Irish trainer Codd dies, aged 43

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GENERAL -

Lead­ing Irish point-to-point trainer Wil­lie Codd died on Wednesday evening, aged 43, the Irish Turf Club has con­firmed.

Wex­ford-based Codd, the brother of cham­pion ama­teur rider Jamie, was also a well­re­spected jockey and part­nered What Odds to vic­tory in the Cham­pion Hunter Chase at the 2003 Punchestown Fes­ti­val.

Codd was renowned for pro­duc­ing many promis­ing young­sters in the point-to­point fields, with the likes of Tran­quil Sea, Alisier D’ir­lande, Tell Us More, and Stel­lar No­tion pass­ing through his hands.

Tellthem­nut­tin was Codd’s most re­cent flag-bearer un­der rules and won three races last year.

Codd will re­pose at his par­ents’ home in County Wex­ford. His fu­neral mass will take place at noon to­mor­row at St Fin­tan’s Church, May­glass.

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