All AJA members were posted the following notice of the AJA AGM in November and are most welcome to attend:
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
THE AMATEUR JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2013 Annual General meeting of the AJA will be held on Thursday 19th December at 12:00 noon at The Queens Arms Hotel, East Garston, Nr Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 7ET when the following ordinary business will be considered:
- to receive apologies for absence
- to consider and if thought fit to approve and confirm the Minutes of the previous AGM and to authorise the President to sign them
- to receive and consider the report of the directors
- to receive and consider the report of the Chief Executive
- to receive and consider and if thought fit to pass a resolution adopting the accounts for twelve months ending 31 December 2012. The accounts are now completed and copies will be available at the AGM. Alternatively, on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope, copies will be sent to members on written request
- to consider and if thought fit to pass a resolution electing directors.
(a) The following director retires at the AGM in accordance with Regulations 26.1 and 26.2 and offers himself for re-election: Bill Shand Kydd (nominated by Philip Pritchard and seconded by Bob Davies)
Should any other person wish to stand for election as a director he or she is referred to the provisions of regulation 2
to re-appoint Dr L A Cotterill as auditors and to authorise the directors to fix their remuneration
Dated: 5th November 2013 By order of the board
Many thanks to Lara Sawaya, Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Head of International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities Ladies Racing, for another great ladies Arab series this year.
Although none of our lady jockeys enjoyed a winner this season, some great trips racing worldwide have been enjoyed by Hayley Moore (Oman), Victoria Davies (Texas), Michelle Mullineaux (Morocco), Becky Brisbourne (Newbury), Jo Richards (Toulouse), Chloe Boxall (Duindigt), Catherine Walton (California (n/r) & Taby), Carol Bartley (Los Angeles) and Joanna Mason (Poland). The girls all attended the finale in Abu Dhabi recently and another season of fun riding Arabian horses is looked forward to for 2014.
Freddie Mitchell after winning in Baden-Baden September 2013
Very many congratulations to our 2013 gentleman Fegentri representative FREDDIE MITCHELL who has had an extraordinary year and reached an unassailable lead in the men’s flat tables before the season has reached its conclusion in Doha, Qatar next week. This is the first time since David Dunsdon became Fegentri World Champion in 2002 that Great Britain have produced another and it is a great achievement.
The finale of the season takes place next week in Qatar with 2 races. Sadly Freddie is unable to attend with work demands back home at Nicky Henderson’s and we would like to thank our champion trainer for great support throughout the season to allow Freddie so much time away in order to achieve his dream. Fortunately Jamie Hamilton is able to replace Freddie and represent GB. Here he is pictured next to Freddie back in May when Freddie enjoyed another winning ride in Dusseldorf.
We have delayed confirming this special announcement until now to ensure nothing would scupper Freddie’s world victory. The Daily Telegraph covered the story earlier this month with a great article by former amateur Marcus Armytage http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/horseracing/10441989/Freddie-Mitchell-becomes-racings-only-world-champion.html
Champions Christmas Dance supporting the INJURED JOCKEYS FUND
a contribution will also be made to the Irish Jockeys Emergency Fund for JT and Jonjo
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2013
CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE GOLD CUP SUITE
BLACK TIE * 7:30-1:30 * MUSIC & DANCING
tickets @ £45 include 3-course dinner
top class raffle
Amateur Champions Awards
TICKET HOTLINE: 01886 884488 or 01933 304778
TABLES OF 10 CAN BE RESERVED – BOOK NOW!
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Please post cheques payable to AJA to
Crews Hill House, Alfrick, Worcester. WR6 5HF
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The Point-to-Point Race Planner & Pointing 2014 available to order now
The new Point-to-Point season is fast approaching and preparations for the opening fixtures on the 1st December are well under way. Both The Planner and Pointing 2014 are on course to be published by Friday 15th November; however they can be ordered now to ensure you receive your copies at the earliest opportunity.
The Point-to-Point Race Planner is once again available for just £30 (plus p&p) and remains the only place to provide full race conditions for all GB Point-to-Points and Hunter Chases.
Pointing 2014 has undergone a few style changes (based partly on feedback we received after last year’s rebrand); the comprehensive results section complete with full comments in-running has returned, and the traditional analysis and rating for every Pointer to have run in Great Britain during the 2012/13 season has also returned to its previous format.
Pointing’s price has also remained the same as the last year (£39 plus p&p).
2013/14 Special Offers
The Point-to-Point Racing Company is pleased to offer a variety of money-saving special offers for the new season:
Offer 1 – The Planner & Pointing Bundle : Order the sport’s two essential publications and qualify for FREE P&P (SAVING £5)
Offer 2 – Membership Package Bundle: A copy of The Planner and a 12 month subscription to pointtopoint.co.uk for just £65 (SAVING £5)
Offer 3 – Membership PLUS Package Bundle : A copy of The Planner and a 12 month subscription to pointtopoint.co.uk and Viewpoint for just £100 (SAVING £10)
To place your order call 01933 304792 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or click here to order online.
Click here to view the full range of Point-to-Point products