New champion apprentice trophy named after ‘great racing man’ Tom O’Ryan



This year’s champion apprentice jockey will receive a trophy newly named after racing personality Tom O’Ryan, whose death in August sent shockwaves through the sport.
Former jockey and racing journalist O’Ryan, who lost a brief battle with cancer at the age of 61, was hugely popular in the north, particularly Yorkshire, where he laid his racing roots.
He was particularly well liked among younger jockeys, who often sought him out for riding advice, so it seems appropriate that this year’s champion apprentice will be presented with a newly acquired, perpetual trophy named in his honour.
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5 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 20
Source: Belper News
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