Entries Open for 25th Richard Davis Awards
Entries are now open for the 2022 JETS Richard Davis Awards, in a year which marks the 25th anniversary of the awards recognising the career development of jockeys. These inspirational Awards were established in memory of the late Richard Davis who had started planning for his future before his fatal race fall in 1996 and who was also involved in originally setting up JETS.
With £7000 of prizemoney available, JETS is hoping to attract a record number of jockeys to celebrate the longevity of these industry-leading awards which will be announced live on Racing TV in November. The winners will all be invited as guests of JETS to a hospitality raceday with a guest as part of their prize.
The three Award categories are:
The Jockey Club Achievement Award - The top Award designed for those jockeys who have significantly achieved in pursuing their new chosen careers and is worth £3,000 to the winner with two runners-up prizes of £500 each.
The IJF Progress Award - Worth £2,000, this Award rewards the early progress of those jockeys who have more recently started out on a new career or training path in the previous two years.
The BHA Development Award - With a prize of £1,000, this Award is exclusively for current jockeys and this year we are encouraging video entries to be submitted either by the jockey or their jockey coach. Guidance for how to submit a video entry can be found here.
Lisa Delany, JETS Manager, said:
“We are proud to be delivering the 25th Richard Davis Awards which has seen so many deserving winners over time, all who have put so much effort into their second careers and have taken advantage of all the services JETS has to offer. We are particularly pleased that the Awards now reflect the work that so many jockeys are doing at an early stage whilst still riding to prepare for their second careers.
“We are grateful to our sponsors and Richard Davis’ family for supporting these Awards over the years.”
Full details about the Awards as well as entry forms can be found on the JETS website or jockeys can email Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for entry forms.
Commenting on their sponsorship, Stephen Wallis, Group Director of International and Racing Relations at The Jockey Club said:
“We are honoured to support these prestigious awards which showcase such a wide range of career choices for jockeys. As an employer of former jockeys, we appreciate the vast number of skills they can offer across various career sectors.”
Please visit our Richard Davis Awards section for more info.