Pierre Louis Jamin leads by 3 points ahead of Salisbury Series Final

4th Sep 2017 | News

Thursday 7th September see’s the final of the Shadwell Stud Racing Excellence Apprentice Series.

This year the final is going to be an exciting one with only 3 points between Pierre and Joshua Bryan sitting in 2nd place, whereas Rossa Ryan is only one point behind Joshua sitting 3rd. It all comes down to the final race where someone could pip the winning title.

Pierre, Apprentice to Johnathon Portman has ridden 3 winners so far this year. Pierre works hard with coach John Reid on the Jockey Coaching Programme. He rode his first winner on 18th May this year which was the first race of the Salisbury series, he then landed another winner in the series exactly a month after on 18th June. Pierre along with Lulu Stanford and Paddy Pilley (previous winners) have all won 2 races before the series final- could Pierre follow the winning trend?

Joshua Bryan who is a graduate from the BRS is an Apprentice to Andrew Balding. He has been flying this season achieving over 20 winners. Joshua is on the Jockey Coaching Programme and is coached by John Reid. Rossa Ryan is also on the JCP attending regular coaching sessions with Rodi Greene. Rossa is an Apprentice to Richard Hannon.

Shadwell Stud are sponsoring the series this year with fantastic prizes for the 3 top jockeys in the table after completing the 5 dates of the series. 1st – £1,500, 2nd – £1,000 and 3rd – £500. Previous winners have been Lulu Stanford, Paddy Pilley, Daniel Cremin and Ian Burns

Racing Excellence runs alongside the Jockey Coaching Programme (JCP) and is the industry accreditation for all apprentice and conditional races which run under hands and heels or training race conditions. Initially set up by The British Racing School as ‘Support for Young Jockeys’ in 2006, the BHA rebranded the scheme in 2010 as ‘Racing Excellence’. In February 2014 The British Racing School took over the management of Racing Excellence and The JCP. The latter gives all Apprentices and Conditionals the opportunity to have a coach. All the coaches are ex Jockeys and can be on hand to help with fitness, riding technique, nutrition and race reviews. A coach will attend every Racing Excellence race to conduct the pre-race course walk and then will also debrief afterwards.

John Reid will be the coach on course at Salisbury so the jockeys will be in great hands. John rode just under 2000 winners including a Derby winner on Dr Devious, a St Leger, the 1000 Guineas and the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.


For more information on Racing Excellence or the Jockey Coaching Programme please contact Polly Greco, polly.greco@brs.org.uk or call 01638 669039.