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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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.
The 2020 winner mastered the testing conditions at Gowran to come out on top in the battle of the former winners.
Pa King and Sam Curling combined with the ultra-tough Templebredin who followed up his latest success in open company by winning at Clonmel.
Pa King teamed up with Sam Curling to good effect which sees the Tipperary native win the Southern title.
Like A Demon, Samurai Cracker and Winged Leader are amongst the horses set to line up for the two miles and three furlongs contest.
King reigns supreme in farewell to old course.
Sky is the limit for Amarillo after gritty debut success.
Makeshift success just enough for rookie Shaw.
Screaming talent lifts Donoghue to first double strike
Stellar result for Fogarty and Stennett as Magic casts a winning spell.
‘Niceprospect’ Reality Cheque cashes in for Doyle family after faultless display.
No distress for Damsel as King and Curling make hay.
Smart Shirocco provides O'Connor with Double.
Harding on the mark with Scene Not Herd in Turtulla success.
Fuego De L’Abbaye shows promise to get Murphy off the mark for the season
85-year-old Jim Barry won the four-year-old mares' maiden with Fantasia Storm, the only horse he has in training.
It was a day to remember for Pa King when the former novice champion rode a first career treble.
Gabrielleamee ran out a 16-length, of the ITM, Kirbys Pharmacy & Pat Doyles Ladies Open in the hands of Sheila Ahern.
Tiernan Roche recorded his fifth success of the season when steering Howya Hun to victory in the opening five-year-old mares’ maiden.
Pa King enjoyed a successful St. Patrick’s Day recording a double at Ballyragget when registering a double.
Longhouse Music brought her seasonal tally to five, when taking the ITM ladies open in the colours of John Duggan.
Tipperary rider Pa King recorded his 100th pointing success aboard Go To Court at the Kilmoganny fixture on Sunday.
The opening division of the Connolly’s Red Mills four-year-old maiden saw Buzz De Turcoing record a very fortunate success.
For the second year in succession, leading mare Sliabh Mhuire Lass was turned over at short odds in the A One Tyres mares’ open.