The name George Chaloner first came to our attention 15 years ago when he was 12 years old and riding in Pony Races. Fast forward four years and upon completion of full-time education, George enrolled onto the 12-week residential Foundation Course and was secured a work placement at the North Yorkshire stables of the late Malcolm Jefferson. Mr Jefferson nurtured his early career and, when the time was right, encouraged him to attend a trial at the all-conquering stables of Richard Fahey Racing where George successfully gained an Apprentice Jockey licence.
George recalls his riding days with much fondness. Having ridden 237 winners including a 2014 Royal Ascot winner in the Wokingham followed just eight days later when he won the Northumberland Plate, he was riding at the top of his game when a serious fall halted his riding career.
After spending a year working as a Trainee Clerk of the Course, George has gone full circle and is once again working hands-on in a racing yard. The future looks exciting with a training career a real possibility.