Alain Cawley

Professional Jockey

Alain is from Craughwell Co Galway, where his Parents have aa pub. “Growing up in a pub was great along with brothers Brian and Paul and sister Aisling. I loved farming as a kid, then I started riding horses and hunting. After that there was only one thing I wanted to be.... a jockey.”

He started his career after following his brothers foot steps in with Gerry lunch and Paul Gilligan before moving to Paul Nolan when I was 16 where he never looked back.


His love of racing is down to his dad having a love of racing and taking him to Galway races. I was gripped from them on!


Alain loves Leopardstown Racecourse and says his favourite horse would be Joncol or Shinrock Paddy.

Winning the Hennessy Gold Cup is the high light of his career so far, no need to ask way!!


Golf is Alain's main hobby and admits he has to many hidden talents to name, but we have heard he is quite the talent on the guitar.

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