County Of Origin: Wicklow
First winner: Adam'sfool (Mr PJ Cosgrave) Down Royal, May 3, 1999
Significant horses: Black Apalachi, Divine Rhapsody, Experimental, Amorini, Dark Bolero, Jamies Choice, Tally Em Up, Paddy O Dee, Singing Banjo, Fairwood Present.
Did you know:
From Tinahely, County Wicklow, Philip Rothwell started his training career as a fresh-faced 21-year-old and wasted little time in making an impact, saddling his first winner with just his second runner when Adam'sfool won a bumper at Down Royal on May 3 1999.
Experimental was an early standard bearer for the Rothwell yard and a first notable winner came in the shape of Black Apalachi which was a Grade 2 novice hurdle winner at Naas in February 2005 and landed a huge pot when successful in the Paddy Power Handicap Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival the following December.
Three months later, Rothwell landed Cheltenham success when Native Jack won the Cross Country Chase to give Davy Russell his first Festival winner.
The likes of Dark Bolero, Jamies Choice and Tally Em Up kept the flag flying for Rothwell and another major success came his way at the Punchestown Festival in 2010 when Divine Rhapsody won the Goffs Land Rover Bumper.
A steady stream of winners, including at three at the 2021 Punchestown Festival, sees Rothwell fast closing in on the 350-winner mark.
Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) (Black Apalachi - J.L. Cullen - 2005)
Goffs Land Rover Bumper (Divine Rhapsody - M.P. Fogarty - 2010)
S.E.R.E. H'cap H'dle (Experimental - J.E. Casey - 2000)
Alchemy Properties H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Jamies Choice - Eoin Christopher McCarthy - 2008)
Guinness H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Dark Bolero - Shane William Jackson - 2007)
People Newspapers Bettyville H'cap S'ch (Listed) (Amorini - J.M. Allen - 2005)
Woodlands Park 100 Johnstown Novice Hdle (Grade 2) (Black Apalachi - J.L. Cullen - 2005)
Connacht Tribune H'cap S'chase (Paddy O Dee (GB) - M.A. Enright - 2012)
Coolmore NH Sires EBF Mares Nov. S'chase (Grade 3) (Tally Em Up - D.N. Russell - 2010)
O'Flynn Construction H'cap (Experimental - M.J. Kinane - 2001)
Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial S'ch (Grade 3) (Tally Em Up - D.N. Russell - 2010)
Mongey Communications Schase (La Touche) (Singing Banjo - B.J. Walsh - 2021)
Oriel H'cap (Just For Mary (GB) - D.J. Moran - 2008)
Pierse Contracting Ltd EBF Novice H'dle (Loughanelteen - Alan James Donoghue - 2003)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase (Jak Dream (GB) - Shane William Jackson - 2008)
Schweppes H'cap H'dle (Jak Dream (GB) - Shane William Jackson - 2007)
Seamus Mulvaney H'cap S'chase (Jamies Choice - Eoin Christopher McCarthy - 2008)
Melville Developers H'cap H'dle (Loughanelteen - Alan James Donoghue - 2005)
McCarthy Insurance Group H'cap H'dle (Fairwood Heart - R. Walsh - 2003)
Galway City Vintners H'cap H'dle (Berkerys Treasure - D.J. Bates - 2009)