Jordan Gainford

County of origin: Wexford

First winner: Cushinstown Finest (Colin Bowe) Downpatrick, September 27, 2019

First winner as a professional: Fierami (Gordon Elliott) Navan, February 21, 2021

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From Kiltealy, County Wexford, Jordan began his career as an amateur rider and had three point-point winners to his name when he partnered his first winner on the racecourse, the Colin Bowe-trained Cushinstown Finest, at Downpatrick in September, 2019. 

Jordan had planned to turn professional at the end of the 2020/2021 National Hunt season but brought forward his plans due to the curtailment of the point-to-point season during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In all he rode 12 winners 'between the flags' and four winners as an amateur. He made a flying start to his career in the paid ranks, winning on each of his first two rides as a conditional jockey. He won on the Gordon Elliott-trained Fierami at Navan on Sunday, February 21, 2021 and followed up at Fairyhouse less than 24 hours later on the Colin Bowe-trained Mt Leinster Gold at Fairyhouse. 

Jordan's remarkable early success was highlighted by his initial Cheltenham Festival winner which came on Emmet Mullins-trained The Shunter in the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase less than a month after he turned professional. He rode a treble at Down Royal on Bank Holiday Monday, May 3, on three horses trained by Denise Foster, Don Diablo, Tullybeg and Fancy Foundations.

Jordan rode out his claim at Limerick on February 1 2022 with success on the Eoghan O'Grady-trained Springfield Lodge. It was his 60th winner and he wrapped up a memorable day when also winning the very next race. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2022/202333932303132€516,000€236,365€752,365
National Hunt 2021/202238749462732€411,600€235,710€647,310
National Hunt 2020/20218086136€62,100€57,040€119,140

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Punchestown 26/04/23 Perfect Attitude (GB) Hdl 2m 3f 180yds u.r. 11-12 130 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle
Punchestown 25/04/23 Found A Fifty NovHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-12 142 The KPMG Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €6,250
Punchestown 25/04/23 Shecouldbeanything NovHdl 2m 100yds 1 11-4 128 Howden Insurance Brokers (M) Novice Hdle (Listed) Listed €18,000
Thurles 13/03/23 Mylestown Upper (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 199yds 1 11-12 Leugh Beginners S'chase €6,600
Thurles 13/03/23 Set Point MdnHdl 2m 98yds 6 11-12 M'dn H'dle €200
Limerick 12/03/23 Harmonya Maker (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f fell 10-12 133 Irish Wire EBF Shannon Spray (M) Nov Hdl (Grade 3) Grade 3
Limerick 12/03/23 Rule Of June HcpHdl 2m 6f 11 11-1 82 Cheltenham Live On Racing TV H'cap H'dle
Limerick 12/03/23 Fantasio D'alene (FR) MdnHdl 3m 9 11-12 Cheltenham Live On Racing TV M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 11/03/23 Abbeydale (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-12 Goresbridge M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €7,200
Gowran Park 11/03/23 Jeepydoff Meel (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 Goresbridge M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €600
Gowran Park 11/03/23 Derridae HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-8 103 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 11/03/23 Gars De Sceaux (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 3 11-12 133 Holden Fleet Management Beginners S'ch €1,300
Leopardstown 06/03/23 Elusive Sea HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-0 95 Rockbrook H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 06/03/23 Hamundarson BegCh 2m 1f 2 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €3,100
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Jumping Jet MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 Leopardstown May Family Day (M) Mdn Hdle €7,500
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Breezy Bell (GER) HcpHdl 2m 4f 13 10-9 95 Leopardstown Members (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Irish Blaze NovCh 2m 1f 2 11-7 118 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov' S'ch €3,700
Leopardstown 05/03/23 Mars Harper (GB) HcpCh 2m 5f 97yds 2 11-3 131 Carrickmines H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €9,000
Navan 04/03/23 Media Naranja MdnHdl 2m 2 11-0 Race Displays M'dn H'dle €2,500
Navan 04/03/23 Charity Barnum MdnHdl 2m fell 11-7 Wesco Electrical (Mares) M'dn H'dle

*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).