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NEW AWARD LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF FORFAR JOCKEY

Jan Winning at AyrNEW AWARD LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF FORFAR JOCKEY 2010 PONY RACING

The Jan Wilson Memorial Award will be contested by 14- and 15-year-old riders in Northern and Scottish fixtures of the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series.

It aims to encourage riders to compete more often on the Northern circuit, where Jan enjoyed racing.
The rider with the most points—winning the inaugural award—will receive a perpetual trophy and personalised racing breeches, boots and saddle from Gibsons Saddlers and P.H. Kingsley Ltd, both of whom supported the teenager.
The package also includes media training, a placement at a trainer’s yard of choice and tuition at the Northern Racing College, where Jan received equicisor training.

Her mother, Margaret, said yesterday, “Jan would have been 20 years old this Saturday and this new Pony Racing award in her memory is a positive way to mark the occasion.

“Jan loved racing and I am delighted to offer our support to young riders like Jan, starting out on their careers.”

She added, “It was important to me that the award is something Jan would have wanted to win herself and I am sure she will be watching down on these young riders following their dream like Jan did.

“This is for Jan.”
Jan Winning at Ayr
PRA chief executive Rebecca Morgan said, “The PRA board is proud and honoured to introduce the Jan Wilson Memorial Award, at a particularly poignant time for Jan’s family and friends.”

The Jockey Jan Memorial Fund has raised over £10,000 and supports projects including clubs which the former Forfar Academy pupil was involved in.

Please see www.pra.gb.com and in particular http://www.pra.gb.com/PRAJanWilsonMemorial.aspx where you will note the Award is now fully on our website.  I will update the scores after each fixture.

 

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