Tag Archive for: Jockey

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori: The Man, the Myth, the Riding Legend

Unless you've been living under a rock, you will absolutely know who Frankie Dettori is. He is easily recognised as the world’s most famous jockey who has achieved unparalleled success in Flat Racing. Born on December 15, 1970, in Milan,…

Sam Twiston-Davies – Grand National Jockey

Known for being the son of Champion Trainer, Nigel Twiston-Davies, it would be easy to assume that Sam Twiston-Davies career has been slightly easier than most. Of course this is far from the truth as anybody who follows racing can tell you,…
Aldaniti & Bob Champion
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Bob Champion & Aldaniti – The Famous 1981 Grand National Winners

A Grand National legend, Bob Champion battled not only the Aintree course, but cancer, to go on and win the race with Aldaniti in 1981.

Ruby Walsh – Grand National Winning Jockey

Ruby Walsh was one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. He is the son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and brother to jockey Katie Walsh. He won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 years of age.…

Katie Walsh – Grand National Jockey

Katie Walsh is the daughter of the well-known amateur jump jockey, trainer and television pundit, Ted Walsh, as well as being a sister to top class jump jockey, Ruby Walsh. Hailing from a horse racing dynasty such as the Walsh's being a jockey…

Grand National Racing Silks – Will You Pick Your Favourite?

The racing colours (or ‘silks’) worn by jockeys in the Grand National represent the owners of the horse. They do not, as some people believe identify the jockey or horse itself. Nevertheless, taking a mental note of the silks worn by…

Richard Johnson

It used to be that AP McCoy was the greatest jockey to have never won the Aintree Grand National. But he put paid to that title in 2010 when he won on Don't Push It after 15 attempts. These days the honour goes to Richard Johnson, a fantastic…

Barry Geraghty

Irish jockey, Barry Geraghty, rode his first winner at Down Royal back in January 1997. And his career since then has been nothing short of remarkable. He has been crowned Champion Jockey on two occasions in Ireland, in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004. He…
jockey covered in mud at the end of a race.
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A.P. McCoy

Anthony Peter "A.P." McCoy MBE is widely regarded as the greatest National Hunt jockey ever. He rode his first winner, "Legal Steps", at Thurles on 26 March 1992 and he has never looked back. He has broken numerous records including a record…