Ollie Garner wins Tom Halliday scholarship



Many congratulations to Oliver Garner who has been awarded the Tom Halliday scholarship for 2011.

The Tom Halliday Award was set up by Market Rasen Racecourse in 2005 following the tragic death of conditional Tom Halliday.  The award was designed to help young and up and coming conditional jockeys and this is the first time that it has been awarded to an amateur jockey.  The award offers a promising young jockey support in a number of ways including sponsorship, coaching, media training and access to other areas of advice to support his or her career.

The racecourse works closely with partners such as The Northern Racing College to provide the scholar with necessary courses and advice for their future career.  Past winners have been:

2005 Phil Kinsella

2006 Michael O’Connell

2007 David Culinane

2008 James Halliday

2009 Oliver Williams

2010  Joe Cornwall

Pip Kirkby, Market Rasen’s MD, said “This award means a lot to those who receive it and we very much intend to include the views of senior jockey Dominic Elsworth, a long time friend of the Halliday family, as well as James Halliday in making the decision as to who should be the next scholar.

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