The BHA introduced a Jockey Coaching and Mentoring Scheme in 2011. It is funded via deductions made from a Jockeys’ and Trainers accounts (5% of the Riding fee for 7lb and 5lb Apprentices and 10% for 3lb Apprentices; 3.75% of the riding fee for 7lb Conditionals and 7.5% for 5lb and 3lb Conditionals). The scheme is designed to further improve the skills of young Jockeys and to develop all round sports people.
The Jockey Coaches have all previously had very successful professional careers themselves. Their role includes one-to-one tuition, supervised course walks* and post-race analysis. Jockeys are coached in all aspects of their careers from technical support, motivation, confidence, fitness and communication skills. Jockeys receive coaching until they have ridden out their claim with the principal aim of ensuring each apprentice and conditional can reach their full potential.
Kevin Darley is the Jockey Coaching Development Manager. He is keen to receive feedback and comments from jockeys and can be contacted on the following number:
- Kevin Darley – 07974 172675
All Jockey Coaches are UKCC qualified in order to keep in line with mainstream sports and will provide the Jockeys with approximately two hour one-to one sessions twice a month.
JOCKEY MATTERS FILMS ON JOCKEY COACHING
Qualified Jockey Coaches
|Robert Bellamy||Mark Bradburne|
|Kevin Darley||Colin Brown|
|Luke Dace||Mick Fitzgerald|
|Nick Bentley||Russ Garrity|
|Kim Tinkler||Peter Scudamore|
|Richard Perham||Rodi Greene|
|John Reid||Brian Harding|
|Philip Robinson||Phil Kinsella|
|Michael Tebbutt||Carl Llewellyn|
|John Bramhill||Tim Reed|
|Michael Hills||Neil Pollard|
|Alex Greaves||Dominic Elsworth|
For more information on the BHA Jockey Coaching Program, please click here. Any Jockey wishing to be allocated a Jockey Coach should contact Polly Greco at BRS on 01638 675907.
Racing Excellence – Creating tomorrow’s champions today
Racing Excellence is a collection training race series that are supported by a Jockey Coach with the aim of developing up and coming Jockeys race-riding skills and professionalism.
Click here to go to the dedicated racing excellence website.
Click here to view the current standings.
Click here to view a list of Flat training races and coaches attending.
Click here to view a list of Jump training races and the coaches attending.