Leading jockey standings: Tipperary Stakes triumph helps Keane stretch lead


The 26-year-old’s all-conquering flat season continues as he remains top of the tree

Friday, July 09, 2021
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Statement victories at Tipperary and The Curragh have helped Colin Keane stretch his already sizable advantage at the top of the leading jockey standings

The 26-year-old brought up his half-century a fortnight ago and has since topped up his tally by 12, in part thanks to a run of four straight wins over two days at Roscommon and Limerick at the end of June

That sequence peaked atop Sacred Bridge, who Keane led home in the listed Tipperary Stakes, following up a triumph on board Amhran Na Bhfiann in the International Curragh Cup which banked him €60,000

Shane Foley was similarly rewarded at the same venue after guiding Cadillac to glory in the Group 3 ARM Holding International Stakes and he now has 32 wins to his name this season

Foley stands five clear of Seamie Heffernan, who banked back-to-back victories on King of the Castle and National Ballet at Limerick last weekend to stay third in the standings

Chris Hayes also went two in two at Leopardstown on Thursday to continue an impressive spell having overseen Storm Legend's success in the Nursey of Champions at Naas.

The same meeting saw Hadman claim The Irish EBF Median Sires Series Race under Dylan McMonagle, who rounds off the top five as it stands.

Leading Jockeys
1. Colin Keane – 62
2. Shane Foley – 32
3. Seamie Heffernan – 27
4. Chris Hayes – 26
5. Dylan McMonagle – 25
6. Billy Lee – 23
7. Ronan Whelan – 23
8. Wayne Lordan – 22
9. Kevin Manning – 21
10. Shane Crosse – 19

The sequence peaked atop Sacred Bridge, who Keane led home in the listed Tipperary Stakes, following up a triumph on board Amhran Na Bhfiann in the International Curragh Cup which banked him €60,000

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