Meet Jack Kennedy - the 17-year-old Irishman with Gold Cup aspirations
JACK Kennedy could well be riding in the Timico Gold Cup on a relatively well-fancied horse next week. Jack is 17 years of age. Gordon Elliott gave him his first spin on the track when he was barely 16, the introduction to riding no less than a 6/4 favourite in the feature race of a summer’s Clonmel meet. Then, it was Elliott who won the Aintree National before he even had a winner in Ireland.