BATHWICK TYRES GET A GRIP ON THE LADIES!
The Amateur Jockeys Association are delighted to announce the 2006 Bathwick Tyres Ladies Derby Series, which has expanded to include races at not only Bath racecourse but also Newbury and Salisbury. This allows sprints to be included for the first time, a previous impossibility when confined to the notoriously tricky twists and turns of Bath.
The 2006 series is made up as follows:
Bath Race no 1 17th May 1m 2f
Newbury Race no 2 10th June 1m 2f
Salisbury Race no 3 13th June 6 furlongs
Bath Race no 4 17th June 1m 2f
Bath Race no 5 28th June 1m 2f
Salisbury Race no 6 15th July 6 furlongs
Bath FINAL Race no 7 20th August 1m 3f
Now in its fifth year, this series gives a unique opportunity for amateur lady jockeys to focus on a great challenge.
In the tradition of this exciting series, points will be awarded after each race to the first 6 lady jockeys on a 7-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The Bathwick Tyres Ladies Derby, the richest amateur ladies race in the European racing calendar, will conclude the series on 20th August, when the series winner will be awarded a prize holiday by Wayne and Sarah Clifford of Bathwick Tyres.
Past winners of the Ladies Derby are:
2002 Chrissie Hannaford
2003 Sara Cumani
2004 Chrissie Hannaford
2005 Francesca Cumani