WIL­LIE CODD

Horse & Hound - - News Insider -

THE lead­ing Ir­ish point-to-point trainer died on 31 Jan­uary aged 43.

Mr Codd had much suc­cess as a jockey and a trainer, and also had a pas­sion for event­ing.

He rode 58 win­ners be­tween 1992 and 2005, in­clud­ing the Cham­pion Hunter Chase at the 2003 Punchestown Fes­ti­val aboard What Odds.

As a trainer, he was re­spon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing nu­mer­ous young horses, in­clud­ing Tran­quil Sea, who went on to win 13 races un­der Rules in­clud­ing the Grade One John Durkan Me­morial Chase at Punchestown in 2010.

He sad­dled his last win­ner, Bold Sky, in a mares’ maiden at Ti­na­hely on 14 Jan­uary.

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