New faces take 'Jump jockeys' Nunthorpe' rides

Jockeys leave the York weighing room
Jockeys leave the York weighing room

Jump jockeys preparing for Sunday's most valuable race of the summer season at Uttoxeter have a novel way to prepare for the first time this year, thanks to the creation of a five-furlong Flat race restricted to jumps jockeys at York on Saturday.

With no jumps racing scheduled for Britain on Saturday, some will see it as an opportunity to enjoy a day off, but York officials will have been delighted to see 37 entries for the £20,000 Follow Sun Bets On Twitter Jump Jockeys' Nunthorpe.

With the post-race attraction of Olly Murs having already sold out the main enclosures for the meeting, a new one in York's calendar, the racecourse have pushed the boat out to offer new racegoers something different on the track.

The final and longest race of the afternoon, over one and a half miles, is another unusual handicap as it puts female jockeys from across the ranks up against each other. All need to be female riders however, as this a pro-am race where fully fledged professionals can compete against amateurs, as well as apprentices. 

The likes of Josephine Gordon, Georgia Cox and Jo Mason have all registered wins on the Knavesmire already this season.

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Might Bite1

Fehily in line for Might Bite ride

Noel Fehily will ride favourite Might Bite in Saturday's Betfair Chase if regular partner Nico de Boinville fails to recover from injury in time.

Nap Of The Day
2

Daily Nap: It's our Destiny

David Ord provides Tuesday's racing nap, next best and treble with the bet of the day running shortly after midday at Lingfield.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action3

Tuesday's racing preview

Bobby K is Anita Chambers' best bet at Lingfield and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Check out the Daryl Jacob column4

Daryl Jacob: Sceau good

Sceau Royal made a winning return to action at Cheltenham to leave our columnist eagerly-anticipating a Sandown showdown with Altior next.

Frankie Dettori celebrates on Enable5

Enable stays in training

Enable will stay in training as a five-year-old with a third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe her primary target, owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has announced.

Most Read Racing

Might Bite1

Fehily in line for Might Bite ride

Noel Fehily will ride favourite Might Bite in Saturday's Betfair Chase if regular partner Nico de Boinville fails to recover from injury in time.

Nap Of The Day
2

Daily Nap: It's our Destiny

David Ord provides Tuesday's racing nap, next best and treble with the bet of the day running shortly after midday at Lingfield.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action3

Tuesday's racing preview

Bobby K is Anita Chambers' best bet at Lingfield and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Check out the Daryl Jacob column4

Daryl Jacob: Sceau good

Sceau Royal made a winning return to action at Cheltenham to leave our columnist eagerly-anticipating a Sandown showdown with Altior next.

Frankie Dettori celebrates on Enable5

Enable stays in training

Enable will stay in training as a five-year-old with a third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe her primary target, owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has announced.

Next Race Off

00:44 Remington Park
9
(9)
Rudd
J: Floyd Jr Wethey
5
(5)
Clear Corredor
J: Luis Quinonez
2
(2)
Gospel Free Key
J: Donnie Meche
4
(4)
On The Bridge
J: Jose Medina
10
(10)
General Sherman
J: Alex Birzer
3
(3)
Flooded
J: Freddy Manrrique
1
(1)
Forgery
J: Ken Tohill
12
(12)
Karamel Appletini
J: Andres Iii Sanchez
6
(6)
Tilt The Bottle
J: Iram Diego
11
(11)
Gospel Caliber
J: Kevin Roman
8
(8)
Jerkwater
J: Garrett Steinberg

Racing Tips

Nap Of The Day

Daily Nap: It's our Destiny

David Ord provides Tuesday's racing nap, next best and treble with the bet of the day running shortly after midday at Lingfield.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action

Tuesday's racing preview

Bobby K is Anita Chambers' best bet at Lingfield and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Royal Line (right) pulls clear to win the November Handicap

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in November 2018.