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 2021/202260000€0€300€300
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
Limerick 22/07/21 Princess Sophia P.W. Mullins NHF 2m 3 11-7 Irish Stall Farms EBF (F) INH Flat Race €1,100
Tipperary 18/07/21 Ballydunblaze P.T. Enright BegCh 2m 3f p.u. 11-7 92 Racing Again August 6th Beginners Schase
Tipperary 18/07/21 Baile Mhuirne T.N. Brett BegCh 2m 3f p.u. 11-7 Racing Again August 6th Beginners Schase
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Young Leya T.N. Brett MdnHdl 2m 9 10-6 Coola M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 16/07/21 Bridge Vale D.P. Holden MdnHdl 2m 13 10-6 Coola M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Tramore 04/07/21 Boy Called Sue D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 2m 4 11-2 Good Enuf To Eat M'dn H'dle €500
Wexford 02/07/21 Baile Mhuirne MdnHdl 2m 4f 150yds 9 12-0 visitwexford.ie M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 13/06/21 Rigmarole T.N. Brett NHF 2m 1f 65yds 6 11-4 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race €220
Clonmel 11/06/21 Baile Mhuirne T.N. Brett MdnHdl 2m 54yds 9 11-10 Marlfield Opportunity M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Tramore 05/06/21 Iron Woman T. Hamilton NHF 2m 175yds 9 11-11 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 29/05/21 Boy Called Sue T.N. Brett MdnHdl 2m 100yds 7 10-8 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl (Div 2)
Limerick 27/05/21 Baile Mhuirne T.N. Brett MdnHdl 2m 9 11-3 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 25/05/21 Julies Stowaway D.E. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 6f 1 11-10 127 McHale Mayo H'cap H'dle €15,000
Downpatrick 21/05/21 Full Of Light T. Hamilton NHF 2m 1f 65yds 1 12-2 Molson Coors I.N.H. Flat Race €6,000
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Baile Mhuirne T.N. Brett MdnHdl 2m 3f 61yds 11 10-13 Irish Farmers Journal M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Clonmel 13/05/21 Iron Woman B. O'Neill NHF 2m 148yds 5 11-11 Next Meeting June 11th (M) INH Flat Race €300
Clonmel 13/05/21 Julies Stowaway D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 2m 3f 189yds 1 12-0 124 Clonacody (C&G) M'dn H'dle €6,000
Tipperary 06/05/21 Abunchofmemories D.E. Mullins MdnHdl 2m 12 11-1 Hotel Minella (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 01/05/21 Wellington Hill T.N. Brett NHF 2m 9 11-9 The Buggyman (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Punchestown 27/04/21 Springwell Bay (GB) D. O'Connor NHF 2m 100yds 2 11-6 Goffs Land Rover Bumper €20,000

*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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