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 2022/2023383044€20,400€8,855€29,255
National Hunt 2021/202238749462732€411,600€235,710€647,310
National Hunt 2020/20218086136€62,100€57,040€119,140

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
Roscommon 04/07/22 Calahill MdnHdl 1m 7f 90yds 6 11-4 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial M'dn H'dle €210
Tramore 03/07/22 Mater Matuta HcpCh 2m 4 10-6 94 August Festival Discounts H'cap S'chase €575
Tramore 03/07/22 Brown Monday (FR) HcpHdl 2m 10 12-0 95 Your New Tote At Tramore H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Vado Forte (FR) HcpHdl 2m 188yds 11 11-3 125 Bar One Racing 'Bellewstown' H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Loudest Whisper HcpHdl 3m 3 11-7 102 Bar One Racing Bet In-Play H'cap H'dle €1,150
Wexford 01/07/22 Some Woman MdnHdl 3m 4 10-11 Ladies Day Friday August 5th M'dn H'dle €525
Wexford 01/07/22 North Of Nashville MdnHdl 2m 4f 150yds 7 11-5 Neville Hotels M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 30/06/22 State Of Fame HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 10-12 106 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €435
Listowel 06/06/22 Cahirdown Boy HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-0 105 Bryan MacMahon H'cap H'dle €1,100
Listowel 06/06/22 Sir Daniel MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 04/06/22 Devils Cape (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5f 120yds p.u. 11-6 Copper Coast M'dn H'dle
Tramore 04/06/22 Where's Bunny HcpHdl 2m 5f 120yds 5 11-0 95 Tramore Farmers Market H'cap H'dle €360
Tramore 03/06/22 What An Ocean MdnHdl 2m 5f 30yds 7 11-7 Kilmeaden (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 03/06/22 Ballyquin Bay MdnHdl 2m 120yds 3 10-13 FormaHoof M'dn H'dle €1,050
Tramore 03/06/22 Mater Matuta HcpCh 1m 7f 50yds 1 10-0 86 Tramore Tourism H'cap S'chse €6,900
Tramore 03/06/22 Elliedee HcpHdl 2m 5f 30yds fell 11-4 85 Visit Dunmore East H'cap H'dle
Limerick 26/05/22 Excelcior (FR) Hdl 2m 3f u.r. 11-4 97 Tote Always SP Or Better Claiming H'dle
Wexford 25/05/22 Fakir (FR) Hdl 3m 3 11-10 125 Support The Irish Injured Jockeys H'dle €1,200
Wexford 25/05/22 Sadie Yeats HcpHdl 2m 1f 8 11-3 84 Calor Gas H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Punchestown 24/05/22 Eye Of The Dragon HcpHdl 2m 115yds 17 11-6 85 Bar One Racing €50 Free Bet H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
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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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