Having made his debut at Kilmuckridge in November 2004 and got off the mark with John Halley's Templars at Butlerstown in 2006, Pa King quickly became the Champion Novice rider, being crowned champion in 2008 following a total of 16 winners - his best single season total to date. Since then, King, whose brother Johnny was also a jockey and James is a trainer, has ridden the likes of Parsons Pistol, Pandorama, Any Currency, Tina Kelly Lad, Alfa Beat and Draycott Place to victory. At Mainstown in 2019, Pa became the 60th rider to reach the 100-winner mark with the success of Go To Court in what was to continue as a notable season for him, equaling his personal best total of winners despite the season ending prematurely, whilst also claiming a first regional title in the South. Further title success followed when he landed the Western title in 2022 the same year that he broke the top-three riders nationally for the first time with a career best 27 winners.
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Curling and King combine for first Festival success in Kim Muir
Angels Dawn supplied Sam Curling and Pa King with a hard-faught first Cheltenham Festival victory in the Kim Muir.
Point-to-Point Awards 2022
The Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Annual Point-to-point awards took place at Dunboyne Castle on Saturday 18th June after a long-awaited three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aloneamongmillions regains Tetretema crown for Curling
The 2020 winner mastered the testing conditions at Gowran to come out on top in the battle of the former winners.
Templebredin toughs it out to land Clonmel Hunter
Pa King and Sam Curling combined with the ultra-tough Templebredin who followed up his latest success in open company by winning at Clonmel.
Champions Crowned | First regional title for King
Pa King teamed up with Sam Curling to good effect which sees the Tipperary native win the Southern title.
Seven declared for Down Royal Hunter Chase
Like A Demon, Samurai Cracker and Winged Leader are amongst the horses set to line up for the two miles and three furlongs contest.
Report | Lismore 08th March 2020
King reigns supreme in farewell to old course.
Report | Borris House 01st March 2020
Sky is the limit for Amarillo after gritty debut success.
Report | Nenagh 16th February 2020
Makeshift success just enough for rookie Shaw.
Report | Oldtown 15th February 2020
Screaming talent lifts Donoghue to first double strike
Report | Ballyvodock 02nd February 2020
Stellar result for Fogarty and Stennett as Magic casts a winning spell.
Report | Kilfeacle 26th February 2020
‘Niceprospect’ Reality Cheque cashes in for Doyle family after faultless display.
Report | Aghabullogue 12th January 2020
No distress for Damsel as King and Curling make hay.
Report | Dromahane 30th December 2019
Smart Shirocco provides O'Connor with Double.
Report | Turtulla 17th November 2019
Harding on the mark with Scene Not Herd in Turtulla success.
Report | Dowth Hall 27th October 2019
Fuego De L’Abbaye shows promise to get Murphy off the mark for the season
Report | Dromahane 5th May 2019
85-year-old Jim Barry won the four-year-old mares' maiden with Fantasia Storm, the only horse he has in training.
Report | Stradbally 14th April 19
It was a day to remember for Pa King when the former novice champion rode a first career treble.
Report | Lisronagh 31st March 2019
Gabrielleamee ran out a 16-length, of the ITM, Kirbys Pharmacy & Pat Doyles Ladies Open in the hands of Sheila Ahern.
Report | Durrow 24th March 2019
Tiernan Roche recorded his fifth success of the season when steering Howya Hun to victory in the opening five-year-old mares’ maiden.
Report | Ballyragget 17th March 2019
Pa King enjoyed a successful St. Patrick’s Day recording a double at Ballyragget when registering a double.
Report | Mainstown 6th January 2019
Longhouse Music brought her seasonal tally to five, when taking the ITM ladies open in the colours of John Duggan.
King reaches milestone 100 at Mainstown
Tipperary rider Pa King recorded his 100th pointing success aboard Go To Court at the Kilmoganny fixture on Sunday.
Report | Corbeagh House 2nd December 2018
The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.
Report | Loughbrickland 27th October 2018
For the second year in succession, leading mare Sliabh Mhuire Lass was turned over at short odds in the A One Tyres mares’ open.