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 (selected): Douvan, Hurricane Fly, Quevega, Penhill, Laurina, 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. 

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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 eight 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 who again supplied Townend with two winners on the third day of the 2018 Festival, Stayers' Hurdle hero Penhill and the Mares' Novices' Hurdle winner, Laurina. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201321000€5,600€0€5,600
National Hunt 2018/201913935292112€315,875€213,413€529,288
National Hunt 2017/201842484715730€1,572,125€718,013€2,290,138
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 201820000€0€0€0
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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Montalbano (GB) Ch 2m 3f 110yds 1 11-10 142 J.J. Burke's Peugeot S'chase
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Lareena (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 141yds 7 11-4 117 Irish EBF John Mulhern (Mares) Hcap Hdle
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Dont Hesitate (FR) MdnHdl 2m 107yds 1 11-7 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Grand Canyon HcpHdl 2m 107yds 1 11-4 92 John Rochford Memorial H'cap H'dle
Galway 17/09/18 Sympa Des Flos (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 2 11-12 Win Big With Tote Beginners S'chase €2,900
Galway 17/09/18 Thrones Game (FR) MdnHdl 2m 130yds 2 11-5 Galway 2020 M'dn H'dle €2,600
Galway 17/09/18 Kaatskill Nap (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5f 87yds 3 11-12 M'dn H'dle €1,300
Galway 17/09/18 Pleasure Dome (GB) Hdl 2m 5f 87yds 2 11-2 131 Deacy Gilligan Irish EBF (Mares) H'dle €4,000
Listowel 15/09/18 Cap D'Aubois (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 3 11-7 Allman Contracts Ltd. Novice S'chase €2,100
Listowel 15/09/18 Aramon (GER) NovHdl 2m 2 11-5 Gas Networks Ireland Novice H'dle €4,400
Listowel 15/09/18 Padraic O Conaire HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-9 99 Tote H'cap H'dle €2,600
Listowel 15/09/18 Smitty Bacall HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-6 125 M.J. Carroll ARRO H'cap H'dle
Listowel 14/09/18 Listen Dear Ch 2m 4f 2 11-2 144 Southampton Goodwill Plate S'chase €6,000
Listowel 14/09/18 Dorrells Pierji (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle €9,375
Listowel 14/09/18 I Will Follow (FR) HcpHdl 3m 11 11-5 102 Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Hcap Hdle
Listowel 13/09/18 Orion D'aubrelle (FR) BegCh 2m 6f 1 11-12 Kevin McManus Beginners S'chase €10,000
Listowel 13/09/18 Shanning (FR) HcpHdl 2m 2 10-7 128 Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €20,000
Listowel 13/09/18 Easy Gold HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-5 125 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 12/09/18 Quick Grabim MdnHdl 2m 1 11-12 M.S.D. Animal Health M'dn H'dle €9,375
Listowel 12/09/18 Saturnas (FR) HcpCh 3m 2 10-13 142 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €40,000

*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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