Flat jockey Kirsty Milczarek rides out her claim

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  • Leading Flat apprentice Kirsty Milczarek has joined an elite band of female jockeys by riding out her claim.

    Flat racing apprentices receive a weight allowance to encourage trainers to give them rides, which decreases with the number of winners they achieve, until they reach 95 career victories.

    Kirsty, 23, rode her 95th winner on Ruby Tallulah in the Owl Nursery Stakes at Lingfield on Tuesday.

    Ruby Tallulah was the 58th win of the season for former show jumper Kirsty, who joins Emma O’Gorman, Alex Greaves, Lisa Jones and Hayley Turner as the only British women to ride out their claims.

    Kirsty told H&H: “it’s a big honour. It’s a feeling of real achievement and makes everything feel worthwhile. All the months of struggling and not knowing when your next ride is, or how your rides are going to run.

    “I’m ready for all the hard work ahead. People have said it’s going to be tough. Even though I don’t like singling us out, it’s always been hard being a girl in racing, I’m going to keep battling.”

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