Paddy Kennedy

County of origin: Kerry 

First winner: Snug Bunch (Niall Moran) Down Royal, May 5, 2008 

Assoc. Trainers: Jessica Harrington, Shane Ryder, Colin Bowe, David Fitzgerald, Eugene O’Sullivan. 

Significant horses: Whisperinthebreeze, Dul Ar An Ol, Jetson, Oakly

Did you know:

Paddy began his career riding on the pony circuit and attended RACE on the Curragh from where he was placed with Kevin Prendergast. Too heavy to be a flat jockey, Paddy switched his attentions to the jumping game and joined Dessie Hughes and became an amateur, riding his first winner for trainer Niall Moran at Down Royal in May 2008. 

Paddy turned conditional on St Stephens Day 2010 and made a great start to life in the paid ranks when winning on the Liz Doyle-trained The Hoodoo Remains at Tramore just six days later. Paddy teamed up with trainer Jessica Harrington a couple of years later and continues to be based with the Commonstown trainer. Paddy rode out his claim when successful on Neverushacon in the Party Time Ltd. Marquee Hire Chase at Limerick on Sunday, May 8, 2018.

Paddy rode his biggest winner when partnering the Jessica Harrington-trained Whisperinthebreeze to win the Abbey International Leopardstown Handicap Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival in February, 2019. He is an older brother of fellow National Hunt jockey, Jack. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/2020492163€14,400€16,925€31,325
National Hunt 2018/20191296398€126,250€64,213€190,463
National Hunt 2017/201817215111513€120,000€70,738€190,738
National Hunt 2016/20171342697€15,313€40,700€56,013
National Hunt 2015/2016818467€71,425€23,915€95,340
National Hunt 2014/201511908106€0€33,125€33,125
National Hunt 2013/2014151411613€34,040€39,085€73,125
National Hunt 2012/201310965148€39,830€30,468€70,298
National Hunt 2011/2012972243€25,990€9,645€35,635
National Hunt 2010/2011173117915€83,650€33,970€117,620
National Hunt 2009/2010584744€23,100€16,790€39,890

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Listowel 10/09/19 Spancil Hill HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-4 107 Listowel H'cap H'dle
Wexford 07/09/19 Victoria Bay NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-0 Audrey McGrath Memorial Rated Nov Schase €4,000
Kilbeggan 06/09/19 Cappuccino Man HcpHdl 3m 180yds 7 11-9 99 Devitts And Doheny & Nesbitt H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/09/19 Wonderoftheworld BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 3 11-12 124 Midland Breeders Supp Kilbegan Beg. S'ch €1,250
Kilbeggan 06/09/19 Forza Libranno (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Pat Doyle Memorial M'dn H'dle €220
Clonmel 05/09/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 81yds 1 11-3 100 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Hcp Hdl €7,500
Bellewstown 29/08/19 Sicario HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 10 11-6 95 Race Displays H'cap H'dle
Killarney 22/08/19 Undefined Beauty HcpCh 2m 4f 180yds 8 11-4 101 Kelly Foley O'Connor Pyne Hcap Schase
Tramore 15/08/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 6 10-2 101 Flynn Hotels H'cap H'dle €600
Tramore 15/08/19 Undefined Beauty BegCh 2m 5f 100yds u.r. 11-5 101 Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Beginners S'chase
Tramore 15/08/19 Django Dancer (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds p.u. 11-10 93 O'Neills Bar H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 12/08/19 Baronial Hall (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5f 145yds 6 11-2 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €400
Ballinrobe 12/08/19 Clear Left MdnHdl 2m 180yds 1 11-5 87 Believe In Ballinrobe M'dn H'dle €6,900
Sligo 08/08/19 Cushinstown Finest MdnHdl 2m 1f 6 11-7 Hop House 13 Lager (Mares) M'dn H'dle €230
Galway 31/07/19 Dandjira (FR) HcpHdl 2m 110yds 12 10-1 104 Tote Account Irish EBF (Mares) Hcap Hdle
Limerick 13/07/19 City Ballerina (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4 11-1 Free Racecourse WiFi (Mares) M'dn H'dle €650
Limerick 13/07/19 Try Dollys Sister HcpHdl 2m 2f 8 11-0 90 Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Hcap Hdle
Limerick 13/07/19 The Holy One NovCh 2m 2f fell 11-2 Twilight Evenings At Limerick Nov S'chse
Cork 12/07/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 9 11-2 101 Tote Backing Your Team H'cap H'dle
Cork 12/07/19 Dandjira (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-0 Clubs Fundraiser Night M'dn H'dle €1,350
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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).

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