(Updated April, 23rd 2019)
(Update to the Special Notice published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, September 6th and December 13th, 2018)
Further dates of the races included in this Series have now been finalised and are as published below:
The Jumps Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series is specifically designed to assist in the education of young jockeys. It is the next step on from the Hands and Heels Series.
All races will be for Conditional Jockeys who have not ridden more than 20 winners prior to September 29th, 2018.
The special conditions set out in the Notice previously published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, September 6th, 2018, apply to the Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series races, which will be held at the following meetings:-
Further dates to follow, which can be found on the Racing Excellence website.
1. All races will be for Conditional Jockeys who have not ridden more than 20 winners prior to September 29th.
2. Every Rider must carry a whip. Whips can be waved and used in the backhand position only.
3. If a Rider uses their whip in the forehand position, which includes waving their whip in the forehand position, it will be regarded as Improper Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those days when a Conditional Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. Suspensions will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the current rolling twelve-month period.
4. If a Rider is suspended for using their whip in the forehand position in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
5. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.
6. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a Rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a Rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will result in the Rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the Rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk Riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.
7. After the race, the Rider of every horse will be required to report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey
Coach. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the British Horseracing Authority preventing the Rider from
taking part in the remaining races in the series. Special permission to miss the debrief may be granted from the Stipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
8. If the Stewards impose a suspension on a Rider for any other riding offence, 10 points will be deducted from the Rider’s total points in the series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the series and receive points. A second offence would mean the Rider will be stripped of existing points and, although they will still be able to ride in the rest of the series, they will receive no further points.
9. The British Horseracing Authority are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winner will be the Rider who accumulates the most
points in the series.
10. For further information and leader boards please see the website www.careersinracing.com/racingexcellence.