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

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. 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 2016/201735852483540€627,838€418,613€1,046,450
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 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
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Punchestown 26/04/17 C'est Jersey (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-12 131 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle
Punchestown 26/04/17 Al Boum Photo (FR) NovHdl 3m 5 11-9 143 Irish Daily Mirror Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Punchestown 26/04/17 Irish Cavalier HcpCh 2m 4f 3 11-10 155 Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Bunk Off Early NovHdl 2m 100yds 5 11-12 143 Herald Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Ballycasey Ch 2m 5 11-12 158 BoyleSports Champion S'chase (Grade 1)
Punchestown 25/04/17 Pique Sous (FR) HcpHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-7 133 Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Great Khan MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 2 11-4 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle €2,200
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Prince Garyantle HcpHdl 3m 140yds 1 11-6 96 Mullingar H'cap H'dle €6,875
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Creative Talent MdnHdl 2m 1 11-2 104 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter M'dn H'dle €6,875
Tipperary 20/04/17 Prince Kup HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-7 104 Follow TipperaryRaces Facebook Hcap Hdle
Tipperary 20/04/17 Grey Mountain Mist HcpHdl 2m 3 10-13 82 Buy Online @TipperaryRaces Hcp Hdle €1,000
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 Chambord Du Lys (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6 10-0 127 Glascarn H'cap H'dle (Grade A) €2,000
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 Augustin (FR) HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-11 126 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Fairyhouse 18/04/17 Rocky Court BegCh 2m 110yds p.u. 11-12 108 Flynn Management Ratoath GAA EBF Beg Sch
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 He Rock's HcpCh 3m 150yds 2 11-0 125 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase €4,400
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Whiteout (GER) Hdl 2m 4f 4 10-10 147 Keelings Irish Strawberry H'dle (Grade 2) €3,500
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Arbre De Vie (FR) HcpCh 3m 5f b.d. 10-5 140 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 Dandy Mag (FR) Hdl 2m 2 11-0 Avoca Dunboyne Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2) €10,000
Fairyhouse 16/04/17 Mountain Kingdom HcpHdl 2m 6 10-5 101 Gleesons Butchers Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 16/04/17 Airlie Beach NovHdl 2m 4f 6 11-7 141 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle (Grade 1) €2,000
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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).