Jody Townend

County of origin: Cork 

First winner: Port Rashid (Tim Townend) Tramore, April 16, 2018 

Champion Lady Amateur Rider: 2020/2021

Significant horses: Great White Shark, Princess Zoe, Grangee, Adamantly Chosen. 

Assoc. trainers: Willie Mullins, Tim Townend

Did you know:

From Midleton, County Cork, Josephine or "Jody" Townend rode a winner on her first ride in a point-to-point at Grennan in late 2015 as a 17-year-old and made the breakthrough on the racecourse when winning the 5 Lamps Maiden Hurdle on Port Rashid, owned and trained by her father Tim at Tramore on April 16, 2018. Jody began her riding career in showjumping and eventing. She is the youngest sister of champion jockey Paul Townend and a cousin of former top jockey Davy Condon.

Jody rode a winner on her first ride for champion trainer Willie Mullins when scoring on Supreme Trix in a lady riders' bumper at Roscommon on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Mullins supplied her with a notable success when the pair combined to win the Connacht Hotel Amateur Riders Handicap with Great White Shark on the opening day of the 2019 Galway Festival. Jody had made a brilliant recovery from injury to win the race having fractured her T12 vertebrae in a schooling fall in October of the previous year. Her return to the saddle was delayed by serious infection after surgery and Great White Shark was only her fourth ride back. 

She partnered subsequent Group 1 winner Princess Zoe to handicap success at the Curragh in 2020 and rode her first winner at Leopardstown when landing the Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Irish EBF Mares INH Flat Race on the Willie Mullins-trained Grangee at the 2021 Dublin Racing Festival. In April of the same year, Jody won the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at the Punchestown Festival on the Willie Mullins-trained Adamantly Chosen and was crowned as the Leading Lady Amateur Rider for the 2020/2021 season days later. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2021/20224513321€85,800€13,235€99,035
National Hunt 2020/2021539623€168,900€18,970€187,870
National Hunt 2019/2020213263€85,200€16,310€101,510
National Hunt 2018/2019235243€42,188€14,500€56,688
National Hunt 2017/201881110€6,875€4,238€11,113
National Hunt 2016/201720001€0€550€550
National Hunt 2015/201620000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 14/10/21 Tempo Chapter Two NHF 2m 1 11-11 Copper Coast (Ladies P-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Punchestown 12/10/21 Allduckornodinner HcpCh 2m 7f 200yds 7 10-11 97 Ladbrokes (QR) H'cap S'chase
Limerick 10/10/21 Arturus NHF 2m 8 11-11 Follow Limerick Facebook INH Flat Race
Gowran Park 01/10/21 Memorable Daise NHF 2m 6 11-8 ISF EBF Mucklemeg (Mares) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed €600
Roscommon 27/09/21 Port Rashid HcpHdl 1m 7f 89yds 7 11-7 100 Athlone H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 27/09/21 Larasgetaway NHF 1m 7f 89yds 9 11-4 Knockcroghery INH Flat Race
Curragh 26/09/21 Takarengo Hcp 1m 4f 11 10-9 89 Tesoro Vita Ladies Trophy H'cap
Listowel 24/09/21 Scheu Time F 1m 6f 3 10-11 Listowel Failte Abhaile (Q.R.) Race €1,450
Navan 18/09/21 Ashqar HcpHdl 1m 7f 170yds 5 10-9 109 Bar One Racing Multiples Ladies Hcap Hdl €435
Ballinrobe 10/09/21 Moyode Mist NHF 2m 7 10-4 Eamon Sheridan Groundworks INH Flat Race
Downpatrick 30/08/21 Quiet Escape NHF 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-4 A J C Group INH Flat Race €6,000
Bellewstown 25/08/21 Aslukwoodhavit (GB) NHF 2m 212yds u.r. 11-11 Avison Young (Ladies) (Pro-Am) Flat Race
Bellewstown 24/08/21 No Thanks (GB) Hcp 2m 1f 22yds 1 10-0 69 Panda Power (QR) H'cap €9,300
Kilbeggan 20/08/21 Acleanpairofhooves NHF 2m 1 11-11 Kilbeggan On Instagram INH Flat Race €6,000
Sligo 17/08/21 Moyode Mist NHF 2m 2f 3 10-11 Templeboy INH Flat Race €1,000
Tramore 12/08/21 Beret Rouge Mdn 2m 4 10-6 FormaHoof (Ladies) M'dn €550
Kilbeggan 07/08/21 Acleanpairofhooves NHF 2m 2 11-11 Follow Kilbeggan Twitter INH Flat Race €2,000
Tipperary 06/08/21 Secret Sea Hcp 1m 4f 115yds 15 10-12 69 GAIN The Advantage Series (Ladies) H'cap
Galway 30/07/21 Dani Barcelona NHF 2m 150yds 9 11-2 Hop House 13 (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race
Galway 29/07/21 Carfax NHF 2m 2f 59yds 10 11-11 Guinness Time INH Flat Race

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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