W.J. Austin

County of origin: Tipperary

Date of licence: 1980

First winner: Blaze Gold (JK Kinane) Clonmel, February 5th, 1981

Significant horses (selected): Blazing Tempo, Conem, Safe Route, Mossey Joe, Blacklough, Emcon, Newmarket Story.

Assoc. jockeys: Jody McGarvey, Jack Kennedy, Patrick Corbett

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Based in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, Willie Austin is best known as the breeder of the legendary Danoli, a six-time Grade 1 winner and an iconic racehorse that will always be remembered as ‘The People’s Champion’. Having bought Danoli’s dam, Blaze Gold as a yearling, she was to be Willie’s first winner as a trainer in early 1981. Willie’s biggest career success as a trainer came when Blazing Tempo won the ITBA Fillies Scheme EBF Premier Bumper at the Punchestown festival in 2009. Ridden that day by leading amateur rider Patrick Mullins, she would later be sold to his father, champion trainer Willie Mullins for whom she would become a first Galway Plate winner in 2011. Willie has enjoyed memorable wins with Conem which landed two races at the Listowel Harvest festival in 2008 and he also saddled Four Chimneys to win twice at the Limerick Christmas festival the following year. Willie also bagged Graded wins with Conem, Mossey Joe and Blacklough and saddled a number of home-bred winners over the years including Tug of Peace, Barronstown Boy, Handfull Of Euros, Blazing Sonnet and Blazing West. Willie shared a number of his biggest winners with jockey Andrew Leigh. He had an unforgettable win at Lingfield Park in 2009 with Newmarket Story winning at 100/1, his only ever runner in England.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/201620000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2021/202220000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2020/20216151076€33,600€35,010€68,610
National Hunt 2019/2020306222€39,600€9,625€49,225
National Hunt 2018/2019404533€30,625€17,288€47,913
National Hunt 2017/2018512363€15,313€21,088€36,400
National Hunt 2016/2017524806€49,688€40,225€89,913
National Hunt 2015/2016476442€48,013€24,983€72,995
National Hunt 2014/2015505326€39,550€9,740€49,290
National Hunt 2013/2014605423€45,700€27,135€72,835
National Hunt 2012/2013303321€15,750€8,890€24,640
National Hunt 2011/2012823753€21,000€23,665€44,665
National Hunt 2010/2011765336€53,335€19,868€73,203
National Hunt 2009/2010564435€39,000€21,875€60,875
National Hunt 2008/2009627251€147,710€22,200€169,910
National Hunt 2007/2008423144€21,350€15,625€36,975
National Hunt 2006/2007393332€21,350€9,630€30,980
National Hunt 2005/2006534516€31,500€18,545€50,045
National Hunt 2004/2005173321€30,650€10,880€41,530
National Hunt 2003/2004302332€18,900€11,980€30,880
National Hunt 2002/2003201130€8,400€7,890€16,290
National Hunt 2001/2002331324€7,111€15,838€22,949
National Hunt 2000/2001200102€0€2,143€2,143
Flat 201620000€0€0€0
Flat 201230000€0€0€0
Flat 2011142022€10,500€2,210€12,710
Flat 201040031€0€2,070€2,070
Flat 200940000€0€0€0
Flat 200810000€0€0€0
Flat 200740000€0€0€0
Flat 200682000€11,200€0€11,200
Flat 200580020€0€1,440€1,440
Flat 200483100€20,300€1,530€21,830

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Ballinrobe 04/05/21 All The Chimneys J.P. O'Sullivan HcpCh 2m 3f 110yds p.u. 10-13 117 Supermac's H'cap S'chase
Ballinrobe 04/05/21 Crack On Corrie D.J. Hand HcpHdl 2m 5f 61yds p.u. 11-9 90 Wish You Were Here Opportunity Hcap Hdle (Div 1)
Cork 04/04/21 Beating The Odds E. Mahon HcpHdl 3m 80yds 4 11-0 109 Munster Waste Management H'cap H'dle €550
Clonmel 01/04/21 Crack On Corrie T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 3f 202yds 8 9-8 88 Suir Blueway (Mares) H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 01/04/21 Highest Benefit T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 6f 144yds 9 10-12 95 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase
Cork 25/03/21 Brindabella R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-3 83 Fermoy H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 21/03/21 Crack On Corrie S.D. Torrens HcpCh 2m 3f 55yds 3 10-8 87 WKD H'cap Schase €1,000
Thurles 20/03/21 Beating The Odds E. Mahon HcpHdl 2m 7f 198yds 1 11-1 102 Leugh H'cap H'dle €6,600
Gowran-Park 12/03/21 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 2f 8 9-7 113 Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Thurles 11/03/21 Krickett T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 42yds 14 11-2 88 Killinan H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 09/03/21 Crack On Corrie S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 2m 2f 183yds 3 10-9 88 Kilmolash H'cap H'dle €1,000
Navan 06/03/21 Beating The Odds J.J. Slevin HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-10 102 Athboy H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 04/03/21 Highest Benefit T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 98 Fethard H'cap S'chase
Gowran-Park 02/03/21 The Chapel Field K.C. Sexton HcpCh 2m 2 11-5 111 BoyleSports Careys Cottage Nov H'cp S'ch €2,200
Punchestown 01/03/21 Boss Girl D.J. Hand HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-2 90 Punchestown H'cap H'dle
Thurles 15/02/21 Beating The Odds T. Ryan BegCh 2m 89yds 8 11-9 Templemore Beginners S'chase
Thurles 15/02/21 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 89yds 2 11-4 108 Racing Again February 25th H'cap S'chase €2,200
Clonmel 19/01/21 All The Chimneys J.P. O'Sullivan HcpHdl 2m 3f 50yds p.u. 11-0 95 Tipperary H'cap H'dle
Thurles 20/12/20 All The Chimneys T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 2f 4 11-1 116 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase €850
Naas 14/12/20 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 4 11-8 108 Naas Nursery Of Champions H'cap S'chase €550

*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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