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 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 2021/2022335637€49,200€33,750€82,950
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 2021130001€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
Wexford 25/10/21 Good World R.A. Doyle NovHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-3 107 Kehoe Farming Rated Novice H'dle €550
Wexford 25/10/21 One Last Tango S.D. Torrens MdnHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-9 BetVictor M'dn H'dle €500
Galway 23/10/21 San Paolino (FR) M.M. McDonagh NHF 2m 90yds 7 11-2 COLM QUINN BMW (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Thurles 21/10/21 Navigator Jack F. Maguire NHF 2m 6 12-1 Munster INH Flat Race €200
Limerick 10/10/21 San Paolino (FR) H.C. Swan NHF 2m 5 11-8 Follow Limerick Facebook INH Flat Race €300
Dundalk 08/10/21 Twentybore (GB) J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 6 9-10 56 Leading Jockey & Trainer Apprentice Hcap (Div 2) €200
Listowel 24/09/21 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 3 9-13 126 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €8,000
Listowel 20/09/21 Navigator Jack F. Maguire NHF 2m 4 11-9 Buckley Agri & McHale INH Flat Race €500
Navan 18/09/21 One Last Tango H.C. Swan NHF 1m 7f 170yds 1 11-7 BarOneRacing (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Kilbeggan 03/09/21 One Last Tango H.C. Swan NHF 2m 3f 11yds 2 11-7 KilbegganRaces.com (Pr-Am) INH Flat Race €2,000
Clonmel 02/09/21 Twentybore (GB) H.C. Swan Hcp 2m 65yds 5 11-6 58 John Thomas McNamara Series (QR) H'cap €330
Bellewstown 25/08/21 Good World M.P. O'Connor HcpHdl 2m 4f 57yds 9 10-1 107 Bective Stud Mullacurry Cup Hcap Hdle
Bellewstown 25/08/21 Loup De Tallane (FR) R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 4f 57yds 4 11-4 92 Donacarney Village Square H'cap H'dle €500
Ballinrobe 23/08/21 Barangarou M.P. O'Connor HcpHdl 2m 6f 14yds 4 10-9 83 Ballinrobe Centenary Year H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €500
Killarney 20/08/21 One Last Tango H.C. Swan NHF 2m 1f 2 11-6 Daily Jackpots BoyleSports INH Flat Race €2,000
Killarney 20/08/21 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 1f 1 9-10 119 Rentokil Initial H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €24,000
Tramore 12/08/21 Barangarou H. Morgan HcpHdl 2m 4f 110yds 3 10-11 83 HOLLYWOODBETS H'cap H'dle €1,000
Wexford 06/08/21 Good World H. Morgan HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 1 11-9 102 Holiday In Wexford H'cap H'dle €6,000
Cork 02/08/21 Barangarou R.A. Doyle HcpHdl 2m 2f 180yds fell 11-5 83 Follow Us On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Galway 28/07/21 Wouldn't You Agree M.M. McDonagh NovHdl 2m 110yds 5 11-8 119 Tote+ Placepot Pays More Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €900
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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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