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

Did you know:

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 2019/2020152101€12,000€3,725€15,725
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
Cork 08/12/19 Beating The Odds T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 6 11-5 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/12/19 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-13 96 Kerrymaid Novice H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 05/12/19 Crack On Corrie T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 3f 39yds 2 10-12 81 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €2,500
Thurles 28/11/19 Red Lemonade T. Ryan MdnHdl 1m 7f 171yds 5 10-12 Holycross M'dn H'dle €330
Gowran-Park 23/11/19 All The Chimneys T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 4 11-0 111 Join Gowran Park Racing Club H'cap S'ch €625
Thurles 21/11/19 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 1 10-11 82 Holycross H'cap H'dle €6,000
Fairyhouse 19/11/19 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 1 10-6 82 Book Your Easter Tickets H'cap H'dle €6,000
Naas 09/11/19 Red Lemonade M.P. Burke MdnHdl 2m 3f 7 10-12 Cavan Developments Supp St Marys Mdn Hdl
Naas 09/11/19 Beating The Odds K.C. Sexton MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-12 Cavan Developments Supp St Marys Mdn Hdl €270
Clonmel 31/10/19 Red Lemonade T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 3f 152yds 8 10-6 Cahir (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 31/10/19 Beating The Odds T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 140yds 7 11-5 Cashel M'dn H'dle
Galway 08/10/19 All The Chimneys D.J. Mullins HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 9 10-6 112 Guinness H'cap S'chase
Navan 28/09/19 All The Chimneys D.J. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 16 10-12 104 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 27/08/19 All The Chimneys D.J. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 2f 84yds p.u. 10-7 104 KPMG H'cap H'dle
Wexford 22/05/19 Euro So Brave T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-6 92 Rosslare (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Wexford 27/04/19 Highest Benefit D.J. Mullins HcpCh 3m 1f p.u. 10-8 84 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 07/04/19 Crack On Corrie A. Ring HcpHdl 2m 4f 23 9-12 83 Huntington's Disease Assoc.(M)H'cap Hdle
Fairyhouse 07/04/19 Brindabella T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 4f 16 9-11 88 Huntington's Disease Assoc.(M)H'cap Hdle
Wexford 05/04/19 The Chapel Field D.E. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 10 11-2 85 Slaney Estuary H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 26/03/19 Euro So Brave T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 2f 119yds 2 11-0 90 Vee H'cap H'dle €2,000

*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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