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 2017/201818829292616€279,688€185,188€464,875
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 201710000€0€0€0
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
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Coherent NovHdl 2m 1f 65yds 5 10-5 95 Get Ready For Autumn Rated Novice H'dle
Downpatrick 22/09/17 Slippery Serpent MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-12 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 21/09/17 Thanks For Tea Ch 2m 7f 4 11-3 124 Eamon Sheridan Groundworks S'chase €725
Galway 18/09/17 Gagas Horse (GB) MdnHdl 2m 110yds 2 11-12 Galway 2020 M'dn H'dle €2,600
Listowel 15/09/17 Cowboy Des Long (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle €1,500
Listowel 13/09/17 Bentelimar HcpCh 3m 6 10-2 136 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) €3,500
Listowel 12/09/17 Denham Sound (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6 10-3 116 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) €1,100
Listowel 10/09/17 Leader's Choice NovCh 2m 4f 5 11-0 Cheestrings (Mares) Novice S'chase €475
Listowel 10/09/17 Sir Jack Yeats HcpCh 2m 4f 4 10-13 131 Kerry Group H'cap S'chase €2,000
Listowel 10/09/17 Slainte And Thanks HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 10-8 88 Low Low Irish EBF (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Wexford 02/09/17 Something Sweet HcpHdl 2m 7 10-10 86 Garry Flood Landscaping (M) H'cap H'dle
Wexford 02/09/17 Dicosimo (FR) NovCh 2m 4 11-12 133 Sulzer Novice S'chase €750
Wexford 02/09/17 Papal Motel MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 111 Audrey McGrath Memorial M'dn H'dle €1,150
Down Royal 01/09/17 The Jazz Singer (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6f 9 11-12 109 Hovis H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 31/08/17 Thanks For Tea HcpHdl 3m 1 11-7 118 Hibernia Steel Products H'cap H'dle €10,313
Bellewstown 31/08/17 He's Our Man HcpHdl 2m 150yds 5 11-12 102 Byrne Marquees H'cap H'dle €288
Bellewstown 31/08/17 Castle Guest MdnHdl 2m 150yds 6 11-12 108 M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 31/08/17 Shadagann HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 10 11-3 123 At The Races Mullacurry Cup H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 31/08/17 Walkers Point MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 7 11-12 98 Bluegrass Horse Feeds M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 29/08/17 Shine In Dubai HcpHdl 3m 1f 8 11-2 85 Corrib Oil H'cap H'dle

*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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