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 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201321000€5,600€0€5,600
National Hunt 2016/201730642432834€483,900€368,263€852,163
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
Naas 26/02/17 Drumconnor Lad MdnHdl 2m fell 11-12 BestOdds In Your PaddyPower Shop Mdn Hdl
Naas 26/02/17 He Rock's HcpCh 3m 3 11-13 126 Panoramic Restaurant H'cap S'chase €1,600
Fairyhouse 25/02/17 Lord Windermere Ch 3m 1f 5 11-0 150 At The Races Bobbyjo S'chase (Grade 3) €1,350
Thurles 23/02/17 Champagne Harmony Ch 2m 2f 4 10-11 Thurles Racecourse Supporters Rated S'ch €1,300
Thurles 23/02/17 Leader's Choice MdnHdl 3m 3 10-11 95 Killinan M'dn H'dle €1,100
Thurles 23/02/17 Hollow Tree (GB) HcpHdl 3m 2 10-6 108 Littleton H'cap H'dle €3,600
Punchestown 22/02/17 Whiteout (GER) Hdl 2m 4f fell 11-7 147 Quevega (Mares) H'dle (Listed)
Punchestown 22/02/17 Freeway Space MdnHdl 2m 6f 2 10-13 Festival Any Day Flexi Ticket(M)Mdn Hdle €2,200
Navan 19/02/17 Bellow Mome (FR) NovCh 3m 6 11-3 139 Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) €850
Navan 19/02/17 Thomas Hobson (GB) Hdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-8 143 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2)
Gowran-Park 18/02/17 Charle Brune (FR) MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 17/02/17 Pique Sous (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 10 10-3 97 Racing Post H'cap
Clonmel 16/02/17 Hunters Call Hdl 2m 2f 104yds 3 11-12 126 Munster H'dle €1,250
Leopardstown 12/02/17 Meri Devie (FR) Hdl 2m 4 10-7 Spring Juvenile H'dle (Grade 1) €4,000
Leopardstown 12/02/17 Bunk Off Early NovHdl 2m 2f 2 11-9 Deloitte Novice H'dle (Grade 1) €18,000
Thurles 09/02/17 Aussie Reigns NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-10 130 Cashel Rated Novice H'dle €3,600
Thurles 09/02/17 Varene De Vauzelle (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6f 72yds 5 11-0 83 Killinan H'cap H'dle €250
Thurles 09/02/17 Freeway Space MdnHdl 2m 6f 72yds 2 10-11 Holycross M'dn H'dle €2,200
Punchestown 05/02/17 Our Vinnie HcpHdl 3m 13 10-0 124 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 05/02/17 Camelia De Cotte (FR) NovHdl 2m 5 11-1 INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice H'dle (Listed) €813

*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).