Go Racing In Yorkshire runs an apprentice series.
Nurturing and encouraging talent is key to the continued sustainability of racing and Go Racing In Yorkshire, supported by White Rose Saddlery, is proud to promote a series for apprentice jockeys, The Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series.
The 10 race series begins at Doncaster in March with a race at each Yorkshire course, before returning to Doncaster for the final in November. Points are awarded as follows;
|1st||18 points||4th||3 points|
|2nd||9 points||5th||2 points|
|3rd||6 points||6th||1 point|
The 2020 races will take place on the following dates;
Round 1 – Saturday 28th March, Doncaster
Round 2 – Thursday 16th April, Ripon
Round 3 – Wednesday 29th April, Pontefract
Round 4 – Tuesday 9th June, Wetherby
Round 5 – Tuesday 23rd June, Beverley
Round 6 – Sunday 19th July, Redcar
Round 7 – Friday 7th August, Thirsk
Round 8 – Sunday 6th September, York
Round 9 – Saturday 17th October, Catterick
FINAL – Saturday 7th November, Doncaster
Wetherby’s date is to be confirmed.
Kieran Schofield is the 2019 winner and the first person to win the series back-to-back. Not from a racing background, Kieran has always been a keen sportsman and had football trials with some top clubs, however once it was clear that his future lay else where he was encouraged to try racing due to his size and height and attended the National Horseracing College.
Kieran has since gained experienced in several different Yorkshire yards and also had a valuable three months in America with legendary Yorkshireman Michael Dickinson. He is currently attached to the Malton yard of Brian Ellison. Read Kieran’s blog here.