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 2019/2020682186€14,400€25,075€39,475
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Punchestown 16/11/19 Ashdale Bob MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 4 11-7 Kildare Now M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 16/11/19 Press Conference BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 11-12 Naas Oil Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Instant Return MdnHdl 2m 4 10-12 Winter Festival 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €550
Navan 10/11/19 Magic Of Light Hdl 2m 4f 3 11-3 Lismullen H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €4,250
Naas 09/11/19 Discordantly BegCh 2m 3f 6 11-12 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase €290
Naas 09/11/19 Falkland Castle MdnHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-12 Cavan Developments Supp St Marys Mdn Hdl
Thurles 07/11/19 Gambling Mistress MdnHdl 2m 4 10-13 101 Templemore (Mares) M'dn H'dle €550
Down Royal 02/11/19 Headline Joe MdnHdl 2m 100yds 17 11-9 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle
Wexford 28/10/19 Ballyshannon Rose MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 Michael Moore Car Sales M'dn H'dle
Galway 27/10/19 Templemore Dream HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 7 10-7 123 Marlin Hotel Dublin H'cap S'chase
Galway 26/10/19 Instant Return MdnHdl 2m 90yds 3 11-0 The Renvyle House Hotel 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €1,400
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
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*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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