Lingfield Marks the Final Furlong in the All Weather Apprentice Hands and Heels Series

28th Feb 2018 | News

Theodore Ladd, Apprentice to Hughie Morrison leads the All Weather Hands and Heels Series by an amazing 24 points. These were accumulated through winning the first race of the series and the first division at Wolverhampton in February. Theodore’s form, throughout the season has been second to none, getting a ride in every race throughout the series.


The battle is on for runner up, with Darragh Keenan, Apprentice to Robert Eddery and Benjamin Sanderson, Apprentice to Roger Fell who both sit 24 points behind Theodore. Both trainers haven’t any horses entered for the series final but can one of these pick up an outside ride?


The competition, which has been running since November 2017, puts young jockeys through their paces over a series of races where they are marked on course walking, presentation, riding and their final position in the race, culminating in the final and crowning one jockey champion.


For the final race on Saturday the points available are:


  • 1st = 5 points
  • 2nd = 3 points
  • 3rd = 2 points
  • 4th = 1 point


With 10 entries in for the final at Lingfield this Saturday it could all change how the top 10 standings are at present.

Whoever is named the 2017-18 Champion will walk away with a £1000 prize to put towards developing their career and training.


Previous winners of this Series include Jane Elliott, Sophie Killoran, Louis Steward, Joey Haynes & George Downing.



Note to Editors.


Racing Excellence is the industry accreditation for all race series supported by a qualified Jockey Coach that are run under the Hands and Heels or Training Race conditions.

It has been long recognised that inexperienced jockeys benefit from structured coaching when race riding to improve and develop their skills. With approximately 74 races across 7 series, including both flat and jumps codes, Racing Excellence will provide this valuable opportunity.


The BHA Jockey Coach on course to do the course walk will be John Bramhill.


For more information please contact Polly Greco or visit the website