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 2019/202010334129€22,200€44,425€66,625
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 15/01/20 Instant Return MdnHdl 2m 1 11-4 114 'Where The Nation Plays' M'dn H'dle €7,800
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Garrai Phaidin HcpCh 2m 5f p.u. 11-11 101 Easter Tickets Now On Sale H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Bintheredonethat HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-4 87 Your Clubs Fundraiser H'cap H'dle
Cork 04/01/20 Whydah (GB) BegCh 2m 4f 8 11-12 99 MansionBet Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Rebel Gold MdnHdl 2m 4f 15 11-12 Happy New Year From Fairyhouse M'dn Hdle
Punchestown 31/12/19 Polished Steel HcpHdl 2m 3f 120yds fell 11-1 121 Happy New Year From Tote H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 31/12/19 Discordantly BegCh 3m 1f 50yds fell 11-12 Tote Supporting Irish Racing Beg. Schase
Limerick 29/12/19 Heliers Bay MdnHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-5 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Mdn Hdl
Leopardstown 28/12/19 The Gabby Cabby MdnHdl 2m 4f 75yds 15 11-7 Tote Supporting Leopardstown M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Thermistocles HcpHdl 3m 21 10-11 132 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Thegoaheadman HcpHdl 2m 4f 75yds 4 11-7 111 The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle €750
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Whisperinthebreeze (GB) HcpCh 3m 50yds p.u. 10-13 139 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Pepperoni Pete MdnHdl 2m 8 11-0 Paddy Power 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Sizing Pottsie (FR) BegCh 2m 1f u.r. 11-12 Paddy Power Live Stream Beg. S'chase
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Got Trumped (GB) HcpHdl 2m 15 11-2 131 Paddy Power Games H'cap H'dle
Limerick 26/12/19 Instant Return MdnHdl 2m 2 11-0 114 Guinness 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €2,700
Limerick 26/12/19 Port Stanley MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-4 Eden Capital M'dn H'dle €1,350
Naas 16/12/19 Wherethewindsblow (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 7 11-7 2020 Naas Membership M'dn H'dle
Naas 16/12/19 Commander Lady MdnHdl 2m 11 11-4 Clinton Higgins (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Navan 15/12/19 Mr Hendricks MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 John Lynch Carpets M'dn H'dle €270

*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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