EMILY EASTERBY SHINES AT YORK WITH 1ST CAREER WIN
HUGE congratulations to 20 year old Emily Easterby, daughter of trainer Tim and sister of amateur jockey William, on riding her first career winner today at York when partnering SNOANA in the Queen Mother’s Cup! This was no mean feat with this race now being the richest ladies race within the ladies amateur calendar!
With a fast pace set up in front by Yorkidding, Masterpayer and Sign Manual on the rain softened ground, Emily was happy to bide her time, no doubt remembering her father’s instructions to ride as if riding work back home. She came through in the final furlong (with cousin Jo Mason on the rail who finished 3rd) to deny Fionn McSharry by half a length as they passed the post. Emily said “I knew he had a chance, but he’s been crying out for rain this season and it finally came, although I thought Katie (Walsh on NAYEL) would win. I could feel the other horse catching us and I never thought the post would come. I enjoy riding as an amateur but I don’t think I’ll turn pro.” Emily’s father Tim said “Its absolutely amazing. We were delighted the rain came when it did. We walked the course and I told her to just ride it like it was a piece of work and keep going. With William (son) winning at the last meeting it’s great. A mile and a half might be as far as SNOANA wants buts he’ll probably get an Ebor entry now.”
Well done Emily on a fantastic start to a career which no doubt will have many more wins to follow! As is traditional with this unique race, Emily was presented with her own weight in champagne courtesy of GH Mumm Champagne following the race 🍾🏆🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾💃🍾