Denise Foster

Date of licence: 1998

First winner: Polaris Flame (Mr Peter Buchanan) Punchestown, May 5, 2000

Significant horses: Tiger Roll, Quilixios, Black Tears, Lily's Rainbow, My Cool Lady, Supreme Touch, Not For Burning, Tipped Up Harry, Miles To Memphis, Polaris Flame, Super Gale. 

Did you know: 

From Belfast, Denise Foster has been training since 1998. Better known by her childhood nickname "Sneezy", she comes from a showjumping and three-day-eventing background and her first runners as a trainer were in the point-to-point field. 

Polaris Flame and Supreme Touch were among her early winners on the racecourse proper and the likes of the seven-time winner Tipped Up Harry, the Listed winner Lily's Rainbow, the Punchestown Festival scorer My Cool Lady, Not For Burning, Miles To Memphis and Supreme Touch have brought her notable success. 

In early March 2021, Denise took over the licence to train at Cullentra House while Gordon Elliott served a six-month ban. At the Cheltenham Festival only weeks later, she sent out three winners, four horses to finish second and two horses to finish third. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/202330000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2021/202260002€0€1,250€1,250
Winter All Weather 2020/202141000€9,000€220€9,220
Winter All Weather 2019/202010000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2018/201950000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2017/2018101010€6,875€1,000€7,875
Winter All Weather 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201650000€0€1,100€1,100
Winter All Weather 2014/201531100€7,000€1,445€8,445
Winter All Weather 2013/201410000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201350010€0€640€640
Winter All Weather 2011/201290231€0€4,308€4,308
National Hunt 2022/2023402334€10,900€12,265€23,165
National Hunt 2021/202230432282123€272,400€148,905€421,305
National Hunt 2020/202120617232418€147,600€269,260€416,860
National Hunt 2019/2020220110€0€4,650€4,650
National Hunt 2018/2019191211€6,250€7,463€13,713
National Hunt 2017/2018190212€0€22,288€22,288
National Hunt 2016/2017262131€26,563€23,150€49,713
National Hunt 2015/2016414254€37,525€11,305€48,830
National Hunt 2014/2015623032€18,900€3,620€22,520
National Hunt 2013/2014352634€11,410€14,160€25,570
National Hunt 2012/2013473322€15,400€7,298€22,698
National Hunt 2011/2012280011€0€1,335€1,335
National Hunt 2010/2011521328€6,300€10,422€16,722
National Hunt 2009/2010382220€42,350€10,980€53,330
National Hunt 2008/2009381212€10,500€5,900€16,400
National Hunt 2007/2008282111€15,050€3,935€18,985
National Hunt 2006/2007211110€13,200€3,665€16,865
National Hunt 2005/2006261100€7,000€1,360€8,360
National Hunt 2004/2005231102€7,000€4,225€11,225
National Hunt 2003/2004333243€31,700€17,660€49,360
National Hunt 2002/2003321443€10,500€15,030€25,530
National Hunt 2001/2002243163€30,455€13,853€44,308
National Hunt 2000/200192120€16,888€3,962€20,849
Flat 202371100€6,300€2,350€8,650
Flat 2022313313€22,500€11,775€34,275
Flat 2021713665€25,200€26,815€52,015
Flat 2020310314€0€9,970€9,970
Flat 2019531224€7,813€21,273€29,085
Flat 2018331233€7,813€20,210€28,023
Flat 2017322022€26,250€12,050€38,300
Flat 2016342115€34,438€33,700€68,138
Flat 2015101201€11,200€10,920€22,120
Flat 201460000€0€0€0
Flat 2013130100€0€1,190€1,190
Flat 2012171223€5,600€4,720€10,320

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Petit Dejeuner L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 40yds 8 10-6 Sheridan Electric M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Curragh 28/05/23 Sophie's Star (GB) G.P. Halpin Hcp 6f 10 9-6 81 Barberstown Castle Irish EBF (F) H'cap
Limerick 26/05/23 Dragon's Pass D.J Gilligan HcpHdl 2m 3f 2 11-5 93 Regeneron Ireland H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,100
Curragh 26/05/23 A Shin Undine M.A. Enright Hcp 1m 12 9-11 74 Novibet Blog H'cap
Limerick 25/05/23 Deux Par Deux (FR) K.E Buckley HcpCh 2m 3f 160yds p.u. 11-6 89 CUBE H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 23/05/23 Banada Bridge D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 3f 80yds 12 11-7 88 Join Us For Summer In Town H'cap Hdle (Div 2)
Gowran-Park 23/05/23 Flier (GB) M.A. Enright Hcp 1m 10 9-3 50 Membership At Gowran Park Golf Club Hcap (Div 1)
Gowran-Park 10/05/23 A Shin Undine M.A. Enright Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 1 9-13 67 Save 33% Buying Tickets Online H'cap (Div 1) €6,300
Cork 06/05/23 Memory Of Youth S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-0 101 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap H'dle €575
Naas 06/05/23 Sophie's Star (GB) G.P. Halpin Hcp 5f 205yds 6 9-11 82 Declan Landy Fencing H'cap €250
Punchestown 28/04/23 Petit Dejeuner D. McGill NHF 2m 2f 15 11-0 Avison Young INH Flat Race
Cork 21/04/23 A Shin Undine J.J.G. Ryan Hcp 1m 2 9-9 65 Captain Ruben Ocana Memorial H'cap €2,100
Gowran-Park 18/04/23 Molly's Gamble M.A. Enright Hcp 1m 5f 160yds 8 9-4 84 SP Or Better Guaranteed With Tote H'cap
Fairyhouse 10/04/23 Memory Of Youth L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 5f 155yds 9 10-0 101 Fairyhouse Steel H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 08/04/23 Petit Dejeuner S.W. Flanagan MdnHdl 2m 4f 15 11-5 Tom Quinlan Electrical M'dn H'dle
Naas 30/03/23 Dragon's Pass D.J Gilligan HcpHdl 2m 63yds 5 11-5 93 Owners Insurance Included H'cap H'dle €300
Naas 30/03/23 Memory Of Youth S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 2f 190yds 4 11-13 101 Thanks To All Our Sponsors H'cap H'dle €500
Naas 12/03/23 Dragon's Pass D.J Gilligan HcpHdl 1m 7f 89yds 2 10-9 90 Bar One Racing Price Boosts H'cap H'dle €2,100
Naas 12/03/23 Rideau Canal K.E Buckley HcpHdl 1m 7f 89yds 5 11-2 93 Bar One Racing Price Boosts H'cap H'dle €315
Leopardstown 06/03/23 Petit Dejeuner B. O'Neill NHF 2m 3 11-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race €1,100

*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).