Paddy Brennan (jockey)
A native of Ardrahan, County Galway, Brennan was a keen GAA player with dreams of becoming a county hurler. He only became involved in horseracing after a neighbour noticed his talent with hunt horses. He was apprenticed to trainer Jim Bolger, and moved to Paul Nicholls's UK stable in 2000.
In the 2004/05 season he became champion conditional jockey.
On 16 November 2016 he rode his 1,000th winner on Colin's Sister at Warwick.
Cheltenham Festival wins
- Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle: Shamayoun 2006
- Ladbrokes World Hurdle: Inglis Drever 2007
- Pertemps Final: Ballyfitz 2008
- Ryanair Chase: Imperial Commander 2009
- Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup: Imperial Commander 2010
- Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase: Pigeon Island 2010
Other Grade One wins
- Ascot Chase: Cue Card 2017
- Maghull Novices' Chase: Ashley Brook 2005
- Sefton Novices' Hurdle: Pettifour 2008
- Aintree Hurdle: Khyber Kim 2010
- Betfair Chase: Imperial Commander 2010, Cue Card 2015 & 2016
- King George VI Chase Cue Card 2015
- Betfred Bowl Naccarat 2011, Cue Card 2016
Other major handicap wins
- "Many happy returns...". Racing Post. London. 13 April 2013.
- "Past championship winners". PJPA. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Paddy Brennan: Jockey rides 1,000th winner on Colin's Sister at Warwick". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2016.