Congratulations to Richard Tierney who won the first NH bumper of the season which allows Cat A riders to compete against Cat Bs and Conditionals.
This was especially good news for Richard as he has only recently returned to the saddle after breaking his leg which kept him out of action for 6 months.
Only 17, Richard won the Racing Post Weekender Novice Rider’s Award 2005 with 3 wins from 6 rides point-to-pointing. Richard is delighted at this bumper win as it should help him towards gaining his Cat B licence later in the year and is of course his first win under Rules.
Many thanks to everyone at the BHB for programming these new bumpers to give our Category A members many more opportunities to race ride and therefore help them to gain their Cat B licences. There are 36 more bumpers left this season which will have similar conditions.
The AJA Northern Dinner Dance is to be held on 15th October at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel in Wetherby, organised as always by Serena Brotherton, Carol Williams and Kelly Harrison.
7.30 pm for Dinner 8.00 pm prompt Disco until 1.00 am
Tickets price £35 each are available from:
Carol Williams: 07734 303862 (m)
Kelly Harrison: 07830 394311 (m)
Serena Brotherton: 07740 257110 (m)
Saturday 8th October sees the first NH flat race in which our Category A members can join Category B members and Conditional jockeys to ride in a bumper. This change in the Rules is a direct result of our request in the AJA paper submitted to Race Planning for such race conditions and it is a welcome addition to our racing calendar, opening up more opportunities for our Category A members to race ride and gain experience, thereby assisting them in gaining their Category B licences.
There are in fact 37 such NH bumpers scheduled this season alone and we are enormously grateful to everyone at the BHB for accommodating our request.
With 11 runners going to post and THE PLAYER from Andrew Balding’s stable parting company with his German rider on the way there, once the race was underway the pace was steady. THE GAIKWAR overcame a slow start to win well in the end for Ewan Whillans representing Great Britain, and ran on when he found himself in front sooner than might have been intended.
Six nations took part in the race for the Richmond-Brissac Trophy, namely France, Germany, Italy, Team Europe, USA and Great Britain.