Brian Hughes landed the 2016 Cartmel Jockeys’ Challenge, sponsored by the Swan Hotel & Spa at Newby Bridge, the second time he has been champion after his win in 2014. Hughes took advantage when champion jockey Richard Johnson missed some mid-season meetings to relinquish his early advantage.
Hughes wins a luxury break at the Swan Hotel and Spa after holding off the late challenge of Henry Brooke, who was finishing as runner-up for the second successive season.
Cartmel trainer James Moffatt completed another great season at his local course by claiming the Andrea Robinson Memorial Trophy for the second time in a row, this time decisively beating four-times champion Donald McCain into second place.
As in 2015, Irish trainer Gordon Elliott was the only other player in the title race with the big three having it between them from the opening meeting in May until the final meeting of the season on August Bank Holiday Monday.
Every jockey who has a ride and every trainer who has a runner at Cartmel is automatically included. The challenges work on a points system with three points for a win, two points for second and one point for third. Come the last race meeting of the season and the Jockey with most points after the last race is crowned champion and receives a luxury weekend break for two at the Swan Hotel & Spa. The top Trainer receives the Andrea Robinson Memorial Trophy.
Results will be kept up to date in each racecard and on a notice board outside the weighing room and on the website.