THE AMATEUR JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Category: Jockey News

CHANNEL 4 ADVENTURE SERIES IS LOOKING FOR SUCCESSFUL & SPORTY WOMEN

13-12-2007

If you are a member of the AJA and a lady jockey, then we know already that you are ambitious and sporty!  But are you also an expert in another field and work as a professional outside racing?  And are you aged between 18 and 35, desperate to take up a new challenge?

C4 are looking for high-achieving and successful women who have also excelled in the sporting world for a new documentary. In each episode they will be sending a group of women to a different location in the world to take on a task that – up until now – only men have performed.

It’s an opportunity to prove that you can do anything that men can do, but also to see what you can learn about working in a completely different environment.  We want to find adventurous women who are up for a truly rewarding physical & emotional challenge: to prove that they can succeed in a ‘male only’ world.

 

If you are interested – and available for two weeks in January/February 2008 – please get in touch immediately!

Call Sarah Oliver on 01886 884488

AMATEUR JOCKEY WANTED IN THE USA!!!

06-12-2007

An amateur jockey is wanted to ride Perry Bolton’s five timber horses during the Spring 2008 timber season in the USA having hunted well over there this winter.  Possibilities will also exist for other rides over hurdles.  You will be attached to the yard of Maryland trainer Tom Voss.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to really enjoy.  For further information and/or to apply, please telephone MARCUS ARMYTAGE on 07770-381378.

ROLL OF HONOUR FOR AWARDS AT CHELTENHAM CHRISTMAS CRAIC 15TH DECEMBER

06-12-2007

HAVE YOU SECURED YOUR TICKETS YET FOR THE KNEES UP

THE NIGHT AFTER THE BREEZE UPS AT CHELTENHAM?

ticket hotline 01886 884488

ROLL OF HONOUR 2007

 

champion

runner-up

all-weather championship 2006-2007

CHAMPION AMATEUR RIDER

Simon Pearce

Simon Walker

NATIONAL HUNT CHAMPIONSHIP 2006-2007

LADY CHAMPION

AMATEUR RIDER

Rose Davidson

Rachael Green

Jenny Riding

FLAT TURF

CHAMPIONSHIP 2007

GENTLEMAN CHAMPION AMATEUR RIDER

Simon Walker

Scott Dobson

LADY CHAMPION

AMATEUR RIDER

Lorraine Ellison

Faye Bramley

WEATHERBYS PRIZE

(most memorable ride) 2007

NH:

Jamie Snowden

6th January 2007 KERSTINO TWO Sandown

defeating McCoy

FLAT:

Carol Bartley

28th July 2007

MIDDLEMARCH

Ascot

PRESIDENT’S PRIZE 2007

J T McNamara

Partnership with SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

TICKETS SELLING FAST FOR CHAMPIONS CHRISTMAS CRAIC!

28-11-2007

Make sure you are not disappointed by booking your tickets NOW (they are selling fast!) for our annual Champions Christmas Craic to be held on Saturday 15th December in the Gold Cup Suite at Cheltenham Racecourse!  TICKET HOTLINES: 01886 884488 OR 01933 304778

The Amateur Jockeys Association of Great Britain

request the pleasure of your company at their

champions christmas craic

Saturday 15th December 2007

GOLD CUP SUITE

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE

Amateur Champions Awards

Grand Auction

RSVP:

Sarah Oliver

Crews Hill House

Alfrick

Worcester WR6 5HF

Sph.oliver@btinternet.com

Tel: 01886 884488 or

Weatherbys on 01933 304778

   

 

 



Tickets @ £35

Cheques payable to AJA

Black Tie

Reception 7.30 pm

Dinner 8.15 pm

Bar until 1.30 am

Carriages at 2.00 am

LORRAINE ELLISON LADY FLAT AMATEUR CHAMPION 2008

31-10-2007

With the championship already in the bag, it was in Lorraine’s absence this Halloween at Nottingham that the runner-up slot was fought out. With Carol Bartley, Amy Ryan and Jacqui Kidd all on equal points in 2nd place before the race, the final of the Sawfish Software Series saw Faye Bramley ride the winner which immediately allowed her to overtake her rivals and shot her into the runner-up slot for the championship.

This concluding ladies flat race for the season was also Steve Hull’s Sawfish Software Series finale, with two lady riders on equal points in the lead – Faye Bramley and Serena Brotherton – and thanks to the generosity of the sponsor, both ladies went home with a magnificent Harriet Glen bronze apiece. Many thanks indeed to Steve Hull for his generosity. This mini-series, in its inaugural year, has been extremely popular with maximum fields and the highlight for Mr Hull must have been the second race in the series at Redcar when he and Serena Brotherton (who co-owns Gala Sunday) enjoyed victory.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors for so much fun for the ladies this summer and to all the owners and trainers who have supported them.

WELL REHEARSED FOR VICKY CARTMEL AT NEWBURY AT SHE SECURES BATHWICK PRIZE!

30-10-2007

Its been an exciting few days for our lady riders with the finale of the Bathwick Series being hosted by Newbury Racecourse on Saturday which was dramatically won by a short head by Vicky Cartmel on Hughie Morrison’s Rehearsed.  This also secured Vicky the series title by the shortest of short heads as had she finished second, the series win would have been shared with Alex Bevan.  Vicky wins a holiday at a destination of her choice anywhere in the world thanks to Bathwick Tyres, and we are extremely grateful to them for their loyal support of this exciting and developing ladies series, which is extending to 8 races for 2008 with an extra race scheduled at Salisbury.

The final ladies race of the season takes place on Halloween at Nottingham, this also being the finale of the Sawfish Software mini-series kindly sponsored by Steve Hull.  Jacquie Kidd currently leads the Software tables but she is without a ride in the finale and the mini series looks likely to go to either Serena Brotherton, Alyson Deniel or Faye Bramley.

Lorraine Ellison has already secured the ladies flat amateur championship title but there is a race on for the runner-up slot with three lady jockeys on equal points, but in the absence of Jacqui Kidd, the competition is between triple ladies champion Carol Bartley and Amy Ryan.

The finale of the men’s season takes place at Musselburgh on 8th November with a battle between Simon Walker and Scott Dobson for the men’s championship.  Simon is currently 10 points clear but if Scott were to win in Scotland, it would give him the championship with extra wins already in the bag.

24TH NOVEMBER – NORTHERN DINNER DANCE – SCOTCH CORNER!!!!!!

23-10-2007

The Amateur Jockeys Association of Great Britain invite you to their NORTHERN DINNER DANCE to be held on Saturday 24th November 2007!

** TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BOOK TODAY AS TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST**

By popular demand this is returning to

THE RICHMOND SUITE

SCOTCH CORNER HOTEL

JUNCTION A1/A66 RICHMOND

NR DARLINGTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Black Tie

Dinner 7.30 pm

Bar from 6.00 pm until 1.00 am

Carriages at 1.30 am

TICKETS @ £35 EACH (CHEQUES PAYABLE TO AJA) FROM:

 

Carol Bartley


07734 303862

Alyson Deniel

07830 394311

Serena Brotherton

07740 257110

Accommodation at special rate – quote ‘AJA’ (Double B&B £65; Single B&B £32.50)Tel: 01748 850900

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID TURNER – THE NEW FEGENTRI GENTLEMAN FLAT CHAMPION 2007

23-10-2007

David Turner was crowned FEGENTRI Flat Champion for this season at the final Gentlemen Amateur Riders raceday for the year in Baden-Baden, Germany, on Saturday. His two remaining rides for the season did not yield him enough points to overtake Jason McKeown of Ireland who was crowned FEGENTRI Jump Champion but David was a gallant runner-up for this title as well, and richly deserves his place in the GB team of delegates which will be representing the AJA when attending the General Assembly in Qatar at the end of February 2008.

Meanwhile during the same weekend, Marie King and Scott Dobson represented GB in the USA where Marie retained her place of fifth in the race for the Lady Amateur Riders FEGENTRI championship, and looks forward to their final two races of the season at the beginning of December which will be held in Mauritius.

DAVID’S NAIL-BITING FEGENTRI FINALE AT BADEN-BADEN THIS WEEKEND!

18-10-2007

With a fantastic Fegentri season for Great Britain’s representative David Turner having only 2 races left this weekend at Baden-Baden in Germany, he has already won the Fegentri Flat Championship for 2007.  Just 14 points separate him from the overall Championship with Ireland’s Jason McKeown leading the Jump Championship, and with poor Jason nursing a broken leg, the pressure is on for David!  He has one ride on the Flat and the other over fences in Germany.  Simon Walker is also riding there on the Flat, fresh from his win on Tuesday in Newcastle.

Meanwhile in the USA, Great Britain is represented in the two remaining Fegentri World Cup of Nations races this weekend by Scott Dobson and our lady representative, Marie King.  Marie is currently placed 5th in the Ladies Championship and has been invited to take part in the ladies final races which take place in Mauritius in December.

Good luck to all our riders!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE IN WINCANTON’S CHARITY RACE NEXT SUNDAY?!

18-10-2007

There are a couple of spare places remaining for Sunday 28th October’s charity race at Wincanton in aid of SPINAL INJURIES on their Countryside Day.  If you are an amateur rider and would like to gain racecourse experience without the hindrance of starting stalls or tapes (its a flag start) and also without hurdles or fences, then now is your chance!  It is all for a great cause with all sponsorship money going to SIA.  At this late stage, we would be grateful for you simply to try to raise as much sponsorship as possible  in such a short time.  This is a great opportunity not only for you to gain racecourse experience but also perhaps to sweeten up a sour horse, give a youngster some experience or simply give something a pipe opener!  If you are interested, please contact Sarah Oliver by e-mail on sph.oliver@btopenworld.com or call 01886 884488 or text 07789 935399.  Many thanks.