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 “I still love racing and I get as massive a thrill and buzz from riding a winner at Hexham on a Monday as winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup. There is no feeling like riding a winner, I love it and I’m fortunate. There’s a certain amount of expectation now and I just want to keep on riding those winners. It is very competitive and I think jump racing is in very good shape at the moment. It is not going to be easy to defend, but now that I have won it for the past three seasons I don’t want to lose it. I feel very honoured and privileged.”
Richard Johnson, 2017/18 Champion Jump Jockey

 

Jim Crowley Champ“It was my target and I’m delighted to get there. I’m very proud to win for a second time, I’ve worked very hard, and it is great. It’s been a long season and it’s nice to win at the end of it. The effort put in during the early part of the season has paid off. I’m just happy to have had the lead I had all the way through thanks to the support from trainers.”
Silvestre De Sousa, 2017 Champion Flat Jockey

 

 

David Egan and Dale Gibson“It’s been a great year, I couldn’t be happier. Two weeks ago I had a clear lead but it has been a good battle with Kieran who has been a tough rival. My dad’s been such a big influence, were it not for him I wouldn’t be in the position I am and it is great for him and my grandfather, who has come over from Ireland specially to be here. I will be going to New York for the winter to work for Wesley Ward.”
David Egan, 2017 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