Irish NH Champions Crowned At Punchestown

Irish National Hunt Champions 2021/2022 (L to R): Paul Townend, Champion Jockey; Jody Townend, Champion Lady Amateur Rider; Nicky Hartery, Chairman of HRI; Willie Mullins, Champion Trainer; Jack Foley, Champion Conditional Jockey; Patrick Mullins, Champion Amateur Rider and JP McManus, Champion Owner
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The 2021/2022 Irish National Hunt Champions were announced at Punchestown on Saturday. Of the six, five were repeat winners, with Jack Foley named the Champion Conditional Jockey for the first time. Ireland's NH champions are as follows:

  • Champion Owner: JP McManus (19th win)
  • Champion Trainer: Willie Mullins (16th win)
  • Champion Jockey: Paul Townend (fifth win)
  • Champion Conditional: Jack Foley
  • Champion Amateur: Patrick Mullins (14th win)
  • Champion Lady Amateur Rider: Jody Townend (second win)

Horse Racing Ireland Chief Executive, Suzanne Eade, said, “This is the first time since May 2019 that we have been able to crown our National Hunt champions before a raceday crowd and my congratulations go to JP, Willie, Paul, Jody, Jack, Patrick and the many thousands across the country who have worked to make the season the success that it was.

“The wonderful achievements of so many within our industry show Irish racing in the best possible light and high-profile wins on the biggest of the world's racing stages are reflected in the terrific crowds that we have seen here this week and at Fairyhouse over Easter. It augurs well for the summer ahead and I wish all involved the very best of luck as the new jumps' season begins at Down Royal on Monday.”

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