McNamara soars ahead in the Haydock Apprentice Series

22nd Sep 2016 | Uncategorized

This Friday, 23rd September, sees the final of the Haydock Apprentice Series. Ebor winning Apprentice, Adam McNamara, leads the series by 8 points with Callum Shepherd in second place. Adam, Apprentice to Richard Fahey has made a big name for himself since moving to the UK from Ireland in 2015 with 41 winners so far in 2016 and a career highlight of the year has been winning the Ebor at York.

Alongside the Racing Excellence Series runs the Jockey Coaching Programme, all Apprentices and Conditionals are assigned to a jockey coach to help them with their race riding careers. When Adam first made the move to the UK he was coached by the late Tom O’Ryan, in interviews since winning the Ebor Adam has spoken very highly of the help and support Tom offered to him. Adam has vowed to keep up the hard work and dedication to his riding career and winning this series would be a fitting tribute to the invaluable mentoring he received.

During the series the Jockeys take part in mandatory course walks for which they gain 2 points. They also gain points for Professionalism, presentation, riding and place points. They would receive 5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 2 points for 3rd place and 1 point for 4th place.