Jockey of the Month – March 2017
PUBLISHED: 05 April 2017
Getting ahead in a sport as tough, demanding and competitive as horseracing is not easy for a variety of reasons and even more difficult for a young apprentice jockey. Opportunities are not readily available with a host of experienced and talented riders on hand.
But potential talent is quickly recognized among the trainers and they are prepared to give the young and enthusiastic apprentices a chance to show their ability.
Ashton has obviously caught the eye and during the month was given a leg up on 51 runners from which he managed to extract nine winners and steer another 19 of his mounts into the placings at a win-place strike rate of just on 55%.
The road ahead for this young rider will be long and tough but his future could be bright.
Well done Ashton