THE AMATEUR JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

William Easterby represents GB in inaugural year of The Gentlemen’s League

24-03-2017

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With the decline of jump racing in many parts of Europe in recent years (and also sadly now non-existent within Fegentri), the AJA welcome the founding of “The Gentlemen’s League”, a European Jump Championship for gentlemen riders, conceived by France’s Gonzague Cottreau and Maxim Denuault together with Ireland’s Patrick Mullins and GB’s Freddy Tett.

Yesterday saw the first race of their inaugural year held in Cork with this year’s representatives enjoying their first encounter: Pierre Dubourg for France, Dean Sinnott for Ireland and William Easterby for Great Britain.  Unfortunately William’s weight cloth slipped off which automatically disqualified him from the race, with Dean finishing 2nd and Pierre down the field.  However, a good time was had by all!   The next race in their calendar will be held at Le Lion d’Angers on 25th May over their incredible cross country course.  Good luck all!

To follow the boys’ progress throughout the year you can visit their website here: http://thegentlemensleague.wixsite.com/accueil/copie-de-l-association

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