jump jockey

jump jockey

n
(Horse Racing) Brit a jockey who rides in steeplechases (as opposed to one who rides in flat races)
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McCoy, who on Sunday was presented with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award in Belfast, won the Jumps Jockey of the Year trophy and the ARC Jump Jockey Special Recognition prize.
Bowen, the 18-year-old son of Haverfordwest trainer Peter who is now part of Paul Nicholls' yard, won the Conditional Jockey of the Year title and also collected Jump Ride of the Year for his effort on Just A Par in the Bet365 Gold Cup, Tony McCoy, who on Sunday was presented with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award in Belfast, won the Jumps Jockey of the Year trophy and the ARC Jump Jockey Special Recognition prize.
THE 19-time champion jump jockey Tony McCoy has been the talk of the sporting world since announcing his impending retirement from the saddle last weekend.
That was the adjective used by his wife Chanelle when reporters asked the greatest jump jockey of all time if it was a figure he would aim for after he reached the 4,000 mark on Midnight Tunes at Towcester on Thursday.
No other jump jockey has ridden more than 3,000 winners and the next most successful jockey over jumps trails McCoy by almost 1,500 winners.
The 30-year old jump jockey, who lives in Wilmcote in Stratford, competes in both national and international jump race meetings.
PERENNIAL champion jump jockey Tony McCoy has set himself a immediate target of reaching 4,000 career winners before he even begins to contemplate a life away from the saddle.
But the biggest cheer was reserved for Russ Garritty, one of the iron men of the jumps circuit, who took the jump jockey special recognition award.
If successful, it would be one of the most sensational achievements in racing as it will require the jump jockey to become a flat course specialist.
Britain's champion jump jockey was taken to hospital following his tumble from Sporting Limerick at the second-last flight in the williamhill.
AdrianMaguire, by common consensus the best jump jockey in the last 20 years not to have been champion, has announced his retirement from the saddle on medical grounds.
TONY McCOY is just three winners short of his eighth successive century after galloping into racing history as the jump jockey with the highest ever amount of wins.