Teenage Amateur Toby Wheeler enjoys first career win and beats odds-on AP in process
Many congratulations to 17 year old Toby Wheeler who rode his first career winner in the novice hurdle at Warwick today. To make it an even more memorable day than most, he beat champion jockey Tony McCoy on 1-6 favourite by half a length!
Toby wore a look of disbelief which was also shared by winning trainer Robin Dickin who said “Toby rides well and this is a great day for him. I’ve known him since he was 6 because he’d ride at gymkhana shows with my daughter Harriet. He rode out for me while at school and joined the yard this season.” Toby said “I rode half a dozen pony race winners for Mum and Dad, but I’m still waiting for my first in point-to-points.”
Warwick Racecourse were kindly about to present Toby with a bottle of champagne before realising that he was under age and so changed their gift to a picture frame!