Jockeys of the future celebrated at pony racing awards

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  • Promising young riders were recognised at the Pony Racing Authority (PRA) awards.

    Members and families attended an awards dinner on Sunday (29 November) to celebrate the achievements of the youngsters who took part in the Charles Owen Racecourse Series in 2015.

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    Attendees enjoyed a tour of Nicky Henderson’s yard to meet some of the stars before heading to Sheeprove Eco Conference Centre for a roundup of the year and presentation of awards.

    “We would like to thank all the families who have taken part in the series this year, and we look forward to seeing lots of members and lots of new faces on the racecourses next year,” said a spokesman for the PRA.

    They thanked the Prince Family, RaceTech and CareersinRacing for their sponsorship of the awards and Charles Owen for their sponsorship of the series.

    Award winners

    Finals awards

    Winner of 148cm final AJ O’Neill
    Winner of 138cm final Sophie Smith
    Winner of 148cm conditions final Rachael Sharpe
    Winner of 138cm conditions final Minty Bloss

    Rose bengal awards presented by Richard and Dawn Prince

    Rose Bengal leading rider 148cm James Bowen
    Rose Bengal leading rider 138cm Sophie Smith

    Rose Bengal scholarship awards presented by Richard and Dawn Prince

    Rose Bengal scholarship winner 148cm Connor Murtagh

    Rose Bengal scholarship runners up 148cm Ben Godfrey
    Thomasina Eyston
    William Humphrey
    Abbie McCain
    Connor Brace

    Rose Bengal scholarship winner 138cm Tamby Welch

    Rose Bengal scholarship runners up 138cm Tyler Heard
    Ger Supple
    Daniel Cox

    RaceTech Graduate Award 2015 presented by Catherine Pullan of RaceTech

    Winner Joshua Bryan
    Runner up William Cox
    Fourth Sam Burton
    Fourth Bruce Lynn

    CareersinRacing best turned out presented by Zoe Elliot of CareersinRacing

    Winner 138cm Tyler Heard and Charlie Todd
    Winner 148cm Roy Day

    The most widely travelled during 2015 Charles Owen Series

    Michael Treneer who took part in 13 Charles Owen Races

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