Posted on 2nd January 2024
A dream come true for 14-16 Year Old Programme Graduate Jack Doughty
Friday 22nd December 2023 was a day to remember for sixteen year old Jack Doughty, as not only did he have his first ride as an Apprentice Jockey onboard Fieldsman at Southwell Racecourse for his employer Tony Carroll, but it turned out to be a dream day as he achieved his first winner.
Jack successfully completed the 14-16 Year Old Programme
in the workplace and was keen to begin the Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship
, which he is now working towards achieving. He was also granted his Apprentice Jockey Licence in November 2023 following an intense two week course at the National Horseracing College. To gain valuable experience and knowledge, Jack has been part of the team and ridden out for Henry Oliver Racing Ltd
and at Tony Carroll Racing
in Worcester, which is where he is now based.
From the age of 12, Jack has enjoyed the thrill of Pony Racing, even winning a few races, with his own pony that he trained and dedicated himself to. Pony Racing is a fantastic way for young people to experience the thrill of racing and to understand racing etiquette.
Jack’s Roving Tutor, Sinead Logush, expressed how “𝐽𝑎𝑐𝑘 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠, 𝑖𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐿𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙 1 𝐷𝑖𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑚𝑎. 𝐻𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑡, 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑡, 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑, ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑑𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑. 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑓𝑎𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑢𝑐𝑘 𝑎𝑠 ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑡!”