Legendary Wexford Rider JJ Codd Retires From Point-To-Point Racing

Wexford rider JJ Codd is a legend of the game..

Jamie Codd from Mayglass in Wexford has retired from point-to-points and no doubt, he will be a huge loss in the point-to-point racing scene:

“I’m retiring from point-to-points, but I’m continuing on the track. Well, as long as Gordon and Denise want me I will anyway. It’s been a brilliant journey. Point-to-points have given me my career and I’ve met a lot of great people,” he said, speaking to Racing Post.

“It’s been on my mind since Christmas and if Lingstown had been on in March I probably would have done it then as it’s my local track. I had a good book of rides here today and I wanted to go out on a winner for Denis so it worked out great. I work for Tattersalls as well so it was lovely to do it here.”

39-year-old Codd became only the second jockey to ride 900 point-to-point winners when winning on Pegase Amour at Loughanmore in 2018. Only one other rider, Derek O’Connor, has ridden more winners which is a testament to Codd’s status.

Codd closed the curtains on his point-to-point career on Sunday after riding his 972nd winner at Tattersalls on Sunday. 

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