Sebastian Woods Wins the Ribot Cup

26th Feb 2018 | News

On Sunday, British Racing School graduate, Sebastian Woods, travelled to Italy to take part in the prestigious Ribot Cup held at San Rossore racecourse, Pisa. He was selected by Senior Jockey Coach, Richard Perham, to represent the BRS and the UK and was accompanied by BRS instructor, Alison Harper. Sebastian is currently Apprentice jockey to one of Britain’s top trainers Richard Fahey who is based in Malton.


This is the first year that the Ribot Cup has been run in association with the European Association of Racing Schools (EARS) allowing the five Racing Schools taking part to nominate their own riders.


Sebastian rode in three races throughout the day, winning the Premio Alex Piombo (over 1,600metres) and coming second in the Premio Scuola Allievi Fanatini (over 2,000metres) which gave him enough points overall to be crowned victorious in the 11th Ribot Cup. He now joins the rank of previous winners of The Ribot Cup which include Andrea Atzeni and Adam Beschizza, both BRS alumni.


Sebastian was clearly delighted as he tweeted an image of his trophy stating: ‘Absolutely over the moon to not only get a nice winner but also to win the Ribot Cup. It was a great experience’.


A summary of the race day can be seen below:


Sebastian Woods pictured in the red and blue silks. (Photograph by Enrico Querci).