Jordan Vaughan on the verge of winning the Racing Excellence Salisbury Series

03 Sep 2014

Tomorrow (4 September) the prestigious Racing Excellence CGA Salisbury Series Final takes place at Salisbury Racecourse. Through the summer the young riders have been picking up points from a combination of their race riding skills, general presentation and finishing positions marked by an on-course British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Jockey Coach. International Group 1 winning Jockey and Coach John Reid will be in attendance to assess the jockeys .

The top contender for the title of Series Champion is Jordan Vaughan, a previous British Racing School graduate and retained as apprentice to George Margarson. There are, however, three jockeys waiting to fill the top spot if Vaughan fails to deliver. Cam Hardie, apprentice to Richard Hannon with 37 wins this season and an 11 percent strike rate, shares second place on the score board with Daniel Cremin, 2013’s Salisbury Series Champion and Jenny Powell who has 18 winners this year and is under the guidance of her new Jockey Coach Colin Brown.

Michael Tebbutt, Vaughan’s Jockey Coach commented:

“All Jordan’s hard work over the past three years is paying off. His fitness and riding technique have improved beyond all recognition and even though it’s all a learning curve, winning this series would give him the encouragement he needs to further his career.”

 

Note to Editors.

1. Racing Excellence is part of the BHA Jockey Coaching Programme and is the industry accreditation for all apprentice and conditional races which run under “hands and heels” or training race conditions. The Racing Excellence Series is now under the management of the British Racing School, on behalf of BHA.

2. The winner of the series will collect £1000, which must be used towards developing their career.

3. The Series at Salisbury has been generously sponsored by the CGA.  Previous winners of the CGA Salisbury Series are Daniel Cremin and Ian Burns.

For more information please contact Zinnia Welby: zinnia.welby@brs.org.uk or visit the website http://racingexcellence.careersinracing.com.