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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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