Paddy Pilley wins the Racing Excellence CGA Salisbury Series Title

8th Sep 2015 | News

Paddy Pilley, Apprentice to Mick Channon was crowned Champion of the Racing Excellence CGA Salisbury Series title on Thursday, 3rd September.

The final race of the Series was a close finish as Paddy was denied his third winner of the five race series by Rhiain Ingram.  Rhiain held on to win by a neck on Ivors Involvement for David Elsworth. Despite not winning the final race Pilley held his position at the top of the table, 3 points in front of his closest rival Gary Mahon. Paddy received £1000 for winning the Series, Gary Mahon 2nd in the leader board was awarded £500, in joint 3rd was Josh Quinn and Rhiain Ingram and they both took home £125.

Throughout the series Jockeys have attended a mandatory course walk with one of the BHA Jockey Coaches and have been awarded place points. 1st – 10 points, 2nd – 6 points, 3rd – 4 points, 4th – 3 points, 5th – 2 points and 6th – 1 point. As part of the Series conditions and rules Jockeys are not allowed to use their sticks but they can pull the stick through as often as necessary.

Richard Perham, Senior Jockey Coach for The British Racing School said,
“The Hands and Heels Series are paramount to helping these young Jockeys develop their riding skills and strength. It was a strong series with some very talented young sportsmen and women taking part. A huge well done to Paddy Pilley on winning the Series he has shown not only a good professional attitude to race riding but a strong technique in riding a finish.”