Congratulations to August’s ATR Ride Of The Month winner Poppy Bridgwater. Poppy’s fine effort aboard Pour La Victoire at Brighton received the most votes from At The Races viewers.
Poppy wins £500, and she has chosen the ROR as the partner charity to receive a £500 donation.
Each month, the winning jockey chooses one of the sport’s most important charitable causes to receive a £500 donation from At The Races. The partners who benefit are the Injured Jockeys Fund, Irish Injured Jockeys, Racing Welfare, and the Retraining of Racehorses.
RIDE OF THE MONTH AND THE VOICE OF RACING PROJECT
In 2017, At The Races teamed up with the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust to create the Voice Of Racing with each £500 charitable donation going to the Voice Of Racing project on the jockey’s behalf.
The Voice Of Racing was a fundraising initiative allowing those who love horseracing to give something back to three of the sport’s most important charities - The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust and the UK and Irish Injured Jockeys Funds.
The focal point of the project was the inaugural Voice Of Racing Day on Friday 30th June which included a sponsored silence from Matt Chapman and Luke Harvey and Jason Weaver getting up to all sorts of shenanigans at Yarmouth.
PREVIOUS WINNERS - 2018
January: James Bowen (Raz De Maree)
February: Robert Winston (Eljaddaaf)
March: Shane Gray (Man Of Verve)
April: Katie O’Farrell (Low Sun)
May: Lucy Gardner (Snazz Man)
June: Harry Skelton (Holryale)
July: Joanna Mason (Aphaea)
PREVIOUS WINNERS - 2017
January: Jack Kennedy (A Toi Phil)
February: Stan Sheppard (Rock On Rocky)
March: Rachael Blackmore (Folsom Blue)
April: Patrick Mullins (Wicklow Brave)
May: Tommy Dowson (Captain Sharpe)
June: Sean Bowen (Gingili)
July: Harry Teal (Howaboutnever)
August: Noel Fehily (Gingili)
September: Johnny Burke (Azure Fly)
October: Tommy Dowson (Mrs Grass)
November: Maxine O’Sullivan (Wilcosdiana)
December: Jack Kennedy (Robin Des Mana)
PREVIOUS WINNERS - 2016
January: Ruby Walsh (Killultagh Vic) donated IIJ
February: Colm McCormack (Fiddler's Flight) donated IJF
March: Ger Fox (Rogue Angel) donated RoR
April: Robbie Dunne (Ayla's Emperor) donated IJF
May: Nick Scholfield (Art Mauresque) donated Racing Welfare
June: Sean Bowen (Dineur) donated Injured Jockeys Fund
July: Josephine Gordond (Dltripleseven ) donated Racing Welfare
August: Emily Easterby (Duke Of Yorkshire) Injured Jockeys Fund
September: Josephine Gordon (Wall Of Fire) donated Riding for the disabled
October: Jody McGarvey (Cradle Mountain) donated Irish Injured Jockeys
November: Seamie Heffernan (Highland Reel) donated Donated to Racing Welfare
December: Adrian Heskin (Stamp Your Feet) – Donated to IJF
PREVIOUS WINNERS - 2015
January: Joey Haynes (General Tufto) donated to RoR
February: Dave Crosse (Kadalkin) donated to RoR
March: Sean Bowen (Buachaill Alainn) donated IJF
April: Katie Walsh (Thunder And Roses) donated IIJ
May: Ian Queally (King Of Oriel) donated IIJ
June: Tom O'Brien (Conas Taoi) donated IJF
July: Gary Halpin (Beau Satchel) donated IIJ
August: Michelle Edden (Flag Of Glory) donated to RoR
September: Ben Dalton (Star Power) donated to Irish Injured Jockeys
October: Ryan Hatch (Millicent Silver) donated to Injured Jockeys Fund
November: Harry Skelton (Wilton Milan) donated to Injured Jockeys Fund
December: Richie McLernon (Very Live) donated to Racing Welfare (and his own prize to Tiny Tickers)
PREVIOUS WINNERS - 2014
January: Ruby Walsh (Sure Reef) donated to JEF
February: Frankie McDonald (Lucky Dottie) donated to IJF
March: Sam Twiston-Davies (Tullyraine) donated to IJF
April: Jamie Moore (Fruity O’Rooney) donated to RoR
May: Paul Carberry (Hareth) donated to JEF
June: Kevin Manning (Wexford Town) donated to IJF
July: Richard Johnson (August Hill) donated to JEF
August: Emma Sayer (Sergeant Pink) donated to IJF
September: Ryan Moore (The Grey Gatsby) donated to Racing Welfare
October: Alain Cawley (An Pac Ar Buile) donated to IJF
November: Brian Hughes (Runswick Days) donated to Racing Welfare
December: Jake Hodson (Wilton Milan) donated to IJF
ABOUT RIDE OF THE MONTH
Each month we will select the most impressive rides and give you the opportunity to cast your vote and crown the winning jockey. The jockey with the most votes will win a £500 cash prize*, plus they’ll also receive their own engraved ROTM Trophy.
The winning jockey will not only receive a £500 cash prize, but they’ll also be given the opportunity to choose from one of four key industry charities, and we’ll donate £500 to the charity they have selected.
The Injured Jockeys Fund
The IJF provide assistance to over a thousand jockeys who have suffered through injury and are unable to ride.
Irish Injured Jockeys
Irish Injured Jockeys raises funds and increases awareness of the requirement for public funding to provide for our injured jockeys. Irish Injured Jockeys works with individual cases and also supports The Jockeys Emergency Fund, The Drogheda Memorial Fund and The Irish Jockeys Trust.
Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)
RoR is British horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing.
Racing Welfare is a charity that helps racing people in need, with support and advice on injuries, accidents, housing, benefits and pensions for staff who work in the industry.
Register your vote for ROTM and you’ll automatically be entered into a free monthly prize draw to win a £250 funded account courtesy of Paddy Power . Have your say and vote on attheraces.com and be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.
Get involved and be part of the new At The Races Ride Of The Month – Your vote counts.
*Ireland-based jockeys will receive a £500 cheque