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.
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 winner will also receive hospitality for two as guests of JETS at the races.
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 winner will also receive hospitality for two as guests of JETS at the races.
The BHA Current Jockey CPD Award - With a prize of £1000, this award was introduced in 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. The winner will also receive hospitality for two as guests of JETS at the races.
Entries for this year's Awards are now open. Entries can be downloaded and submitted via email to Lisa Delany (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Phil Kinsella. Video entries are also open for the Current Jockey CPD Award, please talk to your jockey coach about this. The deadline for entries is Friday 3rd September.
The winners will be announced in November as part of a dedicated programme on Racing TV and the winners will be invited to join JETS and our generous sponsors at the races.
The Jockey Club Achievement Award - DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
IJF Progress Award - DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
BHA Current Jockey CPD Award - DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
The 2020 winners were announced on Racing TV on November 19th. The Jockey Club Achievement Award winner was Kyli Manser-Baines who retrains racehorses and works as a firefighter for the London Fire Brigade. The IJF Progress Award was Farrier Jordan Vaughan and the CPD Current Jockey Award winner was Gaia Boni. Find out more in our News section.