Paul boasts a wealth of racing knowledge as you would expect of someone who has reached such a high level in the sport.
A hugely successful career in the saddle provided Paul with a mountain of experience. Starting with the great Jim Bolger, a mentor for some of the greats of the Sport and then far and beyond with spells in France and Los Angeles before settling closer to home with UK leading trainer Phillip Hobbs at his famous Somerset base.
Paul rode over 200 winners in the UK whilst based with Philip Hobbs, including What’s Up Boys to win the Coral Cup at the 2000 Cheltenham Festival. Then, a year and a half later, he rode the same horse to win the prestigious Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
Once hanging up the boots it was always a natural progression that Paul would turned his attention to training. He had his first runner, Bronte Bay, at Gowran Park in April 2007, and has quickly gone from strength to strength as a top class handler.
He won the valuable Arthur’s Day Handicap at the Galway Festival in 2009 with Drunken Sailor, who won four more handicaps besides, and he then won the prestigious Galway Hurdle with the talented Moon Dice in 2011.
Paul Flynn Racing has developed into a fully-fledged expanding dual purpose and friendly yard that gets the best out of every horse at all levels. Try Again is a clear example of this, winning four from his last five races climbing 22lbs in the ratings time, all within a five-month period winning four times from five starts.
The yard is no stranger to winning races across the Irish Sea with the Paul Flynn Racing team sending out winners at nine different tracks in the UK.
The yard at Colehill is perfectly positioned for runners at home and abroad. This bespoke and tailored experience for every owner and every horse in our care means it’s the perfect opportunity to be involved with one of the most progressive yards in Ireland.