Kevin Manning (jockey)

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Kevin Manning
Occupation Jockey
BornKilsallaghan, County Dublin
Major racing wins
British Classic Race wins:
1000 Guineas (2007)
2000 Guineas (2013, 2021)
Epsom Derby (2008)
Irish Classic Race wins:
Irish Oaks (2008)
Irish Derby (2013)
Irish 1000 Guineas (2015)
Significant horses
Teofilo, New Approach, Finsceal Beo, Alexander Goldrun, Dawn Approach , Trading Leather, Pleascach, Poetic Flare

Kevin James Manning (born March 1967) [1] is an Irish flat racing jockey. Manning rides principally for the stable of Jim Bolger. [1] He has won both the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby.

Manning was champion flat racing apprentice jockey in Ireland on two accessions and was appointed as stable jockey to Jim Bolger in 1993. Manning won his first Group 1 race on Eva Luna in the 1994 Phoenix Stakes and his first classic race victory came in the 2002 Irish Oaks on Margarula. He has since won major races in Ireland, Britain, France and Hong Kong, notably on the filly Alexander Goldrun who won 5 Group 1 races .

Manning's highest profile victory came in 2008 when he rode New Approach to a half-length victory over Tartan Bearer in the Derby. He subsequently won the Irish Champion Stakes and English Champion Stakes on New Approach who is now a leading sire. He has also won the Gr 1 Dewhurst Stakes on 5 occasions.

In 2013 Manning won the 2000 Guineas & St James' Palace Stakes on New Approach's son Dawn Approach.

Manning is married to Bolger's daughter, Úna. The couple have two children. [1]

Major wins

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Scaling the heights in his own way". The Irish Times . 28 June 2008.