County Kilkenny-based James Anthony Heffernan, who was born on 17 July, 1972, and is universally known as Seamus, has been based at Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable since 1996.
Born in Milan on 15 December, 1970, the son of Gianfranco, a multiple champion jockey in Italy, Frankie Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani’s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985.
Born on 3 January, 1968, Gerald Mosse is the son of a trainer from the south of France and first sat on a horse at the age of three. He rode 20 winners in 1983, his first year as a jockey.
Ahmed Ajtebi, 27, rose to international prominence with a brilliant Group One double on Dubai World Cup night in March, 2009.
Born on 26 July, 1970, in the Fukuoka prefecture, southwest Japan, Hiroyuki Uchida had childhood ambitions of becoming a gymnast.
Born on September 8, 1968, Malesh Narredu grew up in poor surroundings and attended the St Patrick’s school in Pune, situated across the road from the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) racecourse.
On 4 April 2009 Sara Morgan, 30, a Nursery School manager and teacher could be lining up aboard a racehorse at Aintree – – to race in front of the Grand National day crowds and television audience… And all because she had a wild impulse to follow her childhood dream of being a jockey… she …
Clare Balding talks to HAYLEY TURNER The second in our series of interviews featuring major stars in the sport of horseracing for whom 2008 promises to bring great things… Hayley Turner has all she should need to be a leading jockey – talent, patience, determination and a wonderful understanding of horses. She has already won …