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: Ashdale Bob, 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 in terms of prizemoney 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. 

His first Graded race success came at Navan on December 18, 2020 where he won the Grade 2 BetVictor Novice Hurdle on the Jessica Harrington-trained Ashdale Bob. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2021/2022131001€6,000€1,400€7,400
National Hunt 2020/202115418101215€167,100€77,060€244,160
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
Punchestown 30/05/21 Lady De Vesci MdnHdl 2m b.d. 11-9 Ladbrokes Where The Nation (M) M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 29/05/21 Colfer Me MdnHdl 2m 100yds 6 12-0 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl (Div 1) €240
Limerick 27/05/21 Barrow Bounty MdnHdl 2m 3f 15 12-0 Shanagolden M'dn H'dle
Limerick 27/05/21 Tarqueens Glory MdnHdl 2m 3f 5 11-9 Pallaskenry (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €360
Limerick 27/05/21 Milestone Prince HcpHdl 2m 3f 4 11-2 83 Foynes H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €500
Limerick 27/05/21 Supreme Joy MdnHdl 2m 3f 8 11-9 Pallaskenry (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Ballinrobe 25/05/21 Moyola Row MdnHdl 2m 6f p.u. 11-6 McHale Fusion Range M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 25/05/21 Glennanar HcpHdl 3m 1f 13 11-3 80 H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 21/05/21 Mamaslittlestar MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 97 Wexford Racecourse M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €6,000
Tipperary 20/05/21 Leading Prospect MdnHdl 2m 4f 90yds 7 11-1 (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Cork 08/05/21 Mamaslittlestar MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Mdn Hdl €300
Cork 08/05/21 Imminent Arrival MdnHdl 3m 50yds 7 12-0 Fermoy M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Lily Of The Dawn MdnHdl 2m 5f 180yds 12 11-7 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 01/05/21 Neverushacon Ch 3m 1f u.r. 12-5 128 Dooley Insurance Cross Country S'chase
Punchestown 30/04/21 Rebel Gold HcpCh 2m 5f p.u. 10-11 139 EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Kilbeggan 22/04/21 Majestic Maid NovHdl 2m 3f 86yds p.u. 11-2 113 Follow Kilbeggan Rated Novice H'dle
Limerick 19/04/21 Johnffrenchesforge MdnHdl 2m 3f 50yds p.u. 12-0 The Kildimo (C & G) M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 09/04/21 Neverushacon HcpCh 2m 4f 4 10-12 130 Garryrichard Stud H'cap S'chase €1,050
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Whisperinthebreeze (GB) HcpCh 3m 150yds p.u. 11-9 133 Fred Kenny Service To Racing Hcap Schase
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Majestic Maid HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-1 114 Cawley Furniture Novice H'cap H'dle

*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).