Jim Crowley (jockey)

Jim Crowley is a flat jockey riding in Great Britain and was British flat racing Champion Jockey in 2016.

HistoryEdit

Jim Crowley (Born 14 July 1978[1]) comes from Ascot and after beginning his horse racing career as an amateur flat race jockey he switched to National Hunt racing, riding for the stable of Sue Smith. He rode approximately 300 winners in National Hunt racing before returning to Flat racing and riding for his sister-in-law, Amanda Perrett, at Pulborough. In 2010 he became stable jockey for Ralph Beckett's stable.[2] Crowley won his first British champion jockeys' title in 2016, beating the 2015 champion, Silvestre de Sousa, into second place and breaking the record for most winners ridden in a month with 46 victories in September.[3]

In November 2016 Jim Crowley was announced as the new number one jockey to leading owner Hamdan al-Maktoum[4]

Major winsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FlatStats. "Jim Crowley Jockey Stats for Flat Turf Horse Racing". www.flatstats.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  2. ^ "Jim Crowley". British Champions Series. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Crowley: Championship a dream win". Sporting Life. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ Wood, Greg (2016-11-24). "Jim Crowley named new No1 rider for owner Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-03-27.