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 2020/2021494955€27,000€30,260€57,260
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
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
Thurles 15/02/21 Beating The Odds T. Ryan BegCh 2m 89yds 8 11-9 Templemore Beginners S'chase
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 Boss Girl T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 3f 10 11-2 92 Support Local This Christmas M'dn H'dle
Naas 14/12/20 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 4 11-8 108 Naas Nursery Of Champions H'cap S'chase €550
Punchestown 11/12/20 Red Lemonade T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 9-13 96 Gift A Punchestown Voucher H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 11/12/20 Highest Benefit T. Ryan HcpCh 3m 1f 150yds 8 9-10 100 Visit IrishRacingYearbook.com Hcp Schase
Tramore 10/12/20 Beating The Odds T. Ryan BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 5 11-9 Councillors Strand Beginners S'chase €330
Tramore 10/12/20 Crack On Corrie T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 2 10-13 85 Lady’s Cove H'cap S'chase €1,800
Clonmel 03/12/20 Crack On Corrie D.J. Hand HcpHdl 2m 3f 5yds 1 11-4 81 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €6,900
Limerick 01/12/20 Beating The Odds T. Ryan NovHdl 2m 3f 2 10-12 101 LimerickRaces.ie Rated Novice H'dle €2,200
Limerick 01/12/20 Boss Girl T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 5f 6 10-8 92 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle €260
Thurles 26/11/20 All The Chimneys T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 2f 1 11-4 108 ThurlesRaces.ie H'cap S'chase €6,600
Cork 22/11/20 Krickett T. Ryan HcpHdl 2m 3 10-6 88 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €1,350
Naas 21/11/20 The Chapel Field T. Ryan HcpCh 2m 4f 7 11-2 109 Rathbarry & Glenview Novice H'cap Schase
Gowran-Park 20/11/20 Red Lemonade T. Ryan BegCh 2m 4f 5 11-2 GowranPark.ie Beginners S'chase €375
Limerick 17/11/20 Boss Girl T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 5 10-11 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €375
Fairyhouse 10/11/20 Beating The Odds E. Mahon HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 1 11-1 96 John Thomas McNamara Series (QR) Hcp Hdl €6,900
Thurles 05/11/20 The Chapel Field T. Ryan BegCh 2m 2f 1 11-9 105 Thurles Beginners S'chase €6,600

*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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