Enda Bolger

County Of Origin : Kilkenny

Date of licence: 1986

First winner : Fearless Leader, Roscommon, September 8th, 1986

Significant horses: Risk Of Thunder, Gilgamboa, On The Fringe, Elegant Lord, Garde Champetre, Spot Thedifference

Associated jockeys: Mark Walsh, Nina Carberry


Did you know: Enda Bolger is undoubtedly the master when it comes to cross-country and banks races, having amassed a record that is never likely to be surpassed in them. In a fine riding career, Enda rode many winners for the legendary P.P. Hogan, including no less than five renewals of the Champion Hunters Chase at the Punchestown Festival. Until J T McNamara surpassed it in 2006, Bolger had previously held the record for the number of wins in point-to-points with 413, having been crowned champion point-to-point rider on seven occasions. Enda has trained since the late-1980’s and has put together an incredible record in banks and cross country races, with multiple wins in the La Touche Cup at the Punchestown festival and the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Ted Walsh rode Enda's first winner, Fearless Leader, in a bumper at Roscommon in September, 1986.

Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Auvergnat (FR) - D.J. McInerney - 2018)

Bulmers Secret Leopardstown H'cap Schase (Grade A) (Birchdale - M.M. McDonagh - 2022)

Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1) (Gilgamboa - A.P. McCoy - 2015)

Boylesports.com H'dle (Grade B) (Gilgamboa - M.P. Walsh - 2014)

Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Ballyoisin - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2018)

GMHD Killarney National H'cap S'chase (Shady Operator - - 2021)

BoyleSports H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Ballyoisin - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2019)

coopsuperstores.ie H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Ballyoisin - D.J. McInerney - 2017)

Dick And Mary Butler Memorial H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Ballyoisin - J.S. McGarvey - 2017)

Dawn Milk H'cap S'chase (Lucky Town - D.J. Casey - 1998)

TheTote.com Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (Ballyoisin - M.P. Walsh - 2019)

TheTote.com Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (Ballyoisin - B.J. Geraghty - 2018)

Avon Ri Corporate & Leisure Resort S'ch (Spot Thedifference - J.T. McNamara - 2007)

Blue Square S'chase (La Touche Cup) (Good Step - N. Carberry - 2006)

Shannon Airport Novice S'chase (Grade 2) (Gilgamboa - M.P. Walsh - 2014)

BoyleSports Bourn Vincent H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Everlastingpromise (GB) - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2020)

Beaufort Golf Club An Riocht S'chase (Grade 3) (Ballyoisin - B.J. Geraghty - 2018)

Finbarr Slattery National H'cap S'chase (Auvergnat (FR) - M.P. Walsh - 2017)

McSweeney Killarney National H'cap S'ch (Cantlow - M.P. Walsh - 2016)

Avon Ri Corporate & Leisure Resort S'ch (Garde Champetre (FR) - N. Carberry - 2009)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/2023687465€46,200€40,575€86,775
National Hunt 2021/202212511976€170,100€106,055€276,155
National Hunt 2020/2021118148119€115,200€54,520€169,720
National Hunt 2019/2020658647€101,950€61,575€163,525
National Hunt 2018/20197513645€299,875€35,463€335,338
National Hunt 2017/2018106131286€172,750€68,963€241,713
National Hunt 2016/20171231313127€119,313€92,838€212,150
National Hunt 2015/2016861181214€112,900€76,515€189,415
National Hunt 2014/20155710979€153,760€59,970€213,730
National Hunt 2013/201482147124€157,770€70,107€227,877
National Hunt 2012/20135711427€89,650€13,860€103,510
National Hunt 2011/2012470434€0€17,225€17,225
National Hunt 2010/20115511938€84,000€29,595€113,595
National Hunt 2009/2010539553€91,950€30,475€122,425
National Hunt 2008/2009487656€74,200€37,100€111,300
National Hunt 2007/2008343323€26,950€29,610€56,560
National Hunt 2006/2007564633€53,700€31,320€85,020
National Hunt 2005/2006405333€63,500€18,160€81,660
National Hunt 2004/20055841021€49,300€29,425€78,725
National Hunt 2003/2004543625€34,000€25,220€59,220
National Hunt 2002/2003706655€63,690€26,615€90,305
National Hunt 2001/20027512797€129,940€38,826€168,766
National Hunt 2000/2001486463€45,330€19,757€65,087

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Birchdale A.P. Kelly HcpCh 2m 5f 97yds p.u. 11-0 135 Carrickmines H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 04/03/23 Midnight Maestro (GB) T. Joseph Kelly HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-3 118 Navan Members Veterans H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 19/02/23 Midnight Maestro (GB) T. Joseph Kelly Ch 3m 1f fell 11-7 ARKequine P.P. Hogan Cross Country S'ch
Punchestown 19/02/23 Everlastingpromise (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe Ch 3m 1f p.u. 11-4 ARKequine P.P. Hogan Cross Country S'ch
Punchestown 19/02/23 Champagne Platinum S.D. Torrens HcpCh 3m 4f 40yds 4 10-12 135 QuinnBet National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €4,500
Punchestown 19/02/23 Stealthy Tom S.D. Torrens Ch 3m 1f 1 12-0 ARKequine P.P. Hogan Cross Country S'ch €6,300
Clonmel 16/02/23 Norwigi L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 106yds 4 11-5 107 Grange Novice H'cap S'chase €550
Thurles 09/02/23 Dreamsrmadeofthis T. Joseph Kelly HcpCh 2m 77yds 3 11-2 101 Racing Again February 23rd H'cap S'chase €1,100
Leopardstown 05/02/23 Birchdale A.P. Kelly HcpCh 2m 5f 44yds 4 10-6 135 Bulmers Leopardstown H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €7,500
Punchestown 30/01/23 Albaquirky D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 70yds 7 11-12 97 Bar One Racing Bet (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Naas 29/01/23 Genois (FR) S.D. Torrens HcpCh 2m 4f 90yds 5 11-11 129 Naas 2023 Membership Novice Hcap S'chase €480
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Norwigi L.P. Dempsey HcpCh 2m 5f 5 11-8 109 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Hcap S'chase €330
Thurles 22/01/23 Midnight Maestro (GB) T. Joseph Kelly HcpCh 2m 5f 162yds 6 11-3 127 www.thurlesraces.ie H'cap S'chase €320
Cork 07/01/23 Albaquirky D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 99 Happy New Year From All At Cork Mdn Hdle
Naas 20/12/22 Headwind J.P. Shinnick MdnHdl 2m 2f 183yds 21 11-0 Jack Carter Naas Member M'dn H'dle
Naas 20/12/22 Albaquirky MdnHdl 2m 2f 183yds 17 11-4 Jack Carter Naas Member M'dn H'dle
Thurles 18/12/22 Dreamsrmadeofthis D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 59yds 11 11-11 102 Molony Cup H'cap S'chase
Thurles 18/12/22 Rathcannon Violet D.M. Russell NHF 1m 7f 111yds 10 11-4 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Norwigi G. Benson HcpCh 2m 5f 40yds 6 10-10 111 Fairyhouse Ladies H'cap S'chase €290
Thurles 01/12/22 Solitary Man D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 7 10-13 Thurles Racecourse M'dn H'dle

*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).