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Ascot applauds champion Josephine

Lambourn rider collects top apprentice award on Champions Day

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Ascot applauds champion Josephine

Josephine Gordon receives mementoes and her prize of £5,000 from Andrew Tinkler Picture: Great British Racing & Racing Fotos

LAMBOURN-based jockey Josephine Gordon was crowned the 2016 Stobart Champion Apprentice Jockey on Saturday’s QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.

The 23-year old has ridden a total of 50 winners across the 2016 British flat racing season and becomes the third female jockey to win the apprentice championship following Amy Ryan in 2011 and Hayley Turner’s joint win in 2005 with Saleem Golam.

Josephine Gordon produced an 11 per cent winning strike rate and rode for more than 100 trainers, making her one of the most in-demand jockeys on the circuit, and as well as being apprentice jockey to Stan Moore, she received the patronage of renowned trainers including Sir Michael Stoute, Hugo Palmer and Richard Hughes.

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