Paul Townend

Date of Birth: September 15, 1990

County of origin: Cork

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

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 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. He repeated the feat and was only a neck away from a fifth winner at the same meeting in 2018. 

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 2018/201931878593932€905,481€420,435€1,325,916
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Ifyoucatchmenow MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 Discounts @ fairyhouse.ie (M) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Bootlegger MdnHdl 2m 7f 5 11-4 Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/19 Try Again Hdl 2m 3 11-0 118 Fairyhouse Membership Rated H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/19 Galuppi (GB) HcpHdl 3m 11 10-13 88 Racing TV On Vodafone TV H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/19 Thomas O'Malley HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 11-9 104 Racing TV Novice H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/19 Elfile (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-4 racingtv.com/freetrial (Mares) M'dn Hdle €8,125
Punchestown 14/01/19 Andalusa (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 10-11 Introducing Racing TV M'dn H'dle €1,300
Punchestown 13/01/19 Buildmeupbuttercup (GB) NovHdl 2m 5 10-7 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,335
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Great White Shark (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2f 6 11-5 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Great Khan BegCh 2m 1f 8 11-12 John Lynch Memorial EBF Beg. S'chase
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Stowaway Forever NovCh 2m 4f 3 11-9 119 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch €2,000
Fairyhouse 12/01/19 Brosna George HcpHdl 3m 1 10-5 110 Fairyhouse Members 2019 H'cap H'dle €11,250
Clonmel 10/01/19 French Made (FR) MdnHdl 2m 110yds 1 10-0 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle €6,875
Clonmel 10/01/19 Dento Des Obeaux (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 113yds 11 11-12 Monroe M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 10/01/19 Epswell (FR) Hdl 2m 3f 113yds 4 11-7 Munster H'dle €750
Naas 06/01/19 Queens Boulevard (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-5 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €375
Naas 06/01/19 Come To Me (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 7 11-10 Lawlor's of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Cork 05/01/19 Fast Buck (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-10 Buy Tickets Online M'dn H'dle €2,700
Cork 05/01/19 Clinton Hill MdnHdl 3m fell 11-12 2019 Annual Membership M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/01/19 My Sister Sarah NovHdl 2m 2f 1 11-4 Big Picture Communications (M) Nov. Hdle €9,688
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*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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