Date of licence: 1996
First winner: Nibalda (Joe Casey) Leopardstown, March 8, 1998
Significant horses (selected): Joncol, Cuan Na Grai, Cloone River, Say Again, Joncol, Defy Logic, Noble Prince, Dabiroun, High Prospect, Colnel Rayburn, Accordion Etoile, Kill Devil Hill, French Accordian, Alpha Ridge, Torduff Boy, Sheer Frustration, Moskova, Panther Claw.
Assoc. jockeys: Bryan Cooper, Mark Walsh, Evan Daly
Did you know:
Paul enjoyed tremendous success throughout the 'noughties' becoming only the the second trainer to train three Galway hurdle winners, a remarkable feat he achieved in the space of just six years. He landed the most competitive handicap hurdle of the summer season with Say Again in 2002, with Cloone River in 2004 and with Cuan na Grai in 2006. In between, the Nina Carberry-ridden Dabiroun became his first Cheltenham Festival winner in 2005 when taking the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle.
A second Cheltenham victory came Paul's way in 2011 when Noble Prince won the JLT Novices' Chase. Paul has won seven Grade 1 races in Ireland. His first top-flight winner was the John Cullen-ridden Say Again in the Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival in 2004. Paul won the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in 2010 with Joncol, ridden by Alain Cawley and his most recent Grade 1 winner came in the shape of the Mark Walsh-ridden Defy Logic in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown in December, 2013.
Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) (Cuan Na Grai - P.W. Flood - 2006)
Guinness Galway H'dle (Grade A) (Cloone River - J.L. Cullen - 2004)
Hennessy Gold Cup (Grade 1) (Joncol - A.P. Cawley - 2010)
Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade B) (Say Again - J.L. Cullen - 2002)
Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Latest Exhibition - B.J. Cooper - 2020)
John Durkan Memorial Punchestown S'chase (Grade 1) (Joncol - A.P. Cawley - 2009)
Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Accordion Etoile - J.L. Cullen - 2006)
Tattersalls Ireland Sales Bumper (Rising Time - A.T. Duff - 2011)
Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Say Again - J.L. Cullen - 2004)
Pierse Group Drinmore Novice S'chase (Kill Devil Hill - J.L. Cullen - 2005)
Powers Gold Label H'cap Hdl Series Final (Grade A) (High Prospect - N. Williamson - 2003)
Racing Post Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Defy Logic - M.P. Walsh - 2013)
Arthur Guinness EBF H'cap (Cloone River - T.P. O'Shea - 2005)
Goffs H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Quamino (GER) - B.J. Cooper - 2019)
Bewleys Hotels & EBF Nat.Hunt (F) Bumper (Shuil Aris - A. Fitzgerald - 2006)
Barry & Sandra Kelly Memorial Novice Hdl (Grade 1) (Shinrock Paddy - A.P. Cawley - 2009)
BETDAQ.com H'dle (Grade 3) (Accordion Etoile - J.L. Cullen - 2005)
Volkswagen Craddockstown Novice S'chase (Grade 2) (Escrea - J.L. Cullen - 2007)
Harrmack Developments Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (French Accordion - J.L. Cullen - 2007)
BETDAQ.com H'dle (Accordion Etoile - J.L. Cullen - 2004)
*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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