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 2020/20217912657€91,200€43,560€134,760
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
Limerick 01/12/20 Wherethewindsblow (GB) HcpHdl 3m 13 10-13 94 Irish Racing Industry Fundraiser Hcp Hdl
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Still Standing MdnHdl 2m 8 12-0 Kettles Country House Fingal M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Mighty Meggsie MdnHdl 2m 4 11-4 Kettles Country House Fingal M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €600
Thurles 26/11/20 Ballyshannon Rose HcpHdl 2m 6f 92yds 1 11-9 87 Horse & Jockey H'cap H'dle €5,400
Punchestown 24/11/20 Got Trumped (GB) NovCh 2m 3f 150yds 7 11-9 Ballymore Group Rated Novice S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Magic Of Words MdnHdl 2m 5f 150yds 12 11-3 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. M'dn H'dl
Punchestown 24/11/20 Conquering Tara HcpHdl 2m 5f 150yds 9 11-9 104 Ballymore Kildare (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 24/11/20 Neverushacon Ch 3m 1 11-11 Ballymore Group Risk Of Thunder S'chase €10,200
Navan 22/11/20 Robindevidastar HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-8 89 BetVictor H'cap H'dle
Navan 22/11/20 Ashdale Bob MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle €9,000
Naas 21/11/20 Mr Hendricks BegCh 2m 3f 6 12-0 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase €250
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Milestone Girl MdnHdl 2m 11 11-7 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/11/20 Supasundae (GB) Hdl 2m 40yds 5 11-12 153 Unibet Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €3,000
Punchestown 15/11/20 Magic Of Light Hdl 2m 2f 120yds 4 11-11 149 Frontline Security Grabel (Mares) H'dle (Listed) Listed €1,125
Punchestown 14/11/20 Ilmig Hdl 2m 180yds 2 11-2 Osprey Hotel 3-Y-O H'dle €2,700
Punchestown 14/11/20 Sizing Pottsie (FR) NovCh 2m 40yds 2 11-9 148 Mongey Communications Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €7,000
Punchestown 14/11/20 Wherethewindsblow (GB) HcpHdl 3m 40yds 3 10-13 93 Barry Geraghty's Autobiograpy H'cap Hdle €1,100
Punchestown 14/11/20 Rebel Gold BegCh 2m 3f 150yds 3 12-0 Roche Group At Vista Beginners S'chase €1,250
Navan 08/11/20 Discordantly HcpCh 3m 4 11-5 142 Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €6,250
Navan 08/11/20 Jungle Junction NovHdl 2m u.r. 11-3 133 For Auction Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3

*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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