Padraig Beggy

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Red Venus (Seamus Fahey) Naas, July 23, 2003

Significant horses: Sovereign, Wings Of Eagles, Hydrangea, Sugarhoneybaby, Sharisse, Knock Stars, Green Lassy, Vivacious Vivienne, Drunken Sailor

Assoc. Trainer: Aidan O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien

Did you know:

From Dunboyne, County Meath, Padraig Beggy first sat on a horse when he was 14 whilst working for local trainer Owen Weldon. He graduated from RACE in 2003 and rode his first winner in July of that year on the Seamus Fahey-trained Red Venus in an apprentice handicap at Naas. He continued his apprenticeship with Kevin Prendergast, enjoying notable success in big handicaps early in his career on the likes of the Prendergast-trained Ulfah, Noel Meade's Sugarhoneybaby and Green Lassy for Ger Lyons. He later rode in Britain and also spent time in Australia where he rode 30 winners.

Based with Aidan O'Brien since January 2015, Padraig is a key member of the backroom team in Ballydoyle. He rode his first Group race winner on O'Brien's Hydrangea in the Group 3 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown in early April, 2017 and finished third on the same filly in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at The Curragh the following month.

Better was to come in early June of the same year when, on his first ride in the race, he won the Investec Derby at Epsom on 40/1 chance Wings Of Eagles, a sixth win in the race for Aidan O'Brien. 

Padraig gained further Derby success when he landed the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh in June 2019 on the Aidan O'Brien-trained Sovereign. A 33/1 chance, Beggy made all the running on Sovereign for a six-length success over Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck, his stable companion and the 5/4 favourite. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202020001€0€550€550
Winter All Weather 2017/2018243012€20,000€3,925€23,925
Winter All Weather 2016/201790110€0€4,488€4,488
Winter All Weather 2015/2016452333€11,900€18,110€30,010
Flat 2019501252€870,000€43,870€913,870
Flat 2018222311€21,875€324,613€346,488
Flat 2017484263€93,675€52,463€146,138
Flat 2016370321€0€104,725€104,725
Flat 201530000€0€0€0
Flat 20111087657€48,550€29,943€78,493
Flat 201026422121620€290,508€51,233€341,740
Flat 200919915141310€142,580€75,107€217,687
Flat 200826117191217€183,510€158,915€342,425
Flat 2007260814128€73,840€78,103€151,943
Flat 20062456111518€65,450€57,565€123,015
Flat 20052121411810€163,920€58,575€222,495
Flat 200427121221317€373,490€140,885€514,375
Flat 2003574654€33,500€31,300€64,800

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 28/02/20 Battle Of Liege (USA) F 1m 8 9-3 85 Woodford Reserve Patton Stakes (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 03/12/19 Sky Moon Hcp 1m 4 9-12 67 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap €550
Naas 03/11/19 Order Of Australia Mdn 1m 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €495
Dundalk 30/10/19 Flying Scotsman Mdn 7f 9 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 30/10/19 Flying Hcp 1m 4f 14 8-12 54 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap
Curragh 22/10/19 Flying Scotsman Mdn 7f 9 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 20/10/19 Invitation F 1m 3f 190yds 12 9-0 84 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 20/10/19 Matera (GB) Mdn 6f 15 9-5 Tifrums Irish EBF (C&G) M'dn
Leopardstown 19/10/19 Salsa Mdn 1m 6 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €350
Leopardstown 19/10/19 San Pedro Mdn 1m 4 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn €875
Gowran Park 14/10/19 Fair Game Hcp 7f 9 9-9 55 Join Gowran Park Racing Club H'cap (Div 2)
Thurles 10/10/19 Thegoodmind Mdn 1m 11 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Tipperary 06/10/19 Memorabilis Mdn 1m 1f 3 9-5 Athassel House Stud Irish EBF M'dn €1,500
Curragh 29/09/19 Thegoodmind Mdn 1m 22 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auct Mdn
Curragh 28/09/19 Cypress Creek F 2m 2 9-9 106 Holden Plant Rentals Loughbrown Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €12,000
Naas 18/09/19 Elizabethofaragon Mdn 7f 10 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 17/09/19 Four Leaf Clover F 1m 4f 42yds 8 9-0 63 Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed) Listed
Curragh 15/09/19 Capri F 1m 6f 10 9-9 111 Comer Group International Irish St Leger Group 1
Laytown 11/09/19 Pari Passu F 7f 5 10-3 50 ScotchHall Shopping Centre Claiming Race €315
Laytown 11/09/19 Broadway Queen Mdn 7f 10 9-12 Gilna's Cottage Inn Pride Of Place M'dn

*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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