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 202110000€0€0€0
Flat 2020712476€59,400€144,660€204,060
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
Leopardstown 11/04/21 More Beautiful (USA) F 7f 9 9-2 95 Ballylinch Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 06/11/20 Lord Of The Manor Mdn 1m 1f 3 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €1,650
Dundalk 06/11/20 Guitar Man Mdn 1m 6 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Mdn €280
Curragh 06/11/20 Martinique (GB) Mdn 1m 8 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 06/11/20 Gordon Bennett Mdn 5f 11 9-7 The Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Naas 01/11/20 Modus Operandi Mdn 1m 6 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €310
Navan 22/10/20 Sil Ver Klass (FR) Hcp 1m 6f 1 9-2 51 Racing Again Sunday 8th November H'cap (Div 2) €5,400
Navan 22/10/20 Gordon Bennett Mdn 5f 164yds 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn €510
Naas 18/10/20 Elfin Queen (USA) F 1m 10 9-2 97 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 17/10/20 Vermilion Cliffs Mdn 1m 2f 2 9-7 Leopardstown Members Club M'dn €2,400
Leopardstown 17/10/20 Mexico City (FR) F 7f 3 9-5 Killavullan Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €5,000
Leopardstown 16/10/20 Sir Lamorak Mdn 1m 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €495
Curragh 15/10/20 Victory March Mdn 1m 4f 14 9-7 Equilux Costs Less Than 2 A Week M'dn
Curragh 11/10/20 Order Of Australia F 1m 2f 9 9-5 107 Novi IT Services International Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Curragh 11/10/20 Lipizzaner (USA) F 6f 63yds 2 9-5 104 Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €10,000
Curragh 11/10/20 High Heels F 1m 4 9-2 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,875
Limerick 10/10/20 The Piano Player Mdn 7f 9 9-7 Follow Limerick on Twitter M'dn
Navan 07/10/20 National Ballet (JPN) Mdn 1m 5 9-7 M'dn €330
Navan 07/10/20 Gordon Bennett Mdn 5f 164yds 7 9-7 Arkle Bar Median Auction M'dn
Tipperary 03/10/20 Cleveland Mdn 1m 1f 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €420

*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).