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 2017/20181201621159€146,250€102,400€248,650
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 201710000€0€0€0
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
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Freedom Statue HcpHdl 2m 6f 10yds 3 10-11 104 McGrath Limestone Works Ltd. H'cap H'dle €2,000
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Riverrainshine NovHdl 2m 6f 10yds 4 11-1 109 Investec Rated Novice H'dle €625
Ballinrobe 25/07/17 Bomber Jackson MdnHdl 2m 1f 142yds 7 11-12 107 Mayo News M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 23/07/17 Thanks For Tea Hdl 3m 2 11-3 115 Great National Ballykisteen Hotel H'dle €2,600
Tipperary 23/07/17 She's Everything HcpCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-5 102 Packie Downey Memorial H'cap S'chase
Tipperary 23/07/17 Toor General MdnHdl 2m 11 11-4 Walter Hennessy Estate Agent M'dn H'dle
Limerick 22/07/17 The West's Awake BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 1 11-12 Michael English Plays July 27th Beg S'ch €9,063
Limerick 22/07/17 Tough But Honest HcpHdl 2m 2f 7 10-12 88 Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Hcap Hdle
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Baily Moon HcpCh 3m 1f 9 10-11 129 Midlands National H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Mystic Theatre MdnHdl 2m 3f 170yds 1 11-7 Tom McCormack Memorial Cup (M) Mdn H'dle €6,875
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Herminio (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Like Us On Facebook M'dn H'dle €1,100
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Black Benny HcpHdl 2m 3 11-8 112 Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey H'cap H'dle €1,600
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Screaming Rose BegCh 2m 6f 2 11-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €3,000
Killarney 20/07/17 Crazy Queen (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 9 10-7 83 Europe Hotel & Resort H'cap H'dle
Killarney 20/07/17 Mr Antolini HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-9 113 Killarney Grand Live Music H'cap H'dle €625
Killarney 20/07/17 Royal Hawk (FR) NovHdl 2m 1f p.u. 11-6 Killarney Welcomes Bordeaux Novice H'dle
Killarney 20/07/17 Time For Mabel (FR) HcpHdl 2m 1f 4 11-0 130 Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle €1,300
Killarney 18/07/17 Mr Fiftyone HcpCh 2m 1f 3 10-5 138 Dick And Mary Butler Memorial H'cap S'ch (Grade B) €5,000
Killarney 18/07/17 Curragh Golan HcpCh 2m 6f 150yds 5 11-9 113 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap S'chase €375
Killarney 17/07/17 Whoyakodding (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-0 90 Irish Examiner H'cap 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).