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Members of the Professional Jockeys Association can be excused for having built up something of a thirst for recognition, after the annual event was moved back from its traditional Good Friday slot when racing was introduced on what had been a traditionally blank day this year.
Racing may be about a great sporting occasion and an enjoyable day out but what may often overlooked is that, every day, jockeys get up at the crack of dawn to train, drive hundreds of miles to their races and put themselves in constant danger of injury - all to ensure they are performing at the highest level and taking the sport to new heights.
The event will be held on October 14 and will see an Irish v UK Jump Jockeys Challenge and a Jump Jockeys v Flat Jockeys Challenge.
Paul Struthers, chief executive of the Professional Jockeys Association, said: "For jockeys, there is no greater recognition than that of their peers and winners treasure their awards.
ARCADIA - Felipe Martinez, the popular jockey, has chosen a funny time to announce he's walking away.
But at the Jockeys' Association Annual General Meeting for Flat jockeys in York, the jockeys unanimously agreed they would not accept booked rides for the fixture in support of the Racetech handlers who have lost work as a result of Arena's cost-cutting measure.
Most of the novel focuses on Samuel and his ambition to become a jockey under the tutelage of his father.
It is the first step in a process that could lead to the introduction of curbs on how many days and hours jockeys work.
Sixty horses were declared but not enough jockeys could be found to ride them even though the deadline was extended by an hour and a half.
Sandown was targeted by the jockeys as it is owned by the Racecourse Holdings Trust, which is a subsidiary of the Jockey Club.
He denied the fall in the number of National Hunt jockeys - numbers have dropped from 123 in 1995 to about 60 now - was causing undue concern or the reduction was due to potential jockeys being unable to meet the weight requirement.
Officials at the Hong Kong Jockey Club had already warned the Jockey Club in Britain that Triads were meeting regularly with top UK-based jockeys.