Ian Donoghue

hometown

Ashbourne, Meath

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085 8545097

The elder brother of Cheltenham Festival winning jockey Keith Donoghue, Ian made his point-to-point debut for Ronan O’Dwyer at Naul in February 2008, with his first success coming for Gordon Elliott aboard Lord Lansdown at Tallanstown two months later. A graduate of the pony racing circuit, Donoghue took an extended break from race-riding at the end of the 2009 season to work with hunts, firstly as first whip with the Louth’s, and then as the huntsman for the Co. Down Stagounds. During that time he won consecutive editions of the Huntsman’s Challenge at Punchestown. He returned at Dowth Hall in October 2019, over ten years after his last ride between the flags.
 

2020/21Season
0
Winners
CareerTotal
4
Winners
Date
Course
Race type
Horse
Fin Pos
Distance
SP
Handler
Video
6yo+ Geldings Maiden (Nov Rdrs)
3rd
15L
7/2
play
Open- Novice Riders
1st
9L
7/1
play
6yo+ Geldings Maiden
1st
10L
2/1
play
6yo+ Geldings Maiden
9th
39L
12/1
play
Open- Novice Riders
4th
17L
10/1
play
4yo Mares Maiden
5th
19L
10/1
play
Open- Novice Riders
4th
1L
4/1
play
6yo+ Geldings Maiden (Nov Rdrs)
4th
22½L
3/1
play

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Ian Donoghue riding high following a return from retirement

The Co. Meath native lost over four stone ahead of his comeback and reaped the rewards with an Oldtown double.

Report | Oldtown 15th February 2020

Screaming talent lifts Donoghue to first double strike