On Saturday, July 11th 2020, jockey Barry Geraghty stunned the horse racing world when he announced his retirement from the sport. The Grand National winning rider took to twitter to make the announcement. He thanked his family, friends, and everyone who had supported him over the last 24 years. While it comes as a huge […]
It’s only one day until the Grand National 2019 and with any luck, there will be 40 runners lining up for the 5.15pm starting time. But, of course, 40 horses need 40 jockeys. They have all now been confirmed despite some changes to the line-up over the last couple of days. Lizzie Kelly will make […]
Fresh off the back of two Cheltenham Festival wins, jockey Lizzie Kelly is eyeing up the Grand National fences. The 25-year-old will be on board Tea For Two when the 2019 Grand National rolls around on April 6th. Tea For Two is owned and trained by her mother Jane Williams. And Kelly is relishing the […]
There is no denying the fact that Jockeys have an important role to play in the outcome of a race. Some might argue it is the horse that runs after all, the Jockey merely guides it. So what’s so great about his/her job? But a terrific horse with a poor jockey can’t win a race. […]
It may seem crazy to be talking about the jockey’s title so early in the jumps season, but that is precisely what many people are doing. For the first time in a very long time, it looks as though we may have a genuine title race between two jockeys for the jumps crown. Richard Johnson […]
It was the rather aptly named Lottery that claimed victory in the inaugural Aintree Grand National in 1839, a feat that jockeys and trainers alike have been trying to replicate since. Doing so has the power to define a jockey’s career and it is the grueling nature of the race that attracts the eyes of […]
It’s that time of year again when we get to see which jockeys will be partnered with which Grand National runners and now we have the full compliment of men and women who will do battle on April 14th. Two that won’t be making an appearance in 2018 are Ruby Walsh and Leighton Aspell who […]
Aintree Racecourse and Women in Racing (WiR), supported by Women in Sport, are delighted to welcome the return of the Grand Women’s Summit to the venue on Friday 8th April 2016, which is Ladies’ Day. The first event of its kind held in 2015 was hailed a huge success with more than 115 delegates attending […]
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