Britain’s youngest jockeys compete to be crowned Champion in Charles Owen Racecourse Series Finals

The crème de la crème of pony racing will be competing for the title of champion when the finals of the Charles Owen Racecourse Series take place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 22 October 2016.

Two races will be held before the professional race card, the first over 7F for ponies measuring 138cm and under, followed by the 148cm and under category which races over 9F.

Sponsored by global brand Charles Owen since 2005, the Series started at Kempton Racecourse in March with jockeys competing for points across a total of 25 fixtures. Each rider in the Final will win a voucher for a Charles Owen helmet.

Roy Burek, Managing Director for Charles Owen, said: “Enthusiasm, talent and drive mark out the very best of our young jockeys who have been enjoying pony racing this season.  It has been fantastic to see children from different backgrounds come to take part in this friendly sport. Once again, the Conditions races have given young riders that bit of extra encouragement to step up from Point-to-Point pony racing to have a near-professional experience at this top level.  My congratulations go to all jockeys taking part in the Racecourse Series this year – you have been a credit to the sport. Good luck to all the jockeys competing in this year’s finals.”

Clarissa Daly, Chief Executive of the Pony Racing Authority, added: “Charles Owen has made a long-standing investment in the sport which has created a lasting impact: their support has enabled us to open up incredible opportunities for young people to develop new skills through pony racing that, for many, will take them into the horse racing industry through a range of career paths.”

Runners and riders in the Charles Owen Racecourse Series Final

138cm & under

Finn Muirhead – Dillan’s Girl

Tamby Welch – Churchill

Ger Supple – Clear the Track

Daniel Cox – Wee Anthony

Minty Bloss – Nook Class Act

Owen Lewis – Little Chick

Camilla Broster – Fair N Square

Tyler Heard – The Jobs not Straight

Poppy Scott – Gazza Cruiser

Nick Barratt Atkin – I’m Loving it

Elliot England – Diptford Moon Walker

Sophie Smith – Push the Button

Lily Llewellyn – Fairfield Run (Reserve)

 148cm & under

Ella McCain – Mr Marshall

Charlie Todd – Miss Wonderful

Harry Myddelton – AbrickintheWall

Noah Brazg Carrell – She’s a Lady

Nia Kerslake – Pick Pocket

Liam Harrison – Tell me Twice

Jack Tudor – Hot Night

Oakley Brown – White Water

James Bowen – Cudlic Verona

Milo Herbert – The Mumbler