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 2022/20231391271511€238,800€50,265€289,065
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
Roscommon 26/09/22 Up And Out MdnHdl 1m 7f 78yds 3 11-0 Boyle M'dn H'dle €1,000
Roscommon 26/09/22 Elusive Sea MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 10-13 Thomas A. Murray Bar (Mares) M'dn Hdle
Roscommon 26/09/22 Brown Monday (FR) HcpHdl 1m 7f 78yds fell 11-6 91 Leo Dolan Memorial H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 26/09/22 North Of Nashville BegCh 2m 5f 5 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beg S'ch €420
Listowel 24/09/22 Ace Aussie MdnHdl 2m 12 11-7 John Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle
Listowel 24/09/22 Alice O'Byrne HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-9 97 Kathleen Walsh Memorial H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Listowel 23/09/22 Vina Ardanza HcpHdl 2m 9 11-5 136 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 23/09/22 Camilla's Choice HcpHdl 3m 5 11-5 86 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €330
Listowel 21/09/22 Folcano (FR) BegCh 2m 6f 3 11-12 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase €1,400
Listowel 21/09/22 Optional Mix NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-7 114 Ballygarry Estate (Mares) Novice S'chase €3,400
Listowel 21/09/22 Hewick HcpCh 3m u.r. 11-12 163 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Listowel 21/09/22 Diliymi MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 McSweeney Brothers M'dn H'dle
Listowel 19/09/22 Doctor Churchill HcpHdl 2m 11 10-9 125 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 19/09/22 Nephin Beg MdnHdl 2m 7 11-6 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle
Downpatrick 29/08/22 Diliymi MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds b.d. 11-12 A J C Group M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 26/08/22 Calico (FR) Hdl 2m 190yds 5 10-1 Hovis 3-Y-O H'dle €345
Down Royal 26/08/22 Dicebox HcpHdl 3m 1 11-5 93 Kerry Foods H'cap H'dle €6,000
Down Royal 26/08/22 Modestus (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 10-13 Walkers M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 23/08/22 Breffni Brave Hdl 2m 4f 10 10-8 88 Whiteriver Wood Flooring Claiming H'dle
Bellewstown 23/08/22 Loudest Whisper HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-1 102 Bective Stud Mullacurry Cup Hcap Hdle €340

*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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