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 2022/202327022192424€400,200€164,850€565,050
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
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Punitive HcpCh 3m 1f 10 10-12 137 Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Derridae HcpHdl 2m 2 11-11 99 Langtons Kilkenny H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Fortunefavorsdbold MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds fell 11-7 HAY 'How Are Ya' Campaign (M) M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Cru Bourgeois (FR) BegCh 2m 11 11-12 Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beg. S'ch
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Take My Hand MdnHdl 2m 8 11-5 Easter Festival Early Bird M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 24/01/23 Unklipped MdnHdl 2m 1f 33yds 12 10-11 Molson Coors Beverage Company M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 24/01/23 Caldwell Diamond (FR) NovHdl 2m 1f 33yds 8 11-13 122 Franciscan Well Rated Novice H'dle
Down Royal 24/01/23 Irish Blaze NovCh 2m 50yds 2 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch €3,700
Thurles 22/01/23 Cardamon Hill NovHdl 2m 7f 4 11-5 W.T. O'Grady Memorial EBF Novice H'dle €675
Navan 21/01/23 Mrs Paisley HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 10-9 90 Ardmulchan H'cap H'dle
Navan 21/01/23 Barnacullia HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 10-2 120 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 21/01/23 Definetly Darsi HcpCh 3m 9 11-2 88 Gormanlough H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 17/01/23 Flemensreva MdnHdl 2m 164yds 9 10-13 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Come On Sally HcpHdl 2m 4f 130yds 14 10-0 81 Festival Hospitality Novice H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Walking The Walk HcpHdl 3m 100yds 5 10-10 84 National Trial Day 19th Feb H'cap H'dle €300
Punchestown 16/01/23 A Fortune Out West MdnHdl 3m 100yds p.u. 11-12 Think Group Deals At Festival M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Shecouldbeanything NovHdl 2m 3 10-11 SkyBet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €3,650
Punchestown 15/01/23 Clodders Dream (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 1) €625
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Gaye Winnie MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 6 11-7 Peter Nolan Equine (Mares) M'dn H'dle €260
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Doctor Churchill HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-0 118 Philip O'Connor Memorial H'cap 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).