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 2015/201670010€0€640€640
Winter All Weather 2013/201410000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/202161201€6,600€4,050€10,650
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 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
Downpatrick 15/07/20 Whitango S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-5 86 Toals Phone Betting Available Hcap H'dle (Div 2)
Downpatrick 15/07/20 Knot On Time S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 6f 2 11-1 Randox Health M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Larry O R. Sugrue NHF 2m 4 11-9 Mullingar INH Flat Race €450
Bellewstown 08/07/20 Wild Desire S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 151yds 7 11-1 92 Thanks To The Frontline Workers Hcap Hdl (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Knot On Time R. Sugrue NHF 2m 3f 180yds 10 11-9 Kilbeggan INH Flat Race
Tipperary 26/06/20 Lebowski R. Sugrue NHF 2m 2 11-9 Emly (C&G) INH Flat Race €1,800
Tipperary 26/06/20 Whitango Adam Williams HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-10 84 Junction H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €1,800
Roscommon 24/06/20 Quamino (GER) B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 4f 198yds 1 12-0 109 The Knockcroghery H'cap H'dle €6,600
Thurles 21/03/20 Crazyheart S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 4f 91yds 3 11-7 116 Duggan Veterinary H'cap S'chase €1,250
Wexford 17/03/20 Fine Theatre S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-2 123 Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase €24,000
Wexford 17/03/20 Sunday At Julia's S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 112 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle €2,300
Wexford 17/03/20 Stowaway To Heaven S.F. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 9 10-8 Wexford (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Wexford 17/03/20 My Club Colours S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 2 10-6 94 M2 Construction, Wexford Nov H'cap H'dle €2,500
Limerick 15/03/20 Denham Hana (FR) B.J. Cooper HcpCh 3m 120yds p.u. 11-10 113 Follow Limerick Racecourse H'cap S'chase
Navan 14/03/20 Splendid Decision R. Sugrue NHF 2m 8 11-7 Racing March 28th (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Naas 08/03/20 Mon Lino (FR) N.P. Madden HcpCh 3m 3 9-13 125 MansionBet Leinster National Hcap Schase (Grade A) Grade A €10,000
Thurles 05/03/20 Crazyheart S.F. O'Keeffe Ch 2m 4f 171yds 2 11-7 116 Urlingford Rated Steeplechase €2,400
Leopardstown 02/03/20 Peculiar Genius S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 3m 10 10-10 98 TRI Equestrian H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Mrs Milner S.F. O'Keeffe NovHdl 2m 4f 2 10-12 115 Anton O'Toole Memorial (M) Novice H'dle €4,000
Clonmel 27/02/20 High Viz S.F. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 3m 20yds p.u. 10-13 87 Rosegreen H'cap H'dle

*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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