Rob Hornby to ride in the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars race

12th Jun 2015 | News

Rob Hornby has been selected to represent The British Racing School in the 2015 Longines Future Racing Stars on Sunday 14th June. Rob will join 12 of the world’s most talented young jockeys in this international race on France’s most prestigious race day, the Prix de Diane Longines.

The jockeys from 9 different nations – Australia, England, France, Japan, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Turkey and the United States will meet for the first time on the racecourse in front of an audience of 40 000 spectators hoping to gain victory and bring home the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars.

All competing jockeys have trained in the world’s top racing schools, are under the age of 25 and have won between 3 and 35 races. Rob trained at The British Racing School obtaining certificates in February 2012. He works for top UK trainer Andrew Balding who is renowned for training young apprentices. He will be coached by Richard Perham during his visit to Chantilly.

This objective of this race is to promote future rising stars in racing and for them to demonstrate their savoir faire in flat racing to a worldwide audience. The 1800m flat race is worth 20,000 euros of which 10,000 euros will be for the winner.

This will be the 166th edition of an event which is renowned as the most elegant in the racing calendar. The highlight of the day will be the world renowned Prix de Diane Longines, the world’s largest filly race which takes place annually at Chantilly’s racecourse. Eight other flat races for thoroughbreds will also feature during what hopes to be once again a very special event.

Longines’ ambassador of elegance, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will be present for the event and will award the prize to the most elegantly dressed Mademoiselle of the day.

France                Pierre BAZIRE
Jefferson SMITH

GB                      Rowan SCOTT

Ireland              Donagh O’CONNOR

Germany          Tomasso SCARDINO

USA                   Lauralea GLASER

Australia           Beau MERTENS

South Africa     Mathew THACKERAY

Japan                Yuya MIZUGUCHI

Turkey               Burak AVERBAK


We wish all the young jockeys involved the best of luck but obviously let’s hope for BRS victory!