Paul Nolan

Date of licence: 1996

First winner: Nibalda (Joe Casey) Leopardstown, March 8, 1998

Significant horses (selected): Joncol, Cuan Na Grai, Cloone River, Say Again, Mrs Milner, Defy Logic, Noble Prince, Dabiroun, Latest Exhibition, High Prospect, Colnel Rayburn, Accordion Etoile, Kill Devil Hill, French Accordian, Alpha Ridge, Torduff Boy, Sheer Frustration, Moskova, Panther Claw.  

Assoc. jockeys: Bryan Cooper

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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 eight 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 the Mark Walsh-ridden Defy Logic won the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown in December, 2013.

Leopardstown was again the venue of the stable's latest top-flight success. Latest Exhibition won the Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice Hurdle under Bryan Cooper at the Dublin Racing Festival in February 2020 and lost out by only a neck when runner-up to Monkfish in the Albert Bartlett Novices´ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival the following month. Nolan had better luck at the Cheltenham Festival the following year when he won the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle with the Bryan Cooper-ridden Mrs Milner, his third Festival success. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/202130001€0€770€770
Winter All Weather 2015/201670010€0€640€640
Winter All Weather 2013/201410000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2021/202290000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/202126011231816€82,500€177,515€260,015
National Hunt 2019/202016415212411€224,050€187,170€411,220
National Hunt 2018/201921020212517€225,000€172,775€397,775
National Hunt 2017/201815513211712€142,188€113,325€255,513
National Hunt 2016/20171385101112€35,625€61,463€97,088
National Hunt 2015/201617214191718€147,775€91,560€239,335
National Hunt 2014/201519822252014€156,800€110,200€267,000
National Hunt 2013/201420024141420€266,140€78,120€344,260
National Hunt 2012/201316714181810€156,450€151,498€307,948
National Hunt 2011/201221018171814€171,130€125,635€296,765
National Hunt 2010/201128132262523€379,055€207,375€586,430
National Hunt 2009/201023233352519€492,903€189,867€682,769
National Hunt 2008/200926132341823€461,920€182,175€644,095
National Hunt 2007/200836033281733€402,175€144,565€546,740
National Hunt 2006/200738734363622€435,110€252,030€687,140
National Hunt 2005/200639940422725€627,990€221,135€849,125
National Hunt 2004/200534033403226€469,750€261,285€731,035
National Hunt 2003/200427327232427€363,930€192,950€556,880
National Hunt 2002/20031822716513€431,470€65,520€496,990
National Hunt 2001/200221721221618€205,218€91,682€296,900
National Hunt 2000/200124019242321€143,893€92,370€236,264
Flat 202120000€0€0€0
Flat 202010000€0€0€0
Flat 2019110000€0€600€600
Flat 201820000€0€0€0
Flat 201720001€0€825€825
Flat 2016201032€5,625€4,600€10,225
Flat 201590202€0€5,010€5,010
Flat 201430000€0€0€0
Flat 201310000€0€0€0
Flat 201260100€0€1,360€1,360
Flat 201140000€0€1,800€1,800
Flat 2010190002€0€1,210€1,210
Flat 2009141100€7,350€1,785€9,135
Flat 2008291222€16,500€13,475€29,975
Flat 2007291212€7,700€6,025€13,725
Flat 2006181200€6,300€4,165€10,465
Flat 2005392512€59,100€49,970€109,070
Flat 2004363513€37,050€40,835€77,885
Flat 2003375245€101,800€23,550€125,350
Flat 2002262330€16,800€10,530€27,330
Flat 2001272410€13,332€7,815€21,148
Flat 2000220015€0€2,520€2,520
Flat 199950220€0€3,278€3,278

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Killarney 10/05/21 Mon Lino (FR) M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 6f 50yds 12 11-5 124 Easy Clean Limited H'cap H'dle
Killarney 09/05/21 Regal Statesman Pat Taaffe NHF 2m 1f 12 11-2 Torc Waterfall (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Killarney 09/05/21 Nobrainnoheadache S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 1f 11 10-11 Follow Killarney Races On Insta Mdn Hdle
Killarney 09/05/21 Mister Bells S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 4f 8 11-7 102 J O C Metal Fabrication H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Hoganville S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 10 11-3 Irish Thoroughbred Agency M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Garm Colombe (FR) S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 5f 180yds 8 12-0 107 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Our Friend B.J. Cooper HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds u.r. 11-11 98 Molson Coors H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Avondale Smiles Adam Williams MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 13 10-3 Irish Thoroughbred Agency M'dn H'dle
Cork 07/05/21 Coventry C.D. Hayes Mdn 1m 2f 10yds 8 10-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Godfatherofharlem S.E. O'Rourke NHF 2m 1f 100yds 10 11-9 Molson Coors INH Flat Race
Punchestown 01/05/21 Tucanae J.C. Gainford HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-1 120 Colm Quinn BMW Group (Mares) H'cap H'dle €600
Punchestown 01/05/21 Socially Distant B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 10-11 109 Colm Quinn BMW Group (Mares) H'cap H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 01/05/21 Fine Theatre S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 120yds 14 10-1 125 Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Hcap Schase (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 28/04/21 Fortune Street (FR) R.J. Condon HcpHdl 2m 4f 120yds 3 11-3 116 Adare Manor Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl €3,000
Punchestown 28/04/21 Fitzhenry J.S. McGarvey HcpCh 2m 4f 10 10-6 135 Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Punchestown 27/04/21 Heronord (FR) B. O'Neill NHF 2m 100yds 21 11-6 Goffs Land Rover Bumper
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 Larry O K.C. Sexton MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 6 11-6 M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €200
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 Mister Bells S.F. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 6f 10 12-0 Minella Times Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 23/04/21 La Feline (FR) S.F. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 7 11-9 110 Put The Kettle On Irish EBF (M) Beg. Sch
Dundalk 21/04/21 Quamino (GER) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 4f 8 9-9 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk M'dn

*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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