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 2019/2020592164€14,400€18,035€32,435
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
Cork 20/10/19 Whydah (GB) HcpHdl 3m 8 11-0 95 McCarthy Plant & Agri Sales H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/10/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 50yds 5 11-1 105 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle €360
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Whydah (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f u.r. 11-12 95 Bobbyjo Bistro H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Highandmighty BegCh 2m 3f 55yds p.u. 11-12 102 Molson Coors Beginners S'chase
Roscommon 30/09/19 Spancil Hill HcpCh 2m 4f 202yds 4 11-2 108 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap S'chase €750
Roscommon 30/09/19 Clear Left HcpHdl 1m 7f 80yds 8 10-12 88 Service Matters H'cap H'dle
Navan 28/09/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 9 11-0 106 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap H'dle
Sligo 25/09/19 Highandmighty BegCh 2m 4f 175yds 7 11-12 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase
Ballinrobe 20/09/19 Clear Left HcpHdl 2m 6f 12 11-6 89 Tuam Herald H'cap H'dle
Galway 16/09/19 Canicallheralex MdnHdl 2m 5f 87yds 10 11-5 M'dn H'dle
Listowel 10/09/19 Spancil Hill HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-4 107 Listowel H'cap H'dle
Wexford 07/09/19 Victoria Bay NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-0 Audrey McGrath Memorial Rated Nov Schase €4,000
Kilbeggan 06/09/19 Wonderoftheworld BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 3 11-12 124 Midland Breeders Supp Kilbegan Beg. S'ch €1,250
Kilbeggan 06/09/19 Cappuccino Man HcpHdl 3m 180yds 7 11-9 99 Devitts And Doheny & Nesbitt H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/09/19 Forza Libranno (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Pat Doyle Memorial M'dn H'dle €220
Clonmel 05/09/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 81yds 1 11-3 100 Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Hcp Hdl €7,500
Bellewstown 29/08/19 Sicario HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 10 11-6 95 Race Displays H'cap H'dle
Killarney 22/08/19 Undefined Beauty HcpCh 2m 4f 180yds 8 11-4 101 Kelly Foley O'Connor Pyne Hcap Schase
Tramore 15/08/19 Undefined Beauty BegCh 2m 5f 100yds u.r. 11-5 101 Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Beginners S'chase
Tramore 15/08/19 Touch Of Gold HcpHdl 2m 6 10-2 101 Flynn Hotels H'cap H'dle €600

*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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