Padraig Beggy

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Red Venus (Seamus Fahey) Naas, July 23, 2003

Significant horses: Sovereign, Wings Of Eagles, Hydrangea, Sugarhoneybaby, Sharisse, Knock Stars, Green Lassy, Vivacious Vivienne, Drunken Sailor

Assoc. Trainer: Aidan O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien

Did you know:

From Dunboyne, County Meath, Padraig Beggy first sat on a horse when he was 14 whilst working for local trainer Owen Weldon. He graduated from RACE in 2003 and rode his first winner in July of that year on the Seamus Fahey-trained Red Venus in an apprentice handicap at Naas. He continued his apprenticeship with Kevin Prendergast, enjoying notable success in big handicaps early in his career on the likes of the Prendergast-trained Ulfah, Noel Meade's Sugarhoneybaby and Green Lassy for Ger Lyons. He later rode in Britain and also spent time in Australia where he rode 30 winners.

Based with Aidan O'Brien since January 2015, Padraig is a key member of the backroom team in Ballydoyle. He rode his first Group race winner on O'Brien's Hydrangea in the Group 3 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown in early April, 2017 and finished third on the same filly in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at The Curragh the following month.

Better was to come in early June of the same year when, on his first ride in the race, he won the Investec Derby at Epsom on 40/1 chance Wings Of Eagles, a sixth win in the race for Aidan O'Brien. 

Padraig gained further Derby success when he landed the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh in June 2019 on the Aidan O'Brien-trained Sovereign. A 33/1 chance, Beggy made all the running on Sovereign for a six-length success over Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck, his stable companion and the 5/4 favourite. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2017/2018243012€20,000€3,925€23,925
Winter All Weather 2016/201790110€0€4,488€4,488
Winter All Weather 2015/2016452333€11,900€18,110€30,010
Flat 2019341141€870,000€28,650€898,650
Flat 2018222311€21,875€324,613€346,488
Flat 2017484263€93,675€52,463€146,138
Flat 2016370321€0€104,725€104,725
Flat 201530000€0€0€0
Flat 20111087657€48,550€29,943€78,493
Flat 201026422121620€290,508€51,233€341,740
Flat 200919915141310€142,580€75,107€217,687
Flat 200826117191217€183,510€158,915€342,425
Flat 2007260814128€73,840€78,103€151,943
Flat 20062456111518€65,450€57,565€123,015
Flat 20052121411810€163,920€58,575€222,495
Flat 200427121221317€373,490€140,885€514,375
Flat 2003574654€33,500€31,300€64,800

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 15/09/19 Capri F 1m 6f 10 9-9 111 Comer Group International Irish St Leger Group 1
Laytown 11/09/19 Pari Passu F 7f 5 10-3 50 ScotchHall Shopping Centre Claiming Race €315
Laytown 11/09/19 The Right Choice Hcp 6f 7 10-7 68 Bohan Hyland & Associates H'cap
Laytown 11/09/19 Broadway Queen Mdn 7f 10 9-12 Gilna's Cottage Inn Pride Of Place M'dn
Curragh 23/08/19 Mazeo Lad Hcp 6f 63yds 26 9-3 67 TRM Calphormin H'cap
Curragh 23/08/19 Monument Valley Mdn 7f 9 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Cork 17/08/19 Credenza F 1m 4f 5 9-0 93 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stk (Group 3) Group 3 €2,250
Gowran Park 14/08/19 Annie Fior F 1m 1f 100yds 11 9-8 98 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stks (Listed) Listed
Curragh 09/08/19 Great Grey Hcp 1m 5 9-3 80 Curragh Supporting Kildare GAA H'cap €510
Curragh 09/08/19 Emma's Girl Mdn 5f 9 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Galway 01/08/19 Fire Fly F 7f 10 9-1 101 Arthur Guinness Irish EBF Corrib(F)Stks (Listed) Listed
Galway 30/07/19 Mythic Mdn 7f 3 9-0 COLM QUINN BMW Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,750
Gowran Park 27/07/19 Invitation Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 4 9-0 79 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €750
Leopardstown 25/07/19 Dancing Beauty Mdn 7f 20yds 13 9-0 Irish Stall Farms EBF Med. Auct. (F) Mdn
Naas 24/07/19 Rubys Jazz Mdn 6f 12 9-10 Tom Jones Memorial M'dn
Naas 24/07/19 Impossiblecometrue Mdn 6f 11 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 24/07/19 Fantasy F 6f 17 9-0 89 Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes (Listed) Listed
Curragh 21/07/19 Annie Fior F 1m 1f 3 9-9 89 Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) Group 2 €11,500
Killarney 19/07/19 Coolmill Mdn 1m 6f 11 10-3 The Tote M'dn
Killarney 17/07/19 Simply Beautiful F 1m 30yds 3 9-1 91 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes (Listed) Listed €5,500

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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