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’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