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Today 4th August Tom Hamilton visited the BRS Newmarket and is pictured with Imperial Sword. Tom took part in the Charles Owen pony races last year run by the PRA at Cheltenum. The PRA asked if the JJMF would sponsor it which we gladly did as we were sure if Jan had had the choice she would have loved to have done this as well. The PRA created The Leading Northern Rider who 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. I thought it would be a good idea to have a prize for The Leading Scottish Rider (I new the kids would like the idea as they would ask if I was coming to the next pony race which brought a welcome smile to my face which I think they meant more prizes) to encourage riders from Scotland to take part in the Northern circuit so Tom Hamilton won this, and 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. 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. P.H.Kingsley Ltd. Kindly donated a pair of hand-made made-to-measure "ClassiC' Pony Racing Boots to the to the winner.

 

RACE IN JAN'S MEMORY TWO YEARS ON.

Ayr Racecourse Sales and Marketing Manager Lindsey Smith is looking forward to the night and added: “We always attract a good crowd to Champagne GH Mumm Ladies Night and our advance sales indicate this year's will be one of the highest ever.

“It's a huge attraction having the Overtones whose album 'Good Ol' Fashioned Love' has been one of the top sellers of 2011.”

First race on the night is The Jockeyjan.co.uk Jan Wilson Memorial Apprentice Handicap, in memory of Jan Wilson who rode the winner of this race two years ago and was tragically killed in a fire in Malton a few weeks later, due off at 5.40pm.

For more information go on line at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or call 01292 264179.

 

Congratulations to Paul Lodge

 

Congratulations to Paul Lodge, who, in the company of the Princess Royal, has received a prestigious Pride Of Racing award for his work as a Racing Welfare officer in Ryedale, following the Norton fire in September 2009, which tragically claimed the lives of teenage apprentice jockeys Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson.

Lodge was one of eight winners, selected from 114 nominees, at the awards ceremony, organized by Racing Welfare and attended by 230 guests last week at Epsom racecourse.

Lodge was acknowledged for the work he did in providing clothes, food and support to survivors and families following the fire, which had a devastating effect on Ryedale’s racing community

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Soccerx Launch their Weighed In Show on Sky 184.

The British Racing School and Imperial Sword the horse of the late Jan Wilson which Jan rode 3 times to victory in her short racing career can be seen on    on  Sunday 24th April on Sky 184 at 3.30

Junior Bonspiel to remember Jan

Forfar Young Curler's out in force

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."

JOCKEY JAN MEMORIAL FUND SPONSORS HAMISH AT ANGUS R D A

PICTURE SHOWS ELEANOR PHILLIPS RDA MANAGER NATHAN BOYLE (8) ON HAMISH AND HANDLER NICOLA REID WHO WAS THE FIRST WINNER OF THE JOCKEY JAN M F TROPHY

AWARDS AT CHELTENHAM PONY RACING FINALS

Thomas 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.

I 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

 

JOCKEY JAN MEMORIAL FUND CHARITY

 

As 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 www.oscr.org.uk.

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.

 

GALWAY HONOURED THE LATE JAMIE KYNE

GALWAY 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."

CHURCH SERVICE 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 at 11.30a.m. To which all are invited.

NEW AWARD LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF FORFAR JOCKEYA new award was launched on Saturday 1st of May in memory of the Forfar apprentice jockey who lost her life in a fire in North Yorkshire on Saturday 5th September with apprentice Jockey Jamie Kyne.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.

 

Jan Wilson Memorial Award Celebrates Rider’s 20th Birthday on Saturday 1st of May

The Jan Wilson Memorial Award is launched today by The Pony Racing Authority to coincide with what would have been Jan’s 20th birthday on 1st May.  The Award, in memory of the young jockey tragically killed with Jamie Kyne in a fire last September, celebrates the life of Jan and her passion for racing, and will give one young rider aged 14-15 years the opportunity to develop their career in the saddle, something which Jan had successfully done before her untimely death.

The points based Award, funded by the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund, is for riders participating in Northern and Scottish based fixtures of the 2010 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series.  The new Award will encourage riders to compete more often on the Northern circuit, which is where Jan enjoyed her career, and will help prepare them for a career in racing.     

The Rider accumulating the most points and winning the inaugural Jan Wilson Memorial Award will receive a perpetual trophy, personalised racing breeches, boots and saddle supplied by Gibsons Saddlers and P H Kinglsey Ltd, both companies that supported Jan when she was a jockey.  Media training will also be offered together with a placement at a Trainer’s yard of choice and personal tuition at the Northern Racing College, where Jan herself benefited from equicisor training.

Margaret Wilson, Jan’s Mother, says: “Jan would have been 20 years old this Saturday and this new Pony Racing Award in memory of Jan 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.  If you want good jockeys we have to help them on the road.  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.”

Rebecca Morgan, Chief Executive of The Pony Racing Authority, comments: “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.  Her untimely death was a tragedy felt by all in racing and I hope Pony Racing can do her memory proud in offering this new Award in her name.  The Award is specifically aimed at encouraging young riders based in the north, and to reward those aged 14 and 15 years who we feel will benefit most from the prize on offer.  I have worked closely with Margaret Wilson, who has acted with dignity and determination to introduce this Award in memory of her young daughter, to create a fitting and meaningful Award for Jan.”

 

 

 

 

The memorial fund set up by Jan’s parents has joined the Pony Racing Authority (PRA) to establish an award for teenagers who share the apprentice’s dream of a career in the saddle.

As a harrowing narrative emerged at Leeds Crown Court in the case over the deaths of Jan and fellow jockey Jamie Kyne in a North Yorkshire flat fire last September, her parents said yesterday they were proud to announce an award celebrating their daughter’s memory which would hopefully motivate other youngsters to fulfil their dreams.

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The idea for a Pony Racing Award was suggested to Margaret Wilson by Christine Barron from Maunby House, Thirsk.  Jan Wilson used to have a lunch time job from the Boss to help out their neighbour’s children, Philippa and William Hill, with their ponies.  Jan’s advice and encouragement with the young riders helped them achieve success in the saddle both Eventing and Pony Racing and it was felt an Award in Jan’s memory for Pony Racing would be both relevant and fitting to Jan given her interest in helping other young riders develop and improve.

 

A Bright Young Star trophy to be presented in memory of jockeys Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne

 

Jamie KyneTHE 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”.

Beverley Racecourse establishes Kyne Wilson Scholarship

A 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 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.”

Pickard chosen for first Kyne Wilson Scholarship

 PAUL PICKARD has been chosen as the first beneficiary of the new scholarship created by Beverley racecourse in memory of Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson, who died in the Malton fire in September. Paul Pickard: "it is a great honour" Pickard, 22, who is based with trainer Paul Midgeley, will receive a package in 2010 worth in the region of £4,000 aimed at assisting with fitness, improving confidence, raising his profile in the sport, and helping source on-going sponsorship.From January he will be sponsored by Beverley, and wear its branded logos on his riding gear, while the track is also organising a new website for him. Pickard, who finished fifth in this year's apprentice jockeys' championship with 30 winners, said: "It is a great honour to be the first recipient of the Kyne Wilson Scholarship. "Jamie was a great friend, and I rode against Jan several times, and both are sadly missed in the weighing room. I intend to do the pair of them proud and am looking forward to my association with Beverley racecourse."

Apprentice title renamed in memory of fire victims
This 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.

Jamie


The title race will now be known as The Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne Apprentice Championship 2009 after fami

lies of both promising apprentices, tragically killed in a blaze in a block of flats on September 5th, gave their blessing to the tribute.


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.”

 

 

 

 

 

EX-AMATEUR JOCKEY IN TRAGIC FIRE
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 fire 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 everything 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 sportingbet.com 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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