Brian Hughes won the 2017 Cartmel Jockeys’ Challenge, sponsored by the Swan Hotel & Spa at Newby Bridge, the third time he has been champion after his wins in 2014 and 2016. Hughes took an early lead in the competition and was never seriously challenged as he dominated throughout the season..
Hughes wins a luxury break at the Swan Hotel and Spa after winning by a wide margin from Henry Brooke, who was finishing as runner-up for the third successive season.
Cartmel trainer James Moffatt completed another great season at his local course by claiming the Andrea Robinson Memorial Trophy for the third year in a row, this time decisively beating four-times champion Donald McCain into second place.
As in the two previous years, it was a trainer from across the Irish Sea who took third place, but this time it was Stuart Crawford rather than Gordon Elliott who took the minor honours in the race for the title.
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.