Profile

Favourite racecourse & why
"Difficult to answer, Cheltenham as it gave me my
biggest winner. Also Kempton as I have ridden four
winners in one day there, twice!"

What was your most memorable race?
"Kingscliff at Ascot the day his reins broke, never had an experience like it!"
("The same day England won the Rugby World Cup!")

What has been your worst moment in Racing?
"Personally when French Holly got killed at home schooling." (Andrew rode her 13 times, recording 8 wins and 4 placed)

Person (past or present) you most admire in Racing?
"W.A. Stephenson - Trainer (Genius!)"

If you couldn't be a jockey what would you like to be?
"All round sports presenter (Des Lynham!)"

What was your First Winner?
"Wrekin Hill 3m 3f Chase at Sedgefield" (22 November 1991)

What ambitions do you have in Racing?
"Win the National and to ride 1000 winners"

Which horse would you of loved to ride?
"Red Rum! For obvious reasons"

What is/was your favourite horse?
"Impossible to say, I have been fortunate to ride lots of great horses"

If you could change anything in Racing what would it be?
"Minimum and maximum weights raised by 7lbs"

What advice would you give to any budding jockeys?
"Work hard, listen to all advice given and most importantly enjoy it!"

What do you do to relax?
"Play golf"

Who has been most influential in your racing career?
"W. A. Stephenson, most successful trainer before Martin Pipe"
 
If you weren't a jockey, which sportsman would you like to be?
"Alan Shearer!!"

What Injuries have you sustained through racing?
5 x Broken Collarbones. (1 Now removed!)
1 x Broken Leg (Tibia, Tibia, and Ankle : 2 x plates
& 17 screws!)
2 x Left Arm. (1 x plate & 7 screws each time!)
2 x Broken Ribs
1 x Chipped Elbow
1 x Partially ruptured Cruciate Ligament on right knee
1 x Fractured Left Ankle. Continued to ride throughout!