tipperary 20/04/23 Monaasib (GB) C.D. Hayes F 7f 100yds 3 9-7 103 Racing Again At Tipp On May 4th Race €1,450
Leopardstown 05/04/23 Butterfly Garden S.T. McCullagh Hcp 1m 2f 8 9-6 76 SHEIN Cup H'cap
Naas 06/11/22 Alaroos G.P. Halpin F 1m 3f 180yds 7 8-12 85 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 06/11/22 Cruiscin Lan G.P. Halpin Mdn 1m 17 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 04/11/22 Mehnah (GB) C.D. Hayes F 1m 13 9-4 100 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley (F) Stks (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 28/10/22 Alaroos C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-3 85 Story Of Dundalk Stadium Book H'cap €1,600
Naas 16/10/22 Mehnah (GB) C.D. Hayes F 1m 6 9-5 100 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed) Listed €950
Leopardstown 15/10/22 Monaasib (GB) J.A. Heffernan F 1m 2f 10 9-7 103 Trigo Stakes (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 15/10/22 Aird (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 5 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €480
Dundalk 07/10/22 Woodcock Flight C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 6 9-8 80 Irish EBF Median Sires Series (C&G) M'dn €500

*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).