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 (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. 

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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 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 2018/2019115021€45,000€3,825€48,825
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 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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Downpatrick 17/06/18 Shoulda Lied MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 11-5 Bet Now With Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 17/06/18 Easy Gold MdnHdl 2m 5f 60yds 3 11-4 M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 17/06/18 Mary Sun (FR) NovHdl 2m 1f 65yds 8 11-0 99 Down Time Festival Rated Novice H'dle
Downpatrick 17/06/18 Minnie Dahill HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 3 10-12 109 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Hcap Hdle
Punchestown 13/06/18 Thanks For Tea HcpHdl 3m 8 11-3 123 Bet Now With Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 13/06/18 Itsonlyrocknroll MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds 13 11-12 114 Download The Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 13/06/18 Ballycasey Ch 2m 5f 3 11-10 150 Boost Your Bets On Ladbrokes App S'chase €2,100
Punchestown 13/06/18 Leap Dearg HcpCh 2m p.u. 10-9 115 Download And Bet Ladbrokes H'cap S'chase
Sligo 06/05/18 Lambs Lane HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 97 Harrington Concrete Quarries H'cap H'dle €1,150
Sligo 06/05/18 Causey Arch NovHdl 2m 4f 1 11-5 118 Kennedy's Bar Sligo Rated Nov.H'dle €12,500
Sligo 06/05/18 Msassa (FR) Hdl 2m 1 11-7 140 Taylor Construction And Civil Works H'dl €8,125
Sligo 06/05/18 Salsaretta (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 Duke And Duchess Of Cornwall (M) Mdn Hdl €6,875
Cork 04/05/18 Pakora (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Mdn Hdl €10,000
Ballinrobe 01/05/18 Robin Des Foret BegCh 2m 1f 1 11-12 Supermac's Beginners S'chase €7,500
Ballinrobe 01/05/18 Miss Echrad HcpHdl 2m 1f 21yds 4 10-13 89 Paddy Smyth Memorial H'cap H'dle €575
Punchestown 28/04/18 Augustin (FR) HcpCh 3m 6f p.u. 11-0 133 BoyleSports H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 28/04/18 Mr Adjudicator (GB) Hdl 2m 2 11-0 148 AES Champion 4YO H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €20,000
Punchestown 28/04/18 Benie Des Dieux (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 149 EBF Annie Power (Mares)Champion H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €60,000
Punchestown 28/04/18 Some Neck (FR) HcpCh 3m 120yds u.r. 11-10 140 Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Hcap Schase (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 28/04/18 Karalee (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 10-10 136 Ballymore H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B

*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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