Paddy Brennan (jockey)

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Paddy Brennan (born 13 April 1981)[1] is an Irish jockey who rode the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2010. Also winner on Cue Card.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

On 19 March 2010 he won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Imperial Commander.

On 16 November 2016 he rode his 1,000th winner on Colin's Sister at Warwick.[3]

Cheltenham Festival wins[edit]

Other Grade One wins[edit]

Other major handicap wins[edit]


  1. ^ "Many happy returns...". Racing Post. London. 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Past championship winners". PJPA. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Paddy Brennan: Jockey rides 1,000th winner on Colin's Sister at Warwick". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2016.