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 2020/2021124177913€159,900€59,245€219,145
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
Thurles 25/02/21 Sir Jack West MdnHdl 2m 7f 87yds 6 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €260
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Mamaslittlestar MdnHdl 2m 4 11-1 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €500
Navan 21/02/21 Mr Hendricks NovCh 3m p.u. 11-5 Ladbrokes Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2
Navan 21/02/21 Barnatullow MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 8 11-13 Navan Members M'dn H'dle
Thurles 15/02/21 Salt Wind MdnHdl 2m 7f fell 11-6 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 14/02/21 Michael's Pick Ch 3m 1f 12 11-6 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'chase
Naas 13/02/21 James Fort NovHdl 2m 3f 7 11-6 RED MILLS EBF Auction Novice H'dle
Fairyhouse 08/02/21 Mamaslittlestar MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 Congratulations ITBA_Official M'dn Hdle (Div 1)
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Ballyshannon Rose HcpHdl 3m 9 10-3 129 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 06/02/21 Ashdale Bob NovHdl 2m 6f 33yds 9 11-12 146 Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Navan 29/01/21 Walk To Freedom HcpHdl 2m 4f u.r. 10-8 129 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 29/01/21 Lucky Mare MdnHdl 2m 4f 17 11-7 Graigs Lane M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Navan 29/01/21 Clay Rogers MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 12-0 Graigs Lane M'dn Hdle (Div 1) €600
Gowran Park 28/01/21 Rebel Gold BegCh 2m 1 12-0 132 Daly Farrell Accountants Beg. S'chase €7,500
Thurles 27/01/21 James Fort MdnHdl 1m 7f 161yds 5 11-12 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €600
Fairyhouse 16/01/21 Ballyshannon Rose HcpHdl 2m 7f 1 10-11 117 Fairyhouse January Jumps H'cap H'dle €9,600
Naas 13/01/21 Ashdale Bob NovHdl 2m 4f fell 11-12 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Fairyhouse 12/01/21 Thimbleweed (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 11-3 83 Fairyhouse Committee H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 12/01/21 Sizing Pottsie (FR) Hdl 2m fell 11-2 Fairyhouse Racing From Home Webpage Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/01/21 Salt Wind MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-6 Fairyhouse Racecourse M'dn H'dle €2,000

*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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