Ace Cork jockey Townend regains the top jockey crown after terrific season

Ace Cork jockey Townend regains the top jockey crown after terrific season
Picture: INPHO/Bryan Keane

CORK'S Paul Townend is champion jockey for the second time. 

He won the title in the 2010 /11 season with 80 winners and regains the crown with a tally of 109, a personal best.

The Lisgoold native has previously finished third in the championship on three occasions. 

His highest profile wins during this campaign came on Grade 1 scorers Sharjah, Un De Sceaux and Benie Des Dieux. 

With six wins during the term, Camelia De Cotte was the biggest contributor to Townend's winning haul. 

A terrific season was topped off by the win of Al Boum Photo in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, one of two Cheltenham Festival winners this year for the Midleton man.

Picture: Healy Racing.
Picture: Healy Racing.

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