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Stephen Donohoe

Stephen Donohoe (born February 28, 1984) is a flat racing jockey, British Champion Apprentice 2006. The Athlone man rode 44 winners in 2006 and finished four ahead of his main challengers, capturing the hearts of the nation when he claimed the title in late October[1].

He sealed the prestigious award with victory on a 14/1 shot, Show Trial, at Musselburgh Racecourse in Scotland.

Stephen has now established himself as one of Ireland’s most promising jockeys and by winning the Lester Award for Apprentice Jockey of the Year, he follows in the footsteps of the likes of Seb Sanders and Ryan Moore[2].

Stephen, who has also recently spent some time racing in California, began his career in Athlone with Gerry Moran, before joining RACE in Kildare and training under Christy Roche, Dave Evans and William Musson.



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