If you see yourself as budding Flat or Jump Jockey, further information on Jockey courses and the experience required to become a Jockey are provided by the British Racing School and the Northern Racing College, who are the two main providers of Jockey Training in the industry.  Their respective websites also detail useful and helpful information on a career as a Jockey, which you can visit by clicking on the logos below:

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 Horseracing’s current champions of the saddle reflect on life as a Jockey

Richard Johnson with Champion Jockey trophy  Pic Dan Abraham - focusonracing.com  Sandown 28.4.18 “My main ambition was to try to retain the championship, so we’ve managed to do that and it’s fantastic. I’ve had my second biggest number of winners in a season, so I’m delighted and it’s a massive thanks to everyone who’s supported me and helped me get there. I’m loving what I do, and lucky to have great support from lots of people. There are lots of young lads riding well and riding lots of winners, so I’ve got to concentrate on each day and riding as many winners as anybody else. This is what I’ve only ever wanted to do, so to do it, and enjoy it, is fantastic.”
Richard Johnson, 2018/19 Champion Jump Jockey


Jim Crowley Champ“It’s hard and you need a lot of support. I had great support from my agent – she’s worked very hard this year. If I’m back and here next year I’m more focused for the big races – trying to be more at the big meetings, that’s my dream. That will be the focus – working something out that will take me to the big places.”
Silvestre De Sousa, 2018 Champion Flat Jockey



Jason Watson“I want to be champion jockey next year. We’ve achieved a lot this year and the only way is up. I’ve got to try to improve and I think the next step is to become champion jockey, or at least challenge for it. It’s definitely achievable. It’s been done before – AP McCoy did it – so you can’t say it’s not possible. There’s always more improvement to come in your riding, I’m going to be looking to do that this winter going into next year.”
Jason Watson, 2018 Champion Apprentice Jockey



James Bowen Champ“I’m extremely overwhelmed. Winning the Welsh Grand National was an unbelievable feeling, but to win Stobart Conditional Jump Jockey tops off what has been a great year for me. I would have been point-to-pointing this time last year. It’s been a great experience and I’ve really enjoyed it. Mr Henderson has been very good to me, and the same with my parents. I’m not making any targets, I’ve just got to keep my head down and keep riding winners.”
James Bowen, 2017/18 Champion Conditional Jockey