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 2019/2020134661611€45,900€63,745€109,645
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 24/03/20 Rebel Gold MdnHdl 2m 2 11-6 104 Money Back On The App M'dn H'dle €2,300
Thurles 21/03/20 Emily Moon NovCh 2m 2f 3 10-11 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €5,500
Thurles 21/03/20 Hotel Du Nord (FR) BegCh 2m 6f 7 12-0 Horse & Jockey Beginners S'chase
Wexford 17/03/20 Rebel Gold MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle €1,150
Limerick 15/03/20 Majestic Maid NovHdl 2m 6f p.u. 10-11 Kerry Group EBF ShannonSpray (M) Nov Hdl Grade 3
Navan 14/03/20 Robindevidastar MdnHdl 2m 11 11-12 Bective Restaurant M'dn H'dle
Navan 14/03/20 Mr Hendricks NovHdl 2m 6f 100yds 7 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle
Naas 08/03/20 Thegoaheadman BegCh 2m 3 11-12 Enjoy Cheltenham With MansionBet Beg Sch €1,450
Naas 08/03/20 Estijmaam (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 10 11-5 Expert Air Express Delivery M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 02/03/20 Sonnenkonig (FR) NovHdl 2m 5 11-7 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auct. Novice H'dle €600
Leopardstown 02/03/20 Discordantly BegCh 3m fell 11-12 132 Leopardstown Family Day Beginners Schase
Leopardstown 02/03/20 Whydah (GB) BegCh 2m 5f 60yds fell 11-12 98 Leopardstown M'ship Beg. S'chase
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Got Trumped (GB) Hdl 2m 2f 30yds 5 11-5 128 New Leopardstown Racing Hall H'dle €615
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Moonshine Bay HcpCh 2m 5f 60yds 6 10-10 139 TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €1,000
Naas 23/02/20 Lynwood Gold MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 2 11-11 Naas Nursery Of Champions M'dn H'dle €2,600
Naas 23/02/20 Instant Return HcpHdl 1m 7f 170yds 1 11-5 116 Panoramic Restaurant At Naas H'cap H'dle €9,600
Thurles 20/02/20 Rebel Gold MdnHdl 2m 4f 190yds 5 11-12 Killinan M'dn H'dle €330
Punchestown 19/02/20 Sir Ector (USA) HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-7 90 New Summer In Town Racing H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 18/02/20 Estijmaam (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-6 Black Hills (Mares) M'dn H'dle €390
Punchestown 18/02/20 Hotel Du Nord (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 5 11-12 123 Leinster Leader M'dn H'dl €405

*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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