Jockey of the Month – March 2017

PUBLISHED: 05 April 2017

A Arries

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

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