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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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.
SCOTS jump jockey Peter Niven, who is five short of the 1000-winner mark, has no plans to hang up his boots and saddle at the end of the season.
CORALS are quoting 33-1 for A P McCoy's new-born baby to be champion jump jockey - this is because he is already too big to be champion Flat jockey.