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.

Judged by a panel of independent judges, JETS Trustees and IJF Almoners (in the case of the IJF Progress Award), the Awards highlight what an important role JETS plays in encouraging and helping jockeys develop the skills required for a range of new careers, not only once they have retired but importantly whilst they are still riding. The entries are judged according to the initiative, forethought, effort and determination put into their career development.

AWARD CATEGORIES

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 £3000 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/training path or who are actively preparing for their future careers while still riding or while injured. 

The BHA Current Jockey CPD Award - With a prize of £1000, this award was introduced for 2017 for currently licensed jockeys who have shown real commitment to their Continuing Personal Development whilst riding or during injury time out in order to prepare for their future careers and/or to enhance their development as a jockey.  

2020 AWARDS

This year's winners were announced on Racing TV on November 19th.  Find out more in our News section.

BHA Current Jockey CPD Award Finalists

Gavin Ashton - Runner Up
Apprentice to Ian Williams

Gaia Boni - WINNER
Apprentice to William Jarvis
Thomas Willmott - Runner Up
Conditional to Lucinda Russell

VIEW FINALIST PROFILES    VIEW VIDEO OF GAIA BONI    VIEW INTERVIEW WITH GAIA BONI


IJF Progress Award Finalists

Saleem Golam - Runner Up
Barbering

Jordan Vaughan - WINNER
Farriery
Sam Welton - Runner Up
Structural Engineering

VIEW IJF PROGRESS AWARD FINALIST PROFILES    VIEW FILM OF JORDAN VAUGHAN   VIEW INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN


The Jockey Club Achievement Award

Ollie Garner - Runner Up
Owner, Cotswold Forage

Kylie Manser-Baines - WINNER
Firefighter & Retraining of Racehorses

John Pritchard - Runner Up
Owner, Charbel Blinds

VIEW ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FINALIST PROFILES     VIEW FILM OF KYLIE MANSER-BAINES     VIEW INTERVIEW WITH KYLIE

2019 WINNERS

The winners of the 2019 Richard Davis Awards were announced at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 17th November.  They are: 

Aodhagán Conlon began pursuing his career as a Sports Psychologist whilst still riding as a Jump jockey when he started studying for a degree at Bath Spa University. His passion for this aspect of sporting performance and mental well-being has seen him continue his studies for five years building up his practical experience alongside his academic qualifications. He works with athletes across sport and is a Performance Consultant for the PJA. 

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