Jockeys

Glorious Goodwood 2020: Khadijah Mellah relives her historic Magnolia Cup win

A year on from making history by becoming the first British Muslim woman to ride in and win a horserace in the UK, Great British Racing has caught up with Khadijah Mellah to relive that momentous day and her hear her hopes that more people from diverse backgrounds will get involved in horseracing. This Saturday, …

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Lizzie Kelly: Record-breaking Jump Jockey Announces Her Retirement

Record-breaking Jump jockey, Lizzie Kelly has announced her retirement from horseracing after a phenomenal 11 years in the saddle, following the news that she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. Kelly, made her mark on sporting history when she became the first woman to win a Grade 1 race (the …

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Derby Festival 2020: Five First Time Derby Jockeys

Five jockeys will enjoy the thrill of riding in the Investec Derby for the first time on Saturday 4th July. Harry Bentley (Max Vega), Ben Curtis (Highland Chief), David Egan (Gold Maze), Martin Harley (Worthily) and Tom Marquand (Khalifa Sat) will be hoping to emulate jockeys such as Mickael Barzalona and Padraig Beggy, who won …

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Harry Skelton Donates Jockey of the Month Prize Money

Jockey Harry Skelton has been named Jockey of the Month for March after his Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase success with Politologue at the Cheltenham Festival ™ presented by Magners. The 30-year-old received 38% of the vote, just ahead of second-placed Barry Geraghty (37%) and Paul Townend (25%), who came third in the contest. All three jockeys, in …

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Cheltenham Festival 2020: Katie Walsh takes Nick Luck behind the scenes

As The Cheltenham Festival 2020 reaches peak preparation, former top jockey Katie Walsh takes racing presenter Nick Luck on a tour behind the scenes at the racecourse. This article contains third-party links. Organised by Betway, the tour takes in areas of the racecourse that are closed to the public, including the Weighing Room, Jockeys’ Changing …

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Kieran Schofield wins back to back Future Stars Apprentice Series

The Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery has been won for the second year in a row by Kieran Schofield. The jockey who was apprentice to Brian Ellison at the beginning of the season, but since turning 26 in October is now a claiming professional, took an early …

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