Tomorrow, Friday 30th August, will see this year’s renewal of the Creditas Taking Care of Business Stable Staff Stakes at Thirsk Racecourse. Run over a mile on the flat, the race will feature 12 riders from yards located across England and Scotland, all of whom are raising money for Racing Welfare.
In a special touch unique to this race at Thirsk, the riders will all be led up by professional jockeys on the day. All those taking part have been nominated to ride by their employers and have a variety of motivations for entering the race. The line-up of riders and jockey grooms this year is as follows:
All of the riders’ sponsorship pages can be found by clicking their photos.
Amy Fife – riding for Marjorie Fife; Jockey groom: Harrison Shaw
Cameron Hillhouse – riding for Daniel Mark Loughnane; Jockey groom: Callum Shephard
Claire Bolam – riding for Tim Easterby; Jockey groom: Rachel Richardson
Chelsea Brooks – riding for Ollie Pears; Jockey groom: Phil Dennis
Hazel Brown – riding for Liam Bailey; Jockey groom: Kevin Stott
Sophie Brown – riding for Karl Burke; Jockey groom: Clifford Lee
Lucy Conuel – riding for Jedd O’Keeffe; Jockey groom: Jack Garrity
Georgia Morrill – riding for Richard Fahey; Jockey groom: Cam Hardie
Charlotte Mulhall – riding for David O’Meara; Jockey groom: Daniel Tudhope
Isaac Wood – riding for Alistair Whillans; Jockey groom: Andrew Mullin
Natasha McKee – riding for R Mike Smith; Jockey groom: James Sullivan
Sharron Morris – riding for Patrick Morris; Jockey groom: Franny Norton
Charlotte Mulhall, who is being led up by Danny Tudhope, attributes her drive to a family connection to race-riding, saying,
Speaking on what it means to her to take part in the race, Claire Bolam, said
General Manager of Thirsk Racecourse, James Sanderson, said,
Chief Executive of Racing Welfare, Dawn Goodfellow, commented,
The Creditas Taking Care of Business Stable Staff Stakes gets underway at 1.30pm and is the first race of the day, ahead of an eight race card. The race is taking place as part of Thirsk’s Pirate’s Family Fun day, which features a giant inflatable pirate assault course amongst its attractions. Gates open at 11.30am and adult tickets start from just £6.00 (under 18s get in free), making it a perfect day out for families.