Retained by Venetia Williams, Aidan Coleman was born in Innishannon, Cork, Ireland and by professional jockey standards was incredibly young when he turned pro at just 21 years of age.
Riding Mon Mome in the 2008 Grand National for the first time, at the age of 19, he was one of the youngest riders ever to start the Grand National and in April 2009, he topped it off by winning the Conditional Championship making him the leading Conditional jockey in the UK for the 2008 season.
A popular jockey, Coleman also rides for Tim Vaughan and after a short whip ban early in the 2011 season he was back and winning his first race at Chepstow for Vaughan on Rev It Up and just in time for the 2011 Coral Welsh Grand National on board Our Island where he ran a very respectable race, finishing just outside of the places in 6th position.
Coleman has run in the last six Grand Nationals, riding Mon Mome for the third time in 2012 when he pulled up at the 22nd fence, Grand Slam Hero in 2011 (fell), Mon Mome in 2010 (fell), Stan in 2009 (fell) and Mon Mome 2008 (10th).
For the 2013 Grand National Coleman partnered the Kim Bailey trained The Rainbow Hunter but was the first out of the race when unseated at the Canal Turn.
In the last five seasons he has had over 1030 races winning 16% of his chase starts and in total has earned over £1.8m for connections across all of his races and for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National has been booked, once again, on The Rainbow Hunter.