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 2017/20184210771€75,313€40,150€115,463
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 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
Down Royal 26/05/17 Curragh Golan HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-13 110 O2 H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 26/05/17 The Jazz Singer (GB) Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-3 109 Barclay 20th Anniversary Rated Nov. S'ch
Down Royal 26/05/17 Mountain Kingdom HcpHdl 2m 3 11-5 102 Barclay Telecom H'cap H'dle
Down Royal 26/05/17 Caerleon Kate (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 15 11-4 87 Barclay Bytes H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 25/05/17 Petuna HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-0 112 Tickets Online Hcp Hdl €10,000
Tipperary 25/05/17 Knockraha Boss MdnHdl 2m 5 11-4 97 M'dn H'dle €275
Wexford 24/05/17 Just Janice HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 6 11-8 105 Rosslare (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Wexford 24/05/17 Baily Moon BegCh 3m 1f 100yds 1 11-12 116 Vinegar Hill Beginners S'chase €7,500
Punchestown 22/05/17 Phar Island HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 21 10-9 85 Punchestown For Events H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 22/05/17 First Class Ticket (GB) MdnHdl 2m 170yds 4 11-2 M'dn H'dle €550
Limerick 21/05/17 Line View HcpCh 2m 3f 110yds 3 11-3 100 Follow Limerick On Facebook H'cap Schase €1,250
Limerick 21/05/17 Listen Dear Ch 2m 3f 110yds 1 11-7 139 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) S'chase €15,625
Downpatrick 19/05/17 Prince Garyantle NovHdl 2m 5f 100yds 2 11-10 110 Kilmore Rec & Corner Bar Rated Nov H'dle €3,000
Downpatrick 19/05/17 Caerleon Kate (GB) HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds b.d. 11-4 87 Cosyroof H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 18/05/17 Not Touch (GB) HcpHdl 2m 110yds 10 10-7 98 Quirke uPVC Windows (Clonmel) H'cap H'dl
Punchestown 17/05/17 Knockraha King HcpHdl 3m 3 11-11 101 Hcap H'dle €1,100
Punchestown 17/05/17 Mr Fiftyone HcpCh 2m 3 11-6 138 Panoramic Restaurant H'cap S'chase €2,500
Killarney 15/05/17 Brave Out HcpHdl 2m 6f p.u. 10-8 116 Killarney Racecourse H'cap H'dle
Killarney 15/05/17 Kilford HcpCh 3m 2f 5 10-7 120 Finbarr Slattery National H'cap S'chase €1,200
Killarney 14/05/17 Bard Of Armagh (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1f 14 11-2 Sika Signs M'dn 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).