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 2022/20234911663€72,900€27,635€100,535
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
Tramore 06/12/22 The Bridge House NHF 2m 50yds 7 11-11 Garrarus Beach (Ladies PA) INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Whiskey Lullaby HcpCh 2m 5f 40yds 1 10-9 106 Fairyhouse Ladies H'cap S'chase €8,700
Navan 27/11/22 Shoe String NHF 2m 7 11-8 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed
Limerick 22/11/22 Gilt Ride NHF 2m 9 11-8 Irish EBF (Mares) (L P-A) INH Flat Race
Naas 12/11/22 Coole Cherry NHF 2m 2 11-8 ISF EBF (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €2,200
Wexford 30/10/22 Ballycashin NHF 2m 1 11-8 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(P-A)INH Flat Race €6,600
Tramore 13/10/22 Tina Meehan NHF 2m 1 11-4 Copper Coast (Ladies P-Am) INH Flat Race €6,000
Punchestown 11/10/22 Ballycashin NHF 2m 60yds 5 11-8 Irish Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race €330
Tipperary 03/10/22 Kilta NHF 2m 6 11-11 Season Finale INH Flat Race €200
Tipperary 02/10/22 Coole Cherry NHF 2m 2 11-2 Peppermill (Fillies) INH Flat Race €2,100
Listowel 23/09/22 Nano'shomeannelise NHF 2m 8 11-8 Shanahan Ir. EBF (M) (P-A) INH Flat Race
Navan 17/09/22 Swelltime HcpHdl 1m 7f 170yds 9 11-4 115 Navan Racecourse Ladies H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 02/09/22 Grivei (FR) NHF 2m 3f 5 11-11 (Pr-Am) INH Flat Race €300
Bellewstown 24/08/22 No Thanks (GB) Hcp 2m 1f 22yds 3 11-1 77 Panda Power (QR) H'cap €1,650
Bellewstown 23/08/22 Notnowned NHF 2m 91yds 1 11-11 Avison Young (Ladies) (Pro-Am) Flat Race €6,300
Killarney 20/08/22 Follow The Brave (FR) NHF 2m 100yds 3 11-11 Jim Ryan Race Services (P/A) Flat Race €1,150
Killarney 19/08/22 Nano'shomeannelise NHF 2m 1f 4 11-4 KWD Recycling INH Flat Race €525
Tramore 11/08/22 Kottayam Mdn 2m 1 10-11 Flynn Hotels (Ladies) M'dn €6,900
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Hermine (FR) NHF 2m 1 11-2 Kilbeggan On Instagram INH Flat Race €6,000
Tipperary 05/08/22 Storm Steps Hcp 1m 4f 115yds 3 10-10 66 GAIN The Advantage Series (Ladies) H'cap €1,500

*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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