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)

Rentokil Initial H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Wouldn't You Agree - M.M. McDonagh - 2021)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/202240000€0€200€200
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 2022/2023292002€12,600€4,245€16,845
National Hunt 2021/2022705659€49,200€38,570€87,770
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 2021140001€0€1,540€1,540
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Mr MacPhisto R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 5 11-9 89 Mahon Hospitality Group H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Great Island D. Meyler MdnHdl 2m 3f 9 11-4 Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle
Wexford 05/08/22 Wouldn't You Agree D. Meyler BegCh 2m 4f fell 11-12 O’Driscoll’s Irish Whiskey Beg S'chase
Cork 01/08/22 One Last Tango M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 2f 180yds 8 11-10 105 Kanturk H'cap H'dle
Limerick 21/07/22 Hidalgo Des Mottes (FR) R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-12 Jason Nyhan Memorial (C&G) M'dn H'dle €375
Ballinrobe 19/07/22 One Last Tango M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 1f 95yds 5 11-10 105 David Heneghan Memorial H'cap H'dle €345
Kilbeggan 15/07/22 Mr MacPhisto R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 1m 7f 50yds 1 11-4 85 Mullingar H'cap H'dle €6,300
Kilbeggan 15/07/22 Good World J.B. Foley HcpHdl 3m 100yds 5 11-8 99 Hurley Family H'cap H'dle €315
Killarney 14/07/22 Great Island R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-4 Kerry Drain Services M'dn H'dle €210
Killarney 14/07/22 Navigator Jack HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 104 AdareManor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €390
Roscommon 04/07/22 I Ain't No Joke Kieran Callaghan MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-7 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle
Tramore 03/07/22 Good World J.B. Foley HcpHdl 2m 5f 120yds 5 11-3 101 Coast To Curragh Charity Cycle Hcp Hdle €345
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Hidalgo Des Mottes (FR) A.B. O'Connor NHF 2m 188yds 7 11-2 Bar One Racing Getting Out INH Flat Race
Tipperary 30/06/22 Navigator Jack Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-10 104 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €725
Wexford 15/06/22 Hidalgo Des Mottes (FR) M.J.M. O'Sullivan NHF 2m 9 11-7 Country Fest (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Kilbeggan 13/06/22 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 5 11-10 Belvedere House & Gardens Opp Beg Schase €360
Wexford 08/06/22 Allyouneedisone S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 Three Rocks (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Listowel 06/06/22 Navigator Jack M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-3 98 Mike Lawlee Memorial H'cap H'dle €6,300
Tramore 03/06/22 Good World J.B. Foley BegCh 2m 5f p.u. 11-9 Waterford Chamber Of Commerce Beg. S'ch
Tramore 03/06/22 One Last Tango L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 120yds 7 11-5 107 Tramore Amusement Park H'cap H'dle
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*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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