Jody Townend hails from a family steeped within racing, as her older brother Paul is a former Champion National Hunt Jockey. It was a horse, King Willie, trained by her father Tim, that provided her with her initial winner between the flags, when the pair came home in front at Grennan in November 2015. Townend, who has also guided former Champion Pointer Ourmanmassini to success in a round of the ITM Series, recorded her first winner under rules aboard another horse trained by her father, Port Rashid, in a Tramore maiden hurdle in April 2018, with her biggest success to date coming aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Great White Shark at the 2019 Galway Races Festival shortly after her return from a lay-off forced by a T12 vertabrae injury.
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The 21-year-old was sidelined for the entire point-to-point season following complications after a T12 vertabrae fracture
It proved to be a day to remember British rider Emma Smith-Chaston who on just her first ride in a point-to-point on this side of the Irish Sea.
Donnchadh Doyle, who sent out no less than seven winners over three meetings on Sunday
Champion point-to-pointer Ourmanmassini returned to the winners enclosure as part of a Peter Flood double.