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Swarbrick takes Jockey Club Achievement prize in role as financial adviser

Richard Johnson (second left) presents prizes to the Jets Richard Davis Award winners: (from left) Anthony Freeman, Ben Swarbrick and Katherine Glenister
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Former Flat rider Ben Swarbrick, now a financial adviser with St James's Place Wealth Management, was honoured at Cheltenham on Sunday at the Jets Richard Davis Awards, which celebrate the work and training achievements of jockeys pursuing second careers.

Swarbrick, who rode from 2002 to 2006, received the Jockey Club Achievement Award and £3,000.

Also honoured were former jump jockey Anthony Freeman, a newly qualified plumbing and heating engineer, who received the Injured Jockeys Fund Progress Award and £2,000, and apprentice jockey Katherine Glenister, who received the inaugural British Racing School Current Jockey Award.

Winners all: (back row, l-r): Frazer Houston (2006), Paul Robson (2009) and Sam Stronge (2007); middle row: Niall Hannity (2015, left) and Richard Killoran (2014); front row (l-r) Ben Swarbrick (2017) Mark Bradburne (2012) and Ollie McPhail (2013)

Lisa Delany, manager of the Jockeys Education & Training Scheme, said: "Ben's journey from retiring as a rider and not really knowing what he wanted to do, to where he is now, doing so well in a competitive world, is very impressive.

"All the finalists have achieved so much and show what diversity of careers jockeys can go on to and succeed in."

Swarbrick said: "It's great to get the recognition of this award and the prize is a huge help when I'm trying to grow my client base. I think jockeys often live in a racing bubble, so I think it's important that the Richard Davis Awards show what else is out there."

Now in their 20th year, the Richard Davis Awards are named in memory of the popular rider who suffered a fatal race fall at Southwell in 1996.

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It's great to get the recognition of this award and the prize is a huge help when I'm trying to grow my client base
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