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 2021/2022111141565€96,900€50,055€146,955
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 202190100€0€3,300€3,300
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Killarney 02/10/21 Red Dreamer C.J. MacRedmond Mdn 1m 30yds 9 8-11 KWD Median Auction M'dn
Bellewstown 29/09/21 Sahreej R.P. Cleary Hcp 7f 176yds 5 8-11 44 Seamus Murphy Memorial H'cap (Div 1) €300
Listowel 21/09/21 Sahreej R.P. Cleary Hcp 7f 3 8-12 42 The Rose Hotel H'cap (Div 2) €1,000
Galway 07/09/21 Sahreej R.P. Cleary Hcp 7f 24yds 4 8-6 31 The Galway H'cap €525
Naas 22/08/21 Sahreej R.P. Cleary Hcp 5f 205yds 10 8-10 34 Lily & Wild BBQ At Naas H'cap (Div 1)
Curragh 21/08/21 Smart Project A.J. Slattery Hcp 5f 12 8-6 42 TRI Equestrian H'cap
Cork 07/08/21 Great Midge (GB) M.A. Enright Hcp 7f 18 9-3 49 Thanks To All The Frontline Workers Hcap (Div 2)
Limerick 22/07/21 Midnight Wilde (GB) M. O'Sullivan HcpHdl 3m 15 10-8 92 Garryspillane Hcp Hdl
Fairyhouse 11/07/21 Great Midge (GB) M.A. Enright Hcp 6f 17 9-0 52 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap
Bellewstown 02/07/21 Midnight Wilde (GB) M.A. Enright Hcp 1m 3f 208yds 12 9-7 55 Prizm Financial Partners, Ardee H'cap (Div 1)
Tipperary 01/07/21 Bye Bye O Bye B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 3m 30yds 3 10-13 80 Follow @tipperaryraces.ie H'cap H'dle €1,000
Tipperary 30/06/21 Smart Project Annalise Cullen Hcp 5f 12 8-2 45 Thank You The Frontline Apprentice H'cap
Naas 23/06/21 Laurens Company M.A. Enright Mdn 1m 14 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 23/06/21 Smart Project R.P. Cleary Hcp 5f 205yds 16 8-11 46 Naas Racecourse H'cap (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 21/06/21 Midnight Wilde (GB) M.A. Enright Hcp 1m 4f 169yds 9 9-3 56 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap (Div 1)
Listowel 06/06/21 Loughanlea Lass M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 15 8-5 39 Listowel Tidy Towns H'cap (Div 1)
Curragh 02/06/21 Great Midge (GB) M.P. Sheehy Hcp 6f 63yds 9 8-8 53 Sporting Life H'cap
Limerick 19/04/21 Haondotri P. Egan HcpHdl 2m 3f 50yds 8 10-6 80 The Kilmallock H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Curragh 17/04/21 Great Midge (GB) M.A. Enright Hcp 6f 11 9-9 57 Equine Products UK H'cap
Gowran-Park 07/04/21 Loughanlea Lass M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 1f 130yds 11 8-8 42 Thanks To All Our Sponsors H'cap
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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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