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, Joncol, 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, Mark Walsh

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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. 

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 2020/20211916201412€50,100€128,495€178,595
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 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
Thurles 25/02/21 Shantou Pier B. O'Neill NHF 2m 103yds 8 11-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race
Thurles 25/02/21 Carioca King S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 7f 87yds p.u. 11-6 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Western Zara S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 2 11-0 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,000
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Nobrainnoheadache S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 12 11-2 Sign Up To Our Newsletter M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Eagle Roque (FR) Sarah Kavanagh HcpHdl 2m 11 11-7 95 Racing From Home H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Gwanyugudting Adam Williams MdnHdl 2m 14 10-7 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Hatfield Spring Adam Williams MdnHdl 2m 12 10-7 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Coventry B.J. Cooper MdnHdl 2m fell 11-9 Sign Up To Our Newsletter M'dn H'dle
Navan 21/02/21 Eagle Roque (FR) Sarah Kavanagh HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-0 95 Ladbrokes Safer Gambling H'cap H'dle
Navan 21/02/21 Mister Bells S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 5f 14 11-10 98 Ladbrokes Safer Gambling H'cap H'dle
Thurles 15/02/21 Mercury Lane B.J. Cooper MdnHdl 2m 7f 2 11-6 Holycross M'dn H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 14/02/21 Port West S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 Happy Birthday Sarah Ann Madden Mdn Hdle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 08/02/21 Itsnotinit H. Morgan HcpHdl 2m 7f 110yds 11 11-7 111 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Mrs Milner S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 2f fell 11-1 129 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Fitzhenry B.J. Cooper HcpCh 2m 5f 93yds 13 10-7 139 Gaelic Plant Hire H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Tucanae B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 2f 7 10-6 120 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Latest Exhibition B.J. Cooper NovCh 2m 5f 93yds 2 11-12 153 Flogas Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €25,000
Navan 29/01/21 Mon Lino (FR) B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-3 124 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €8,000
Navan 29/01/21 Hatfield Spring S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 19 11-4 Graigs Lane M'dn Hdle (Div 1)
Navan 29/01/21 Our Friend B.J. Cooper HcpCh 3m 6 12-0 102 Gormanlough H'cap S'chase €200

*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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