Eoin Griffin

First winner (restricted trainer): Treanaree (Norman Williamson) Navan, November 16, 1997

First winner (full licence): Rua Lass (Karl Wyse) Cork, July 4, 2000

Significant horses (selected): Kazal, Lounaos, Road to Respect, The Last Derby, Back To Paris, Don't Be Bitin, Kevat, Lounaos, Norther Bay, Academy Sir Harry, Admiral Barry, St Devote, Baracas, Mirpour, Rua Lass.

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Eoin’s route to becoming a racehorse trainer was not a conventional one, he did not work full-time in the industry before taking out a licence to train. He worked for Guinness in Waterford Brewery and gained experience riding out at the weekends and holidays for Aidan O'Brien's father in law, Joe Crowley.

However, Eoin always harboured dreams of training on a full-time basis. In 1996, he purchased a small farm close to his home village of Slieverue and over time he has developed the farm from a greenfield site to a state-of-the-art training facility.

Eoin’s top-class training facility at Beacon Hill, Slieverue is right on the Kilkenny-Waterford border so although his yard at Beacon Hill is located in County Kilkenny it is just also 10mins from Waterford City Centre. 

As a permit holder, Eoin enjoyed his first winner when Treanaree won a handicap hurdle in Navan. In 2000, Eoin took out his public licence and soon after Rua Lass duly obliged with his second winner landing a bumper at Cork. 

Eoin has also developed an excellent reputation for sourcing horses that have competed at the highest level. Kazal, Lounaos, Our Conor, Don’t Be Bitin, Glencove Marina, St Devote, The Last Derby and Road To Respect are just some of the horses Eoin has either purchased or sourced for owners.

carlton.ie/galwaycity (QR) H'cap (Admiral Barry - M.P. Fogarty - 2010)

Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Kazal (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2007)

Guinness H'cap (Kevkat - D.P. McDonogh - 2006)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF August H'cap (Back To Paris - J.P. Murtagh - 2005)

Ladbrokes.com Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) (Kazal (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2008)

Woodlands Park 100 Slaney Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Kazal (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2007)

INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Baracas (FR) - M.J. Bolger - 2011)

Curragh Amateur Derby EBF H'cap (Admiral Barry - M.P. Fogarty - 2010)

Listowel Race Supporters Lartigue H'dle (Grade C) (Don't Be Bitin - R. Walsh - 2005)

Dawn Milk H'cap H'dle (Rua Lass - S.G. McDermott - 2001)

Byrne Group Plc Tied Cottage S'chase (Don't Be Bitin - P. Carberry - 2008)

paddypower.com Johnstown Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Kazal (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2007)

Durkan New Homes Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2) (Lounaos (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2006)

Leopardstown November (Lounaos (FR) - P.J. Smullen - 2006)

Kevin McManus Bookmkr Grimes Nov S'chase (Grade 3) (Mirpour - R. Walsh - 2004)

Guinness H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (St Devote (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2010)

Ballykisteen Hotel Joe Mac Nov.H'dl (Grade 3) (Norther Bay (FR) - D.J. Casey - 2007)

Ladbrokes.com Dorans Pride Novice H'dle (Grade 3) (Kazal (FR) - D.J. Casey - 2006)

Kilbegnet EBF Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (St Devote (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2011)

Toshiba Copier Novice H'dle (Grade 3) (Kazal (FR) - B.J. Geraghty - 2007)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/202110000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2013/201420000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201330000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2011/201260111€0€3,810€3,810
National Hunt 2021/2022152412€13,200€16,800€30,000
National Hunt 2020/2021562031€12,600€5,865€18,465
National Hunt 2019/2020330041€0€7,433€7,433
National Hunt 2018/2019565333€33,125€12,900€46,025
National Hunt 2017/2018240222€0€8,775€8,775
National Hunt 2016/2017251112€16,250€6,213€22,463
National Hunt 2015/2016514694€38,830€33,975€72,805
National Hunt 2014/2015637374€49,000€23,965€72,965
National Hunt 2013/2014643963€21,875€48,195€70,070
National Hunt 2012/2013484354€23,800€11,595€35,395
National Hunt 2011/20128674107€77,670€29,255€106,925
National Hunt 2010/20111271211179€149,480€125,157€274,637
National Hunt 2009/201010849118€22,400€77,359€99,759
National Hunt 2008/20091371417149€132,195€101,395€233,590
National Hunt 2007/200812113101212€197,600€69,828€267,428
National Hunt 2006/200797171179€313,280€59,425€372,705
National Hunt 2005/2006754437€61,500€22,545€84,045
National Hunt 2004/2005868949€88,150€70,870€159,020
National Hunt 2003/20045310354€105,850€18,410€124,260
National Hunt 2002/2003571954€7,700€28,550€36,250
National Hunt 2001/2002404354€65,909€14,429€80,338
National Hunt 2000/2001265333€34,442€17,370€51,812
Flat 2021110001€0€1,010€1,010
Flat 201810000€0€0€0
Flat 2016110201€0€5,963€5,963
Flat 201420000€0€0€0
Flat 2013212130€18,800€6,490€25,290
Flat 2012201202€3,920€6,030€9,950
Flat 2011320112€0€13,090€13,090
Flat 2010494576€105,550€43,915€149,465
Flat 2009403111€21,000€6,070€27,070
Flat 2008665753€57,700€22,275€79,975
Flat 2007886499€75,770€42,565€118,335
Flat 2006558661€140,070€53,575€193,645
Flat 2005527342€93,300€15,090€108,390
Flat 2004335132€49,500€17,115€66,615
Flat 2003280103€0€7,450€7,450
Flat 2002100001€0€900€900
Flat 200120011€0€1,498€1,498

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Killarney 15/07/21 Barangarou M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-10 84 Dawn Hi + Lo H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Dundalk 12/07/21 Twentybore (GB) W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-3 61 Hollywoodbets First Past The Post Hcap
Bellewstown 03/07/21 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 188yds 2 9-7 116 Bar One Racing 'Bellewstown' H'cap H'dle €8,000
Bellewstown 01/07/21 Twentybore (GB) D. McMonagle Hcp 1m 6f 89yds 6 9-8 61 Awards And Gifts H'cap (Div 2) €200
Tipperary 01/07/21 One Last Tango J. Townend NHF 2m 38yds 6 11-4 Thank You To The Frontline INH Flat Race €200
Leopardstown 17/06/21 Twentybore (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 6 9-10 62 Sandycove H'cap €210
Wexford 16/06/21 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh NovHdl 2m 2 11-5 BoyleSports Novice H'dle €2,300
Kilbeggan 14/06/21 Get Phar M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 3m 180yds 8 10-13 91 Kilbeggan On Facebook Opp. H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 14/06/21 Frankfurter M.P. O'Connor HcpHdl 3m 180yds p.u. 10-9 82 Kilbeggan On Facebook Opp. H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Roscommon 08/06/21 One Last Tango J.C. Gainford NHF 1m 7f 80yds 4 11-0 Connolly's RED MILLS (P-A) INH Flat Race €550
Listowel 07/06/21 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €7,200
Leopardstown 03/06/21 Twentybore (GB) J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 4 8-10 62 RACE Academy Apprentice H'cap €600
Punchestown 30/05/21 Good World R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 2 11-12 97 Watch Racing Free Online H'cap H'dle €2,000
Limerick 27/05/21 Frankfurter R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-4 85 Foynes H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 25/05/21 Calibrator M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 3m 1f 6 10-10 80 www.McHale.net H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €200
Ballinrobe 25/05/21 Get Phar M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 3m 1f 2 11-7 90 www.McHale.net H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,000
Wexford 21/05/21 Good World R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 1f 1 11-13 92 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €6,000
Wexford 21/05/21 Barangarou R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-8 84 ESET Ireland (Mares) H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €550
Navan 15/05/21 Fahee J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 5f 14 8-11 50 Troytown Bar H'cap (Div 2)
Leopardstown 14/05/21 Twentybore (GB) Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 1m 4f 17 9-7 64 RACE Academy Apprentice H'cap

*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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