Padraig Beggy

County of origin: Meath

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

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

Assoc. Trainers: 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 2020301243€54,000€101,740€155,740
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
Curragh 28/06/20 Wembley Mdn 7f 3 9-2 Barronstown Stud Irish EBF (C&G) M'dn €1,650
Curragh 28/06/20 High Heels Mdn 7f 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 28/06/20 Lorelina (GB) Hcp 2m 15 9-8 89 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap
Curragh 27/06/20 Broad Street (GB) F 1m 12 9-7 104 Dubai Duty Free Finest Celebration Stks (Listed) Listed
Curragh 27/06/20 Order Of Australia F 1m 4f 4 9-2 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) Group 1 €37,500
Curragh 26/06/20 Satin And Silk Mdn 1m 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 26/06/20 Irish Chief (USA) Mdn 6f 2 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €3,300
Leopardstown 21/06/20 Sandhurst Mdn 7f 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €1,650
Leopardstown 21/06/20 Elizabethofaragon Mdn 1m 2f 10 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 21/06/20 Overload Mdn 1m 2f 8 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Naas 20/06/20 Eden Quay F 5f 110yds 14 9-2 Plusvital Irish EBF Polonia Stakes (Listed) Listed
Gowran Park 19/06/20 Grenadine F 1m 1f 100yds 9 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF McCalmont Stks (Listed) Listed
Limerick 17/06/20 Plunkett (GB) Mdn 6f 150yds 9 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Limerick 17/06/20 Mashell Mdn 1m 4f 110yds 12 9-4 Patrickswell M'dn
Roscommon 15/06/20 Na Caith Tobac (HOL) Mdn 1m 2f 18yds 13 9-7 Irish Stall Farms EBF Med Auct (C&G) Mdn
Roscommon 15/06/20 Tiffany's Power Mdn 7f 50yds 13 9-4 Roscommon M'dn
Roscommon 15/06/20 California Lad (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 18yds 8 9-3 57 Ivan Connaughton Auctioneers H'cap (Div 1)
Leopardstown 14/06/20 She Loves A Night Mdn 1m 6 9-2 Leopardstown (Fillies) M'dn €240
Curragh 13/06/20 Grenadine Mdn 1m 2f 11 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 12/06/20 Vatican City F 1m 2 9-2 93 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) Group 1 €50,000

*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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