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 2022/2023316442€32,400€17,680€50,080
National Hunt 2021/202290261056€250,500€66,270€316,770
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 06/08/22 Hermine (FR) NHF 2m 1 11-2 Kilbeggan On Instagram INH Flat Race
Tipperary 05/08/22 Storm Steps Hcp 1m 4f 115yds 3 10-10 66 GAIN The Advantage Series (Ladies) H'cap
Roscommon 02/08/22 Idol (FR) NHF 2m 30yds 1 10-9 Brian Keenan On-Course INH Flat Race €6,600
Galway 31/07/22 Spread Boss Ted (GB) NHF 2m 2 11-9 Fr. Breen Memorial (P/A) INH Flat Race €3,400
Galway 28/07/22 Dalgan Park NHF 2m 2f 59yds 15 11-2 Guinness Time INH Flat Race
Galway 25/07/22 Farout Hcp 2m 179yds 7 10-8 83 Connacht Hotel (QR) H'cap
Galway 25/07/22 The Twelve Pins NHF 2m 130yds 2 10-9 Monami Construction INH FlatRace €3,400
Limerick 21/07/22 Elle Klassycco NHF 2m 2 10-11 Cube Printing Irish EBF (F) Flat Race €2,300
Curragh 16/07/22 Vischio Hcp 1m 4f 9 9-13 75 Kildare Village Ladies Derby H'cap
Killarney 14/07/22 Fruit Hill NHF 2m 1f 5 11-9 Kelly Brothers (Ladies P/Am) Flat Race €315
Cork 08/07/22 Unbridled Power NHF 2m 190yds 7 11-2 Way To Paris At Coolagown INH Flat Race
Roscommon 04/07/22 Ah Fuhgeddaboudit NHF 1m 7f 90yds 7 11-2 EBF (Mares)(Ladies Pro/Am) INH Flat Race
Bellewstown 02/07/22 Uncle Phil NHF 2m 188yds 2 11-9 Bar One Racing Getting Out INH Flat Race €2,300
Wexford 01/07/22 Cnoc Na Si NHF 2m 4f 150yds p.u. 11-6 Irish Injured Jockeys (M) INH Flat Race
Wexford 15/06/22 Chapel Street HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 1 10-5 86 Slaney River (Ladies) H'cap H'dle €6,600
Roscommon 14/06/22 Golden Gem NHF 2m 20yds 6 10-7 Castlecoote (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €220
Clonmel 10/06/22 Nano'shomeannelise NHF 2m 11 11-6 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race
Listowel 06/06/22 Old Bill Barley NHF 2m 4f 3 11-9 Dr. Louis O'Carroll (P-A) INH Flat Race €1,150
Kilbeggan 05/06/22 Uncle Phil NHF 2m 1 11-9 Kilbegganraces (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Tramore 04/06/22 Quel Reve NHF 2m 175yds 1 11-6 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race €6,600

*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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