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 2021/20226015533€98,400€20,850€119,250
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
Clonmel 06/01/22 We'llhavewan HcpHdl 2m 164yds p.u. 11-3 87 Lisronagh H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/01/22 Klarc Kent (FR) NHF 2m 3 11-11 Jump Into January (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €1,000
Punchestown 31/12/21 Carrigmoorna Queen NHF 2m 2f 2 11-6 ISF EBF (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €2,200
Leopardstown 29/12/21 Flemencello NHF 2m 5 11-4 Plusvital INH Flat Race €390
Limerick 28/12/21 Data Breach (GB) NHF 2m 2f 8 11-11 Doherty Woodshavings INH Flat Race
Limerick 26/12/21 Cnoc Na Si NHF 2m 2 11-6 Woodlands House House (M) INH Flat Race €2,000
Thurles 19/12/21 Eabha Grace NHF 2m 6yds 1 11-6 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race (Div 2) €6,600
Naas 16/12/21 We'llhavewan MdnHdl 2m 2f 187yds 12 11-9 Happy Christmas From Naas M'dn H'dle
Tramore 09/12/21 Viva Devito NHF 2m 50yds 1 11-11 Garrarus Beach (Ladies PA) INH Flat Race €6,000
Clonmel 02/12/21 Golden Bidar MdnHdl 2m 3f 14yds 4 10-8 (QR) M'dn H'dle €500
Fairyhouse 27/11/21 My Manekineko (GB) HcpCh 2m 5f 7 10-8 112 Fairyhouse Ladies H'cap S'chase
Navan 21/11/21 Nos Na Gaoithe NHF 2m 5 11-8 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed €975
Limerick 16/11/21 Mi Lighthouse NHF 2m 4 11-4 Irish EBF (Mares) (L P-A) INH Flat Race €550
Laytown 01/11/21 Zahee Hcp 7f 8 11-7 67 O'Neills Sports (QR) H'cap
Cork 17/10/21 Larasgetaway NHF 2m 3f 9 11-3 BetVictor (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
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

*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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