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, Arctic Fire, Penhill

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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 bet 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. Paul has six Cheltenham Festival winners to his name. He rode a double on the final day of the 2017 Festival, winning the County Hurdle on Arctic Fire and the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle on Penhill. Both were trained by Willie Mullins. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201321000€5,600€0€5,600
National Hunt 2017/201827637504124€411,313€306,488€717,800
National Hunt 2016/201737753494041€643,463€513,563€1,157,025
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 201720001€0€600€600
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
Thurles 23/11/17 Asthuria (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 2 11-7 Go Racing At Thurles (Mares) Beg S'chase
Thurles 23/11/17 Ainsi Va La Vie (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 171yds 1 11-7 Sportsmens (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Thurles 23/11/17 Bachasson (FR) Ch 2m 6f 1 11-4 151 Boomerang Bedding Horse & Country Schase (Listed)
Punchestown 19/11/17 Steel Wave HcpHdl 3m 2 11-6 110 Nally Bros Hyundai Longford GAA Hcp Hdle €2,400
Punchestown 19/11/17 Arbre De Vie (FR) NovCh 2m 6f 140yds 4 11-3 149 Liam & Valerie Florida Pearl Nov S'chase (Grade 2) €2,225
Punchestown 19/11/17 Faugheen Hdl 2m 40yds 1 11-10 172 Unibet Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) €51,000
Punchestown 19/11/17 Apache Jack HcpHdl 2m 40yds 10 10-10 118 Irish Daily Mirror H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 19/11/17 Mighty Stowaway MdnHdl 2m 6f 2 11-12 121 Tattersalls Ireland EBF Auct. M'dn H'dle €4,000
Punchestown 18/11/17 Mega Mindy (FR) Hdl 2m 2f 50yds 6 10-10 Frontline Security Grabel (Mares) H'dle (Listed)
Clonmel 16/11/17 Not Touch (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 121yds p.u. 10-10 94 Clonmel Oil Race Day H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 16/11/17 Sound Money (GB) Hdl 2m 110yds 3 11-12 121 Prior Park Service Station Clonmel H'dle €1,300
Clonmel 16/11/17 Miss Eyecatcher Ch 2m 4f 132yds 2 10-10 130 T.A.Morris Memorial EBF (Mares) S'chase (Listed) €6,500
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Minella Beau NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-10 129 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice H'dle €2,900
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Cap D'Aubois (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 7 11-12 Racing On New Years Day Beginners Schase
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Quick Grabim MdnHdl 2m 2 11-12 Christmas Parties At Fairyhouse Mdn Hdle €2,200
Fairyhouse 15/11/17 Brosna George HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-11 93 Book Easter Festival Tickets H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €2,000
Navan 12/11/17 Fine Rightly Ch 2m 3 11-4 145 Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) €4,500
Navan 12/11/17 Stratum (GB) NovHdl 2m 2 10-12 For Auction Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €6,500
Navan 12/11/17 Sir Ector (USA) HcpHdl 2m 6f 8 11-2 106 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap H'dle
Naas 11/11/17 Meri Devie (FR) Hdl 2m 2 10-6 136 Fishery Lane H'dle (Grade 3) €6,500

*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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