Jockey Jan

Beverley Racecourse establishes Kyne Wilson Scholarship
Jamie and JanA YORKSHIRE-based apprentice rider will be the beneficiary of a new scholarship set up to remember the two jockeys who tragically died in the Malton flats fire.

Beverley Racecourse has established the Kyne Wilson Scholarship, which will give the chosen rider a £4,000 boost for the whole of the 2010 season.

The package will help the jockey with fitness, correct riding attire, raising their profile within the sport, improving confidence and helping to source on-course sponsorship.

Beverley launched the scheme as a memorial to talented apprentices Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson, who lost their lives in a Jamie and Janfire in Buckrose Court on September 5.

The scholarship has the blessing of both Jamie and Jan’s parents and the jockey who benefits will be helped in a number of ways.

Personal fitness trainer Sarah O’Meara, wife of former jump jockey David O’Meara, understands the lifestyle of a jockey and how to maximise fitness levels, Malton’s White Rose Saddlery will provide the equipment and Beverley Racecourse will sponsor each jockey for one year – with racecourse branding being displayed on riding and other equipment.

There will also be access to a sports psychologist, while the racecourse will use their expertise to enable the jockey to find on-going sponsorship once the period of the scholarship ceases.

Sally Iggulden, Beverley Racecourse manager, said: “Staff at the racecourse, and regular racegoers to Beverley, were shocked and saddened by the tragic events that took Jan and Jamie back in September.

“We wanted to do something to celebrate their lives and it was felt that a scholarship which provided support and guidance to young jockeys would be a fitting tribute to them both.

“We are delighted that both families thought this was a good idea, and the scholarship would be a wonderful way of remembering two young riders who many believe would have gone on to make their mark in the sport of racing.

“Jamie was a regular rider at Beverley, achieving his first double here and, indeed, his last winner on Duchess Dora. Jan rode her first placed horse here, when partnering Bed Fellow to fourth place as an amateur rider in September 2008.” [Sally and Paul]

Sally Iggulden continued: “The selection of an apprentice jockey is already underway and it is hoped that the first recipient of the Kyne Wilson Scholarship will be announced in early December.

“The selection process hopes to identify a keen apprentice, who has already shown a level of dedication to the sport, to whom the advantages of the scheme will be readily used to help progress their career.

“We here at Beverley are very excited about the scholarship and hope that the initial winner of this award will see a huge benefit from the extra resources that will be available to them.”
Bright Young Star trophy to be presented in memory of jockeys Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne
JanTHE memory of Jan and Jamie will be kept alive in a new award.

The Bright Young Star trophy will be presented to young people in the town and neighbouringMalton who have “drive and passion and who have excelled in their chosen field beyond their years”.

The parents of Jamie Kyne, one of the two jockeys, described the award as a “lovely gesture” and said it helped to keep the memory of their son alive.

The award is one of six which will be handed out at the first Pride Of Malton & Norton Awards, to be held next month. The Bright Young Star award is backed by the Racing Welfare organisation.
Jamie’s father, Gerry, said: “We are overwhelmed by what Malton and Norton wanted to do here. The awards are an inspiration to all. I thank everyone for their support”.

Jan’s mother, Margaret, said of the award: “It’s a nice thing for Malton to do as it recognises people’s achievements, especially that of the young.

Paul Lodge, of Racing Welfare, said: “The parents of Jamie and Jan, together with Racing Welfare, recognise the support that the people of Malton, Norton and surrounding areas have given to those affected by the tragedy”.
Apprentice title renamed in memory of fire victims 2009

Jan and Imperial SwordThis year’s apprentice jockey’s championship has been renamed in memory of Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne the two young riders who died in a flat in Malton this month.

The title race will now be known as The Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne Apprentice Championship 2009 after families of both promising apprentices, tragically killed in a blaze in a block of flats on September 5th, gave their blessing to the tribute.
Jan and Imperial Sword

Kevin Darley, chief executive of the Professional Jockey’s Association, said; “This is an excellent gesture by the sponsor. It is most appropriate that this season’s apprentice championship is renamed in memory of Jan and Jamie.”


Monday, September 7th, 2009

Racing is finding it hard to come to terms with the tragic loss of two promising young jockeys who lost their lives when a fiJan and Bed Fellow in Hamilton in Amateur Racere ripped through their flat in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Talented apprentices Jamie Kyne aged 18 and 19-year-old Jan Wilson, who began her career as an amateur, lost their lives in the blaze in Norton near Malton, North Yorkshire.  They were both looking forward to riding the next day at York and Thirsk respectively, where Jan was to have ridden her mother Margaret’s IMPERIAL SWORD who has given her three wins already this season.

Jan attended The British Racing School having set her heart on becoming a jockey from an early age.  She enjoyed her first ride under Rules at Goodwood last year and was known to many amateur jockeys, having ridden in several amateur races on the Flat last season.  She was so dedicated to progressing her career that she even rode in an AJA charity race at Newcastle in October in aid of Spinal Injuries to gain more experience before taking out her apprentice’s licence. 

Jan was attached to David Barron, who said that she loved her job so much that she never mentioned taking time off because she hated the thought of missing a work morning.   He added that Jan was a very good rider but it was only recently that he had noticed her transformation to that of a jockey, especially when she won on Imperial Sword at Ayr last month.  She had tremendous potential and everythinJamie Kyneg was coming together for her.

Jamie was attached to John Quinn and his career was blossoming this season with 29 victories.  He enjoyed his biggest victory when Allan Dickman’s Ishetoo won the Sprint at York in May.  Jamie began his career with Declan Carroll who provided him with his first winner in December 2007.  A future star in the making, Jamie was currently third in this season’s apprentice championship.

Racecourses staged a period of silence in remembrance over the weekend fixtures whilst jockeys wore black armbands.  The Amateur Jockeys Association would like to express their deep sorrow at this time and send their sincere condolences to the families and friends of Jan and Jamie.

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