I had a fantastic day at Newmarket yesterday, riding for the boss. I feel very privileged and so grateful to be receiving such amazing opportunities from the stable and the wonderful owners.

Had a much more relaxing day today, chilling out with Belle, taking her for a paddle then sharing an ice cream.

Just preparing for a busy week ahead, Scotland tomorrow then back to Beverley for a couple of rides on Tuesday. I am ready for a return to the winners enclosure!

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Very long and busy day today, I was up at 5AM and travelled to Wolverhampton racecourse to take part in the barrier trials.

I was back in Malton in time for evening stables, then cooked what must be the worlds healthiest meal!

Need to keep my strength up before teaming up again with Sheepscar Lad at Beverley tomorrow, a ride I am really looking forward to.


Had great fun at the Malton Open Day today, taking part in the jockeys showjumping competition. Borrowed the silks of one of my favourites Allux Boy to compete in.

A big Thank You to Emma Dwan, allowing me to borrow Jack for the day. He was brilliant!

Back to the flat tomorrow, looking forward to riding at Thirsk.

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Had a varied day on Sunday.

Put in some showjumping practice before the jockey’s competition at Malton Open Day next weekend, and then enjoyed a good ride on board Hovingham at York in the afternoon. I am very grateful to the owners for these opportunities.

A few rides coming up this week, looking forward to getting back in that winners enclosure soon!


Start your engines….

Had a great night out with the team racing Go Karts. The racing was a bit rough, with plenty of penalties handed out. There would have been a few stewards enquiries and suspensions handed out if that was repeated on the racecourse!

Thankfully we all came out unscathed and will be ready for work in the morning. Time for a run with Belle now, really looking forward to a busy and hopefully successful weekend.


It has been a pretty quiet week for rides, so I have been keeping fit in the gym and doing lots of riding out.

Went to visit my Queen, Our Little Pony, together with Belle obviously. They are very fond of each other. Then it was time for brunch, unfortunately horses were not allowed in but Belle has her own chair!

Looking forward to a busy few days, with hopefully some good rides over the weekend at Musselburgh, Thirsk and York.


Friendly Rivalry

At Beverley, Sheepscar Lad and Bashiba catching up at the start before taking part in the 5f sprint.

You can see Sheepscar Lad looking over his shoulder, keeping a watchful eye on Bashiba and Izzy!

He ran his usual good race and finished 3rd. I can’t complain, making the frame on both rides today, but I look forward to getting back into the winners enclosure!


So far so good.

The penny seems to have dropped for Violette Szabo on her 3rd start at Beverley today. She flew up the hill to finish 3rd at very generous odds.

She fluffed the start on both of her first two outings and had not beaten another horse, but we saw a different horse today who did her wonderful owners proud.


Wash Out

Tenax ran another good race and we were placed again.

Better than my Scotland experience today. All the way to Hamilton, the ground turned very heavy before the first which didn’t suit my first ride, and my second ride never even came out of the stalls!

A jockey’s life is full of ups and downs, so here is hoping it is an up tomorrow when it is back to Beverley for Beverley Bullet Day to ride a couple including Sheepscar Lad and Violette Szabo.


Back on board Tenax today and looking forward to riding him at Carlisle this afternoon. We have raced together a few times this season, and had a win and plenty of placed efforts, so hoping for another good run.

Then it’s north of the border tomorrow, up to Hamilton in an attempt to complete a hat trick with Singe Anglais, following our wins at Beverley and Ripon.


Let There Be Lyte

Great to be back at Beverley, and back into the winners enclosure again on board Northern Lyte.

She has shown many times before that she enjoys it at Beverley, and we were winning there together for the second time this season.

It is fantastic to end the week on a high note, and I am really looking forward to a few rides in the week ahead, starting tomorrow at Ripon.


Back On The Road

It was a privilege to be at York yesterday to see Enable win the Yorkshire Oaks, and to ride my own Queen on the Knavesmire.

I am really looking forward to the weekend, starting with a ride at York today, Newmarket tomorrow daytime, up to Redcar tomorrow evening, then back to Beverley for the Sunday meeting. Its great to be busy!

Will need plenty of snacks for Belle. She is as excited as me about our journey ahead!


Queen Of The Turf

It has been a quiet week on the track, but great to back at York today, and to see the Queen Of The Turf.

I am of course referring to the one and only Our Little Pony.

It will also be amazing to witness Enable as she takes on Magical in the Yorkshire Oaks, her last appearance in this country, where she attempts to win her 10th Group 1 race!


Celebration Time

Still on cloud 9 after winning on the amazing Our Little Pony, so I stayed behind for a bit of a celebration and watched Scouting For Girls.

Didn’t stay too long as it was way past Belle’s bedtime, and I don’t think she was a huge fan.

I don’t have a ride at Newmarket on Saturday now, the soft ground means Tenax will be saved for another day, but will still be a very busy weekend with plenty of horses to ride out and muck out!


Cracking Lass

Can’t believe I have won again on Our Little Pony!

This is the 4th win we have shared together, and it has to be one of her most impressive so far, winning by an easy 3 lengths at Thirsk this evening

Her mum was named Cracking Lass, and she is certainly living up to that. What a fantastic horse, and what a great start to the weekend!

A big thank you to the owners for letting me ride, I am so grateful.