Jockey Jan

Winner of Kyne Wilson Scholarship for 2011

Beverley Racecourse has announced that the recipient of the prestigious Kyne Wilson Scholarship for 2011 will be up and coming apprentice jockey, Julie Burke.
Now in its second year,
Beverley Racecourse awards the Kyne Wilson Scholarship in memory of apprentice jockeys Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson who tragically lost their lives in a fire in Norton, in September 2009.  The scholarship supports a Yorkshire-based apprentice jockey each year and includes sponsorship and support, with a package worth in the region of £4,000.

Miss Burke is employed by leading Thirsk-based racehorse trainer Kevin Ryan and has been based in England since July.  The 21-year-old hails from a racing family in County Kildare and has been riding in races for three years. Miss Burke came to Britain for more riding opportunities and her talent has not gone unnoticed, amassing more than 80 rides in races across the country in the four months that she has been here and riding 14 winners in a fledgling career.

In deciding the 2011 recipient, Sally Iggulden, Chief Executive of the Beverley Race Company, said, “The Kyne Wilson Scholarship presents a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to get on and better themselves in the tough world of horseracing. Jan and Jamie will never be forgotten in the industry, and supporting apprentice jockeys seems an appropriate legacy. We had been watching apprentice races throughout the season, and I had mentioned the scholarship to several trainers and racing aficionados and one name kept popping up.  We approached Julie who was delighted to take on the scholarship and I am very much looking forward to working with her in 2011.”

As the recipient of the 2011 Kyne Wilson Scholarship, Miss Burke said, “It is a real honour to be riding in memory of Jan and Jamie next season and I will do my very best to do them proud. I am pleased to be associated with Beverley Racecourse and just hope I can notch up a few winners there! The scholarship is a fantastic idea and I am sure that I will really benefit from it.”

The year-long scholarship runs from 1 January 2011.

Burke to benefit from Beverley scholarship

Irish jockey Julie Burke has been confirmed as the latest recipient of the Kyne-Wilson Scholarship at Beverley.

The 21-year-old has ridden 14 winners to date in 2010 and has now received recognition from the Beverley-backed sponsorship package, which was set up in memory of Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson, the two apprentice jockeys who were tragically killed in a fire in Norton last year.She inherits the scholarship, which was set up to nurture and advance the talent of young jockeys and raise their profile and is believed to be worth around £4000, from Paul Pickard and it will run for a year from January 1, 2011.

"It is a real honour to be riding in memory of Jan and Jamie next season and I will do my very best to do them proud,” Kildare-born Burke, who works under Thirsk handler Kevin Ryan, was quoted as saying by the Press Association.

"I am pleased to be associated with Beverley and just hope I can notch up a few winners there.

"The scholarship is a fantastic idea and I am sure that I will really benefit from it."

Sally Iggulden, the Beverley chief executive, added: "The Kyne-Wilson Scholarship presents a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to get on and better themselves in the tough world of horseracing.

"Jan and Jamie will never be forgotten in the industry, and supporting apprentice jockeys seems an appropriate legacy.

"We had been watching apprentice races throughout the season, and I had mentioned the scholarship to several trainers and racing aficionados and one name kept popping up.

"We approached Julie who was delighted to take on the scholarship and I am very much looking forward to working with her in 2011."

 

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