RaceTech has been involved with pony racing for three seasons now and is proud to announce that we are continuing our support of young riders for the coming year both as part of the highly successful racecourse series and also in conjunction with the Point to Point Authority supporting pony racing between the flags.
As “Partners in Pony Racing”, RaceTech sponsor the provision of entries and results in Go Pointing Magazine, ensuring that young riders will get the opportunity to see their names in print. Entries will be published correct as of time of going to press and results will be published the week after racing.
There are approximately 87 Point-to-Point fixtures now staging Pony Racing, across two height categories (up to 138cm and 148cm) designed to encourage young riders into racing competitively, and the sport has already seen several young jockeys graduate onto horses both between the flags and under Rules.
In addition to the results service, RaceTech is also delighted to sponsor a number of National Championships to find the Best Rider in each height category based on accumulated points, as well as a Novice series of races, with a grand finale held at Garthorpe in June, to encourage new young people into the sport. Prizes include a training session with a leading jockey coach, days out as guests of RaceTech to see behind the scenes on a raceday and a prize giving in the winners enclosure at Cheltenham – surely every aspiring young jockey’s dream.
In addition, RaceTech will partner the Charles Owen Racecourse Series to sponsor a Best Turned Out award for pony racing on racecourses. The Charles Owen Racecourse series starts in April and runs throughout the summer, with the Finals taking place in the Autumn. Winners of the RaceTech Best Turned Out award will receive prizes in kind and will be judged by the Stewards in the paddock.
RaceTech is proud to be involved in pony racing and wishes all the participating young jockeys lots of luck for the coming season.