Famous Jockey: Michelle Payne

Michelle Payne is a jockey to remember. She is not just an excellent rider but a real warrior after suffering major injuries but every time, she jumps right back on the horse (figuratively and literally) and continues to pursue her jockey dreams. Famous Jockey: Michelle Payne

Who is Michelle Payne? 

Michelle Payne, of Australian-Irish background, is the youngest daughter of Mary and Paddy Payne. Sadly, her mother Mary died in a motor accident when Michelle was just a baby. The father was left with 10 children to look after. Payne, born in Victoria, Australia, since she was very young aspired to become a jockey and even told friends that one day she would win the

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Famous Jockey: William Buick

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William Buick was born on born 22 July 1988. The Norwegian-born flat jockey holds both British and Danish citizenship. In 20008, William Buick shared the title champion apprentice jockey with David Probert and also won the British Horseracing Awards ceremony, Lester for Apprentice Jockey of the Year in 2007 and 2008. William Buick’s first group race victory was in the St. Simon Stakes with his first group one race win being in the E. P. Taylor Stakes aboard Lahaleeb. Buick was hired by John Gosden as a stable jockey and won his second group one in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

Buick was born to a Scottish father, Walter, a Scandinavian champion jockey and mother Maria, a dressage rider and showjumper. Buick has

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Famous Jocky: Richard Johnson

262E72B900000578-0-image-a-7_1425766743001Famed UK jockey Richard Johnson, was born on 21st July 1977 in Hereford. He comes from a long familial line of horse racing enthusiasts. His father was an amateur jockey while his mother Sue was a renowned professional trainer. Richard's training liaisons include working with people like Tim Vaughan, Peter Bowen and Ian Williams. He's also known to do a lot of riding for Henry Daly. Richard is noted for his relationship with the Queen's daughter Zara Phillips. They dissolved their union in 2003. Richard has since married Noel Chance's daughter, Fiona. Two children were born to the marriage; Willow and Casper.

Famous Jocky: Lester Piggott

Lester-PiggottBorn in 1935, Lester Piggott is considered to be one of the most skilled and respected flat racing jockeys of the twentieth century. Over the course of his long career, Mr. Piggott enjoyed no less than 4,493 wins. Notwithstanding his impressive track record, this jockey was known to exhibit a fanatical dedication to the sport. He maintained his weight far below what would have been natural for a man of his size (ostensibly to increase speed) and to the criticism of some, he was rather liberal with the whip during some races.

The Rise of "The Long Fellow"

Piggott began racing horses at the tender age of 12 years old. Although he exhibited a quiet disposition, he began

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Famous Jockie: Pat Eddery

1cd138a3-2cb5-4728-b518-7f2400049810_800Patrick James John "Pat" Eddery was born 18th March 1952 and passed away no the 10th November 2015. He is best remembered for one of the leading race jockeys and later as a trainer. Eddery was born in the south Dublin, close to the Curragh racecourse. he was the fifth child in his family and was the son of a jockey Jimmy Eddery. His brother, Paul, also became a famous jockey; thus, he was immersed in the horse-racing 'life' from birth. He went to Oatlands Primary School in Stillorgan. Early Career Since very early in his life Eddery envisaged himself as a jockey and always dreamed about winning the Derby. He began his

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Famous Jocky: Hayley Turner

Hayley Turner reckons Goodwood is the toughest racecourse around33-year-old Hayley Turner is one of a very select group of female jockeys who have been able to build successful careers in the sport – and is considered to have been the first. Turner's successes have been hugely influential, and she has led to a large increase in the numbers of females in the UK who have chosen to become apprentice jockeys in the last few years. Hayley Turner first rode in public on Markellis, at Southwell in March 2000. She had her first win shortly afterwards, on June 4th, on the horse Generate, at Pontefract. Hayley apprenticed with trainer Michael Bell in 2005, after winning the Champion Apprentice title, and is widely known for her association with B

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Famous Jocky: Ryan Moore

RyanMooreWorkRidingBorn in Brighton in 1983, Ryan Moore is a flat racing jockey who is the son of successful trainer Gary L. Moore and brother to jump jockies Hayley Moore, Jamie Moore and Joshua Moore. He has enjoyed a long and extensive career, and even earned the title of 'Champion Jockey' in the years of 2006, 2008 and 2009. He first became involved in the industry at the tender age of 16, when his father encouraged him to participate in an amateur race event. He made waves on the scene from the start, as he won seven out of ten of his first racing events. Moore become and apprentice of Richard Hannon Senior from the year 2003, which was when he learned the skills he needed to later become an excellent race rider with

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Famous Jocky: Tony McCoy

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Sir Tony McCoy, OBE, was a hugely successful race horse jockey. During the course of his career that span over two decades, he won a staggering 4,358 races.

Originally from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, former professional jockey, Tony McCoy won an impressive consecutive 20 races, for every year that he competed on a professional basis.

His successful career began when he won his first race at the age of 17, back in 1992. Then twenty one years later, on November 7 2013, he took part in his 4,000th winning race. This took place in Towcester where he rode Mountain Tunes.

During his first professional season under the guidance of his trainer, Toby Balding, he won the coveted Conditional

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