As well as celebrating some of the best horses in the World at QIPCO British Champions Day, the Flat season’s Champion Flat Jockey will be crowned at this meeting for the first time.
Generously sponsored by Stobart Group, the battle to be crowned Champion in 2015 has been contested over a shortened Championship season that has run from 2nd May, QIPCO 2000 Guineas Day and will come to its conclusion on QIPCO British Champions Day.
For the first time there will be £105,000 of prize money for the Jockeys’ Championship funded by Great British Racing and British Champions Series. This will see the Champion Jockey financially rewarded for their efforts with a prize of £25,000, bringing racing into line with other sports that remunerate their champions. However, there are financial rewards and recognition for jockeys from across the Weighing Room.
Jockeys’ Prize Money will be distributed as follows:
|Leading Jockey (most wins throughout the full calendar year):||£15,000|
|PJA Welfare Scheme for all members:||£25,000|
Throughout the Championship a Jockey of the Month Award, in association with Channel 4, has been made by a panel of leading industry journalists and for which all members of the Weighing Room are eligible. Each month the winner receives £2,000, as well as £500 for a charity of their choice.
Jockey of the Month winners
May 2015 Ryan Moore (other shortlisted riders: James Doyle; Paul Mulrennan)
June 2015 Frankie Dettori (other shortlisted riders: Sammy Jo Bell, Ryan Moore)
July 2015 Silvestre De Sousa (other shortlisted riders: Paul Hanagan, Phillip Makin)
August 2015 Paul Mulrennan (other shortlisted riders: Sammy Jo Bell, Frankie Dettori, Silvestre De Sousa)