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 2020461255€54,000€115,890€169,890
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 27/09/20 Elizabethofaragon F 2m 5 8-12 99 Comer Group Loughbrown Stakes Group 3
Curragh 27/09/20 National Ballet (JPN) Mdn 7f 11 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 26/09/20 Sir Lucan F 1m 4 9-5 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2) Group 2
Gowran Park 19/09/20 Holy Roman Empress F 1m 1f 100yds 9 9-2 87 D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 13/09/20 Divinely F 7f 8 9-2 97 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Galway 08/09/20 Evening Primrose Mdn 1m 4f 42yds 10 9-2 68 Sean Cleary Memorial (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 08/09/20 Holy Roman Empress F 1m 4f 42yds 11 9-1 87 Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed) Listed
Gowran Park 02/09/20 Eden Quay F 7f 110yds 10 9-2 87 Coolmore No Nay Never Fairy Bridge Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Gowran Park 02/09/20 Mulligan Choice Mdn 1m 6f 10 9-9 MansionBet M'dn
Curragh 28/08/20 Giorgio Vasari F 6f 8 9-5 97 Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Naas 23/08/20 Elizabethofaragon F 1m 6f 7 9-1 99 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stanerra Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Naas 23/08/20 Hyde Park Barracks (USA) F 6f 19 9-4 85 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race)
Curragh 22/08/20 Finest F 7f 8 9-2 83 A.R.M. Holding Debutante Stakes (Group 2) Group 2
Curragh 22/08/20 Duke Of Mantua Mdn 6f 3 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,650
Killarney 21/08/20 Eden Quay F 1m 50yds u.r. 9-0 87 M.D. O’Shea Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes (Listed) Listed
Curragh 26/07/20 Armory F 1m 2f 4 9-3 110 Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) Group 1 €12,500
Leopardstown 23/07/20 Simply Incredible Mdn 1m 10 9-2 Decorated Knight Irish EBF (Fillies) Mdn
Leopardstown 23/07/20 Iberia F 1m 2f 10 9-2 104 TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes (Listed) Listed
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

*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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