Paul Townend

Date of Birth: September 15th, 1990

County of origin: Cork

First winner: The Chip Chopman (Seamus O'Donnell) Limerick, June 22nd, 2007

Assoc. Trainers: Willie Mullins

Significant horses: Douvan, Hurricane Fly, Quevega, Glens Melody, Nichols Canyon, Yorkhill, Killultagh Vic, Champagne Fever, Thousand Stars, Boston Bob, Djakadam, Vautour, Arvika Ligeonniere, Blood Cotil, Mikael D'Haguenet, Blackstairmountain, What A Charm, Golden Silver, Unaccompanied, Wicklow Brave, Final Approach, Blazing Tempo, On His Own, Indian Pace

Follow him on Twitter: @PTownend

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From Midleton, County Cork, Paul Townend began his career as an apprentice on the Flat with Willie Mullins and has been associated with the County Carlow trainer ever since. He was crowned champion jump jockey in the 2010/11 season and few would be against him winning the title again. He continues to enjoy considerable success. Paul rode four winners at the same meeting for the fourth time in his career when taking the last four races at Cork on December 11th, 2016. Included in his haul that day was a success in the Grade 2 Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase on the Willie Mullins-trained Douvan. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201321000€5,600€0€5,600
National Hunt 2016/201732847453136€570,150€380,213€950,363
National Hunt 2015/201624537351829€551,163€328,718€879,880
National Hunt 2014/201533071433328€1,055,470€354,348€1,409,818
National Hunt 2013/201438155372539€717,930€266,630€984,560
National Hunt 2012/201341171584437€925,005€512,660€1,437,665
National Hunt 2011/201230846453727€775,505€317,600€1,093,105
National Hunt 2010/201150980645942€1,259,740€414,104€1,673,844
National Hunt 2009/201040356653939€1,207,145€337,995€1,545,140
National Hunt 2008/200922736302528€769,880€180,785€950,665
Flat 201610000€0€0€0
Flat 201520020€0€35,760€35,760
Flat 201440010€0€720€720
Flat 201320010€0€6,000€6,000
Flat 201281100€5,250€1,360€6,610
Flat 2011112100€12,600€1,190€13,790
Flat 2010361263€4,900€17,030€21,930
Flat 20091461391416€82,250€39,242€121,492
Flat 200823020262218€259,900€119,185€379,085
Flat 200715310181216€86,110€60,525€146,635

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Clonmel 21/03/17 Fridaynightlights HcpHdl 2m 2f 119yds 2 11-0 95 Vee H'cap H'dle €2,400
Clonmel 21/03/17 Knockraha Boss BegCh 2m fell 11-12 110 Slievenamon Beginners S'chase
Clonmel 21/03/17 Sheera MdnHdl 2m p.u. 10-11 Goatenbridge M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 21/03/17 Get Smart (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2f 119yds 5 11-4 Ardfinnan M'dn H'dle €275
Limerick 19/03/17 Kate Appleby Shoes NovHdl 2m 6f 1 10-12 123 KerryGroup EBF ShannonSpray (M) Nov Hdle €22,188
Limerick 19/03/17 Daisy's Gift NovCh 2m 6f 120yds 1 11-0 132 Charleville EBF (Mares) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) €30,000
Limerick 19/03/17 Bothair Clei HcpCh 3m 3 10-12 109 Book Online Punter Pack H'cap S'chase €1,600
Limerick 19/03/17 Donegal Tuesday HcpHdl 2m 5f 1 10-7 99 Follow Limerick On Twitter H'cap H'dle €7,500
Limerick 18/03/17 Not Touch (GB) Hdl 2m 4 11-0 Tickets Online Student Raceday H'dle €1,250
Limerick 18/03/17 Ardean Lass MdnHdl 2m 5f 5 11-7 (Mares) M'dn H'dle €325
Naas 12/03/17 Bleu Berry (FR) NovHdl 2m 1 11-6 Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Nov.Hdle (Listed) €17,188
Naas 12/03/17 Sambremont (FR) HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-2 138 Ladbrokes Leinster National H'cap Schase (Grade A)
Naas 12/03/17 Three Kingdoms HcpHdl 2m 3f 12 11-10 137 Naas Supporters H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 11/03/17 New Kid In Town HcpCh 2m 2f p.u. 10-9 122 Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock H'cap S'ch (Grade B)
Gowran Park 11/03/17 Dicosimo (FR) BegCh 2m 4f fell 11-12 HPR Fleet Management Beginners S'chase
Gowran Park 11/03/17 Drumconnor Lad MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Best Of Luck To The Irish Mdn Hdle €1,300
Thurles 09/03/17 Knockraha Pylon BegCh 2m 2f 1 11-7 121 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Beg. S'ch €9,375
Thurles 09/03/17 Knockraha Boss Ch 2m 2f 2 11-1 109 Urlingford Rated Steeplechase €2,400
Thurles 09/03/17 Freeway Space MdnHdl 2m 7f 19yds fell 10-11 113 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 05/03/17 Diakali (FR) Hdl 2m 2f 30yds 4 11-5 150 Foxrock Cup H'dle €1,050

*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).