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 2017/201836765655129€967,688€521,763€1,489,450
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 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 Prize Money
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Mr Adjudicator (GB) Hdl 2m 1 11-0 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hdle (Grade 1) €60,000
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Invitation Only NovCh 2m 5f 3 11-10 153 Flogas Novice S'chase (Grade 1) €10,000
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Contingency (GB) HcpHdl 2m 2f 3 10-6 121 I.S.F. EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Hcp Hdle (Grade B) €7,500
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Sharjah (FR) NovHdl 2m 7 11-9 Deloitte Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Killultagh Vic Ch 3m fell 11-10 153 Unibet Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Total Recall HcpHdl 3m 1 10-4 125 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) €45,000
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Yorkhill Ch 2m 1f 6 11-10 164 Coral Dublin Steeplechase (Grade 2) €2,000
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Bleu Berry (FR) HcpHdl 2m 17 11-2 142 Coral H'dle (Grade B)
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Footpad (FR) NovCh 2m 1f 1 11-10 160 Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Nov. S'chase (Grade 1) €60,000
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Townshend (GER) HcpCh 2m 1f 7 11-6 145 Coral Sandyford H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Fabulous Saga (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f 7 11-10 145 Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Faugheen Hdl 2m 2 11-10 172 BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €30,000
Down Royal 31/01/18 Bravissimo (FR) NovCh 2m 50yds 3 11-3 129 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch €2,000
Down Royal 31/01/18 First Figaro (GER) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Sean Graham Bookmakers M'dn H'dle €1,100
Punchestown 30/01/18 Cut The Mustard (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 Bookmakers (Mares) M'dn H'dle €325
Naas 28/01/18 Sandsend (FR) Hdl 2m 1 10-13 142 Limestone Lad H'dle (Grade 3) €20,313
Naas 28/01/18 Sayo (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 New Experience at Naas M'dn H'dle €8,125
Naas 28/01/18 Livelovelaugh NovCh 3m 3 11-2 Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice S'chase (Grade 3) €4,500
Naas 28/01/18 Ballyward MdnHdl 2m 3f 1 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €10,000
Fairyhouse 27/01/18 Kemboy (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 1 11-12 Book Easter Festival Tickets Beg.S'chase €8,750

*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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