Jody Townend

County of origin: Cork 

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

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

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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2020/2021436513€96,300€14,850€111,150
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
Fairyhouse 27/02/21 We'llhavewan MdnHdl 2m 7 11-3 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Thurles 25/02/21 Silk Worm HcpHdl 2m 103yds 2 11-5 100 Connolly's RED MILLS Ladies H'cap H'dle €2,000
Thurles 15/02/21 Rwegoinhigh MdnHdl 2m 7f 5 10-13 Holycross M'dn H'dle €300
Thurles 15/02/21 Cool Jet NHF 1m 7f 181yds 1 12-1 JohnThomas McNamara Series INH Flat Race €6,300
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Grangee (FR) NHF 2m 1 11-7 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) INH Flat Race (Grade 2) Grade 2 €60,000
Gowran Park 28/01/21 Gelee Blanche (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 85yds p.u. 10-7 RED MILLS EBF Ladies Auction M'dn H'dle
Thurles 27/01/21 Cloran Rose NHF 2m 3f 57yds 12 11-2 Thurles (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race (Div 2)
Thurles 27/01/21 We'llhavewan MdnHdl 1m 7f 161yds 6 11-3 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €400
Punchestown 18/01/21 My Manekineko (GB) HcpHdl 2m 8 12-0 106 John Thomas McNamara (Q.R.) H'cap H'dle
Naas 13/01/21 Belle Metal NHF 1m 7f 180yds 1 10-9 Rushe's Supervalu (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Fairyhouse 03/01/21 Port Rashid HcpHdl 2m 110yds 10 10-6 105 Happy Retirement Dot Love Ladies Hcp Hdl
Naas 14/12/20 Cloran Rose NHF 2m 11 11-4 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race
Tramore 10/12/20 Whoyakodding (GB) HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 9 11-7 95 Lady’s Cove H'cap S'chase
Limerick 01/12/20 Whoyakodding (GB) HcpHdl 2m 5f 5 11-6 86 John Thomas McNamara Series (QR) Hcp Hdl €315
Limerick 01/12/20 Wild Atlantic Lady (GB) NHF 2m 8 11-4 Irish EBF (M) (Ladies P-A) INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Port Rashid HcpCh 2m 5f 50yds 5 9-6 98 Rybo Ladies National H'cap S'chase €435
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Maid In Manhattan HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 11 11-12 107 John Thomas McNamara Series (QR) Hcp Hdl
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Whoyakodding (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 11 12-0 88 (QR) H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Our Majella HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds p.u. 11-9 85 (QR) H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Clonmel 29/10/20 Port Rashid HcpCh 2m 28yds 9 10-8 100 The Clonmel H'cap S'chase

*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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