2018 THE JOCKEY CLUB ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
WINNER: Sophia Upton
RUNNERS-UP: Rodi Greene & John Pritchard
Three finalists for the JETS Richard Davis Achievement Award were selected by the judging panel. Rodi Greene (BHA Jockey Coach), John Pritchard (Business Owner) and Sophia Upton (BHA Starter) were shortlisted from the original set of entries and were presented with their Awards by Richard Johnson. Former Jump jockey Sophia Upton won the £3000 prize. With the help of JETS, Sophia re-entered the jobs market after taking time off for a family. She originally started as a Sessional Starter for the BHA but has thrived in the role, more than doubling her number of days and quickly gaining enough skill and experience to start a Listed race and the Uttoxeter Summer National. The two runners-up prizes won £500 each. View interviews with the winners
2018 IJF PROGRESS AWARD WINNER – GEORGE CHALONER
Former Flat Jockey George Chaloner endured a traumatic end to his career through injury but has since thrown himself into retraining and has shown great determination to forge his career in racing, working as Management Assistant/Trainee Clerk of the Course at Pontefract Racecourse.
2018 BHA CURRENT JOCKEY CPD AWARD WINNER - FAYE MCMANOMAN
Apprentice to Nigel Tinkler, Faye has shown great commitment to her riding career and has worked hard at developing her skills both as a jockey and to prepare her for a career after riding.