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 2021/2022218200€51,900€6,900€58,800
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
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Definite Katie NHF 2m 3f 170yds 2 11-4 Follow Kilbeggan Facebook INH Flat Race €2,000
Killarney 15/07/21 Ultima Thule NHF 2m 1f 2 11-11 Kenmare (Ladies Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €2,000
Roscommon 06/07/21 Banntown Girl NHF 2m 29yds 1 11-6 EBF (Mares)(Ladies Pro/Am) INH Flat Race €6,600
Tipperary 01/07/21 One Last Tango NHF 2m 38yds 6 11-4 Thank You To The Frontline INH Flat Race €200
Leopardstown 17/06/21 Zuma Rock Mdn 1m 7f 6 10-11 Dun Laoghaire (QR) M'dn €220
Wexford 16/06/21 Klassy Kay HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 1 11-2 106 Slaney River (Ladies) H'cap H'dle €6,600
Downpatrick 12/06/21 Tanora NHF 2m 2f 165yds 5 11-2 Toals Bookmakers (L-Pr-Am) INH Flat Race €300
Listowel 06/06/21 Saldier (FR) F 1m 4f 210yds 1 10-9 99 St. Johns Theatre Listowel (QR) Race €8,700
Tramore 04/06/21 Lasparas (FR) NHF 2m 120yds 1 11-9 Kilbarry (Ladies Pro/Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Tramore 04/06/21 Port Rashid HcpCh 1m 7f 100yds 6 11-6 101 Tramore Tourism H'cap S'chse €200
Punchestown 31/05/21 Port Rashid HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 6 10-5 102 (Ladies) H'cap H'dle €220
Punchestown 29/05/21 Grangeclare West NHF 2m 100yds 1 11-9 Ladbrokes (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Limerick 27/05/21 Champ Kiely NHF 2m 1 11-9 Athea INH Flat Race €6,000
Tipperary 25/05/21 Carfax NHF 2m 4f 5 11-9 Junction INH Flat Race €300
Wexford 21/05/21 Mrs Underwood NHF 2m 4f 1 11-2 Racing Again June 2nd INH Flat Race €6,000
Wexford 21/05/21 Rwegoinhigh MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-7 84 Wexford Racecourse M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €200
Leopardstown 14/05/21 Swift Verdict (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 5 8-9 73 Breast Cancer Ireland Lady Riders H'cap €630
Killarney 09/05/21 Port Rashid HcpCh 2m 4f 5 11-0 102 J O C Metal Fabrication H'cap S'chase €330
Ballinrobe 04/05/21 September Lady NHF 2m 1f 26yds 1 11-2 Connaught (Ladies Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Punchestown 30/04/21 Mrs Underwood NHF 2m 2f 12 11-2 Avison Young 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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