Posted on October 29, 2015 by Joules Lamb
Jockey Jack Goodchild sporting PC Racewear.
The British Racing School in Newmarket in the UK was established over 30 years ago and is now recognised as a centre of excellence for training horse riders to be tomorrow's racings greats! Jack was telling us that over 1,000 people applied for places at the school and he is thrilled to have been offered a place.
Originally from Rhydyfelin in Wales, 16 year old Jack has ridden horses since the age of 6. He had his own horse for a few years, and continued riding with the local club - Rheidol Riding Centre where he competed in events such as show jumping and dressage. Once the opportunity arose to apply to The British Racing School, Jack did so straight away and got an opportunity to try out in December 2014 when he went for interview as well as a series of fitness tests.
"I love horse racing and always have! My ambition's are to become a professional race horse jockey and trainer and compete in big races."
Unusually for a horse racing jockey, Jack is 6ft tall and weights in at 10 stone.
"I'm very slim and tall and many people have asked me am I too tall to train as a jockey? but they are wrong, it's not about the height, it's all about the weight!"
Horse racing legend, Frankie Dettori is an inspiration:
"He is a committed sportsman, who had to struggle to keep his weight in check for racing, but did it because horse racing was his dream and it meant everything to him - and its means everything to me too!"
PC Racewear are passionate about supporting young horse riders hoping to make a career in the competitive world of horse racing, and we wish Jack the very best of luck in the future!
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