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

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 be 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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2012/201321000€5,600€0€5,600
National Hunt 2016/201726340342431€450,650€289,938€740,588
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 2008/200914021141219€372,620€77,120€449,740
National Hunt 2008/2009871516139€397,260€103,665€500,925
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 19/01/17 Caro Des Flos (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-4 M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Thurles 19/01/17 Some Neck (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f 153yds 5 11-5 W.T. O'Grady Memorial EBF Novice H'dle
Thurles 19/01/17 Daisy's Gift NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-0 Coolmore NH Sires EBF(Mares)Novice S'ch (Grade 2)
Thurles 19/01/17 Prince Kup HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 10-3 107 Matty Ryan Memorial H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/01/17 Leap Dearg HcpCh 2m 1f 7 10-4 128 Bar One Racing Dan Moore Mem. H'cap S'ch (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 15/01/17 Varene De Vauzelle (FR) HcpHdl 3m 8 10-2 85 Madden Raparees Fundraising H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 14/01/17 Tyrrell's Succes (FR) MdnHdl 2m 12 11-12 David Trundley Artist M'dn H'dle
Naas 08/01/17 Turcagua (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-10 137 Lawlor's Hotel Novice H'dle (Grade 1) €18,000
Cork 07/01/17 Knockraha King MdnHdl 3m 6 11-12 McCarthy Insurance Group M'dn H'dle
Cork 07/01/17 Knockraha Pylon HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-4 118 Gerardine McCarthy Memorial H'cap H'dle €1,225
Tramore 01/01/17 Cock A Doodle Doo (FR) HcpHdl 2m 5 10-11 87 Currans South East Cleaners H'cap H'dle €263
Tramore 01/01/17 Roisin A Chroi MdnHdl 2m 5f 4 10-11 Ryan's Racecourse Services M'dn H'dle €525
Tramore 01/01/17 Line View HcpCh 2m 5f 1 11-11 94 Tom Carroll Memorial H'cap S'chase €6,875
Tramore 01/01/17 Alelchi Inois (FR) Ch 2m 5f 4 11-12 160 Download The Free At The Races App S'ch (Listed) €1,500
Limerick 29/12/16 Prince Kup HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-2 108 Frank Hogan Mercedes Benz H'cap H'dle €625
Limerick 29/12/16 Getoutwhenyoucan NovCh 2m 6f 120yds 5 11-3 111 Ladbrokes Rated Novice S'chase €413
Limerick 29/12/16 Shrewdoperator HcpHdl 2m 3f 7 10-10 84 Ryans Cleaning H'cap H'dle
Limerick 29/12/16 Pylonthepressure MdnHdl 2m 3f 1 11-12 Racing Post M'dn H'dle €7,813
Limerick 29/12/16 Benie Des Dieux (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 1 11-7 Limerick Vets (Mares) Beginners S'chase €8,438
Limerick 29/12/16 Penhill (GB) NovHdl 3m 1 11-6 138 Guinness Novice H'dle (Grade 2) €26,700

*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).