Colin Keane rode his first winner at Dundalk late in 2010 and has been on an upward curve ever since.
Flash forward ten years and he has twice been crowned champion jockey in Ireland, in 2017 and 2020, each time riding 100 winners. The County Meath-born rider was also runner-up in 2015 and 2019 and was crowned Champion Irish Apprentice in 2014 with 54 winners.
He has been Ger Lyons’ stable jockey since 2014, the pair combining to win two Classics in Ireland in 2020 via Siskin (Irish 2000 Guineas) and Even So (Irish Oaks).
As of 2021 he will also be riding for legendary Irish handler Dermot Weld, whenever he is not required by Lyons. Weld and Keane enjoyed a major international winner together in late 2020 when Tarnawa won the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland.
Colin Keane has had a limited number of rides in QIPCO British Champions Series contests to date. His highest finishes have been third in the 2020 Qatar Sussex Stakes aboard Siskin, having also been third on Endless Drama in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in 2016.
It is widely considered only a matter of time before the rider claims his maiden Group 1 success in Britain.