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 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 2019/2020290041€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 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
Limerick 30/01/20 The Dreams Alive H. Morgan MdnHdl 2m 5f 6 11-0 www.limerickraces.ie (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €220
Fairyhouse 25/01/20 Calibrator M.P. Fogarty MdnHdl 2m 18 11-10 Free Racecourse WiFi Fairyhouse Mdn H'dl
Punchestown 15/01/20 Robin Des Ruby C.P. McNamara HcpHdl 2m 4f fell 9-11 88 Where The Nation Plays Novice H'cap Hdle
Tramore 01/01/20 Robin Des Ruby R.P. Treacy MdnHdl 2m 10 10-6 David Flynn Building Contractors Mdn Hdl
Punchestown 31/12/19 The Dreams Alive H. Morgan NHF 2m 2f 13 11-2 ISF EBF (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Leopardstown 26/12/19 Riverdene Gavin Peter Brouder HcpHdl 2m 11 10-0 104 Holden Plant Rentals Novice H'cap H'dle
Naas 16/12/19 Robin Des Ruby R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m 16 11-1 Clinton Higgins (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 10/12/19 Robin Des Ruby R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 2m u.r. 10-10 2020 Tramore Annual Badge (M) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 10/12/19 Riverdene R.A. Doyle BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 5 11-9 Harry de Bromhead Award 2019 Beg S'chase €450
Thurles 28/11/19 Robin Des Ruby R.A. Doyle MdnHdl 1m 7f 171yds 15 10-13 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Navan 24/11/19 Riverdene R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 3 10-9 104 Davis Civil Engineering H'cap H'dle €1,250
Thurles 07/11/19 Stephenstown (GB) M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 9 11-8 102 Two-Mile Borris H'cap H'dle
Cork 03/11/19 Riverdene R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-13 104 WhatOddsPaddy H'cap H'dle €650
Cork 20/10/19 Stephenstown (GB) N.P. Madden HcpHdl 2m 3f 10 10-11 103 Matchbook Betting Exchange H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/10/19 Calibrator M.P. Fogarty MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-7 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Riverdene R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 5 11-4 104 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers H'cap H'dle €375
Navan 28/09/19 Calibrator D. Meyler MdnHdl 2m 20 11-8 Bar One Racing App M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 27/09/19 Scotch Quay R.A. Doyle BegCh 2m 1f 165yds u.r. 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Listowel 10/09/19 Scotch Quay R.A. Doyle BegCh 2m 1f 3 11-7 John F. McGuire Beginners S'chase €1,500
Cork 05/08/19 Scotch Quay R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 3f 8 11-2 102 Marymount Hospice Charity 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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