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 2022/202390110€0€3,700€3,700
National Hunt 2021/2022331143€6,000€10,040€16,040
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
Tramore 01/01/23 Beating The Odds S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds p.u. 11-10 98 Tom Carroll Memorial H'cap S'chase
Limerick 29/12/22 Red Lemonade J.B. Foley HcpHdl 2m 3f p.u. 11-0 88 Party Time H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 19/12/22 Beating The Odds S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 170yds 3 10-3 98 See You For Free On NYE H'cap S'chase €1,500
Thurles 24/11/22 Beating The Odds S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 6f 2 10-9 97 Racing Again Next Thursday H'cap S'chase €2,200
Wexford 30/10/22 Boss Girl C.M. Quirke BegCh 2m 4f 11 10-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase
Limerick 23/10/22 Fidanka T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 16 10-13 www.angloprinters.ie M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Galway 04/10/22 The Chapel Field D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 3f 19yds 9 11-11 92 The Galway H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 03/10/22 Fidanka T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 13 10-7 Follow Tipperary On Facebook (M) Mdn Hdl
Galway 05/09/22 The Chapel Field K.C. Sexton HcpHdl 2m 130yds 12 11-0 94 angloprinters.ie H'cap H'dle
Limerick 07/04/22 Crack On Corrie D.J. Hand HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-2 90 Newcastlewest H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Gowran-Park 12/03/22 Crack On Corrie M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 3f 170yds 13 10-6 93 Xenon H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 26/02/22 Boss Girl D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 7f 70yds 8 10-11 92 Easter Festival 16-18 April H'cap Hdle
Thurles 24/02/22 Missy Ferguson M.M. McDonagh MdnHdl 2m 7f 138yds 7 10-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 23/02/22 Crack On Corrie M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 4 11-6 94 Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Hcap Hdle (Div 1) €525
Clonmel 17/02/22 The Chapel Field E. Mahon HcpHdl 2m 2f 193yds 10 11-5 95 Kilmolash (QR) H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 17/02/22 Highest Benefit J.B. Foley HcpCh 2m 4f p.u. 10-3 82 Caherclough H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 13/02/22 Boss Girl D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 7f 115yds 2 10-0 84 David Trundley Artist H'cap H'dle €2,200
Thurles 23/01/22 The Chapel Field J.B. Foley HcpCh 2m 5f 144yds 7 10-4 113 BetVictor H'cap S'chase
Navan 22/01/22 Beating The Odds J.B. Foley HcpCh 3m 10 11-6 99 Gormanlough H'cap S'chase
Tramore 01/01/22 Highest Benefit HcpCh 2m 6f p.u. 10-6 86 Tom Carroll Memorial H'cap S'chase

*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).