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 apprecnticed to trainer Jim Bolger, and moved to Paul Nicholls UK stable in 2000.
On 19 March 2010 he won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Imperial Commander.
Cheltenham Festival wins
- Fred Winter Juvenile Novices 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