Jockey Jan


Picture shows Thomas Greenwood, A P McCoy and Tom HamiltonThomas Greenwood Winner of the 2010 Jan Wilson Memorial Award, Leading Northern Rider.

Tom Hamilton winner of the 2010 Jan Wilson Memorial Award Leading Scottish Rider.

Picture shows Thomas Greenwood, A P McCoy and Tom Hamilton. I asked the boys who their favourite Jump Jockey was they said A P McCoy and Graham Lee, I said snap Jan had worked at the same yard as Graham and Jan had met A P. I asked A P if he would have time to have a photograph with us as it was a day for us to remember Jan and hopefully the start of dream's come true for the boys.

It was nice for Drew and I to listen to A P recall the time he met Jan, I recalled the telephone conversation with Jan and the excitement on meeting him. A P and his wife wrote to us when we lost Jan and as I had thought what a nice caring man, I do hope he gets justice in the sports personality of the year this year.

The Leading Northern Rider was presented with the Jan Wilson Memorial Award perpetual trophy, a point-to-point racing saddle, embroidered jacket, breeches, poly pad, and boots from P.H.Kingsley Ltd. Media training will also be offered together with personal tuition at the Northern Racing College Doncaster where Jan went after work for extra training on the Simulators all sponsored by the Jockey Jan M F.

The Leading Scottish Rider was presented with the Jan Wilson Memorial Award perpetual trophy, pony racing saddle, embroidered jacket, breeches, poly pad, and a 1 to 1 training day at the British Racing School Newmarket where Jan did her NVQ2, Amateur and Apprentice Licence.

It is also where Jan’s horse Imperial Sword was retired to.

The day consists of a Tour of Newmarket including visiting a trainer’s yard, Media training with Lorna Bradburne.

Simulator training and riding with a jockey coach including video review and lunch all

sponsored by the Jockey Jan M F

P.H.Kingsley Ltd. Kindly donated a pair of hand-made made-to-measure

"ClassiC' Pony Racing Boots to the to the winner.

All winner's of the Northern series were given embroidered jacket's and rosettes and other prizes from the JJMF

To view Cheltenham Pony racing Finals video click on the Soccerx web site on the gallery and links page, it also has interviews with trainers and jockeys and some memories of Jan.

Thomas and TomI asked Thomas and Tom to write a short story about their selves.

I’ve been pony racing for two seasons and enjoyed every minute of it as it has given me a chance to ride at some of the best racecourses in the country, which I otherwise wouldn't have been able to otherwise ride at.  I started pony racing with my 12 2" pony club games pony called Spirit, and then moved on to 13 2" Lilt who taught me a lot, a pony which was kindly leant to us for me to race on was called Tracy Robertson, and could I also thank my parents for trailing me around the country and helping me to get Springs fit by taking me to the local beach nearly every day. We were lucky to find our pony Springs who I have been racing since June 09: Last year I came 6th in the national leader board and ran in the finals at Cheltenham.

I’ve been riding as long as I can remember, since I was about 4. Both my parents have ridden most of their lives and still enjoy a days hunting.

I am a member of Lancaster and District Pony Club, being a member of the pony club games team for 3 years, which went to the National Finals in 08.  I also enjoy my hunting with the Vale of Lune Harriers and enjoy helping to whip in on occasions.

Besides my riding activities I enjoy all sports, keeping fit and playing the piano and the trumpet with the Lancashire Schools Jazz Orchestra.

I am looking forward to being able to point-to-point next season, and hopefully in the future I will be able to ride under rules.

I have ridden out for James Ewart in Langholm during the holidays and I’m hoping to go back there soon.

I am very proud to have been able to race in Jan’s memory.

By Thomas Greenwood

I live on a farm in the Scottish Borders, which is good to ride around to get the horses fit and check the stock at the same time. My first ever pony race was at the Fife Point-to-Point on Crystal in April 2006 when I was 10 years old and was lucky enough to win!  I rode in a few more races on Crystal then began to race my sister’s pony, Pebbles.  On her, I was lucky enough to qualify for the pony racing final at Aintree 3 years ago, which was a fantastic experience.  This season I was asked to ride Simply Simon for The Brown Family and have had some great races on him and cant wait until Cheltenham for the finals!  I go to Hawick High School and have got my Standard Grades next spring, I would like to be a vet but I am going to have to wait to see how theses exams go! At home we have 2 point-to-pointers, which my brother is going to ride this season and hopefully I will be point-to-pointing next season, which I am looking foreword to.  I enjoy hunting most weekends with the Jed Forest and I am a member of the Duke Of Buccleuch pony club.

By Tom Hamilton

12-year-old Henry Morshead from Perth came a good 3rd in the 148cm Final with his pony Over To Kerry

JAMIE'S PARENTS, BROTHER'S AND SISTERGALWAY honoured the late Jamie Kyne by naming the concluding bumper on the first day of their three-day meeting in his memory on Saturday. Kyne and fellow apprentice Jan Wilson died in an arson attack on their flat in North Yorkshire on September 5 last year. He was represented by his father Gerry, mother Madeline, younger brothers Brandon and Daniel, sister Cassandra and other family members.After presenting the prize to winning owner Joseph Logan, Gerry Kyne said: "I couldn't possibly put into words what people from the racing world, to friends and family have done for us to get us through what has been a terrible year. "It's very much appreciated. Jamie is still very much in our minds and having this race named after him means an awful lot to us."
Forfar Academy Sponsored Run Friday 1st October 2010

A service to dedicate the seat in memory of Jan at Rescobie Church will take place at Rescobie Church after the service on Sunday 5th September 2010 at 11.30a.m. To which all are invited.

Jockey Jan Memorial FundAs from the 1st of September 2010 we are pleased to announce that the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund has become a Registered Scottish Charity, charity number SC041749 for further information it can be seen on website at
Drew and I thank all who have supported us in this terrible tragedy and hope they will continue to support the many things that Jan was involved in through out her short life in the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund Charity AS OF 5TH SEPTEMBER IT HAS RAISED OVER £25,300.00.
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