Newbury race to aid Racing Welfare and children's charity
The George Frewer Memorial Race precedes racing at Newbury this evening with ten members of stable staff riding for their boss in the mile event (5.20).
First staged in 2008, the contest, supported by the National Trainers Federation, will raise money for Racing Welfare as part of Racing Staff Week and Ufton Court, a children’s charity working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Victoria Pendleton rode in the race in 2015 and this year's renewal features stable staff from yards including Mark Johnston, Eve Johnson Houghton and Ralph Beckett.
Among the riders competing is Isabelle Mangan, daughter of former jump jockey Roy Mangan, who is travelling head girl for Martin Keighley and rides Jazzy.
Dallon Holmes, a graduate of the British Racing School and an aspiring amateur rider, partners King Of Dreams for David Simcock, while Maisie Beth Wood, rider of the Jamie Osborne-trained Golden Raven, harbours ambitions of taking out an apprentice licence in the future.
Runner - rider/trainer
Another Boy - Sharna Elford/Ralph Beckett
Panther Patrol - Katie Johnson/Eve Johnson Houghton
Foie Gras - Jessica Macey/Chris Dwyer
King Of Dreams - Dallon Holmes/David Simcock
Jazzy - Isabelle Mangan/Martin Keighley
Golden Raven - Maisie Beth Wood/Jamie Osborne
Breakheart - Nathan Cheshire/Andrew Balding
Ravenhoe - Lauren Tindle/Mark Johnston
Pink Ribbon - Ronan Loughnane/Sylvester Kirk
Jack The Laird - Stuart Wickham/Dean Ivory