2017 Jockeys Challenge - Cartmel Racecourse

Previous Winners

2017  Brian Hughes

2016  Brian Hughes

2015  Richard Johnson

2014  Brian Hughes

2013  Jason Maguire

2012  Jason Maguire

2011  Graham Lee

2010  Graham Lee

2009  Graham Lee

2008  Richie McGrath

2017 Jockeys Challenge


Brian Hughes confirms crown with last day double


Brian Hughes confirmed his position as Cartmel's top jockey with a last day double to land a third Cartmel Jockeys Challenge in four years.

The defending champion has dominated the competition this season and finished the campaign with a massive 52 points, a massive 23 points ahead of his nearest pursuer Henry Brooke, who finishes runner-up once again. 

The competition, sponsored by the Swan Hotel and Spa, Newby Bridge, saw champion jockey Richard Johnson make a late dash to get into the shake-up and the 2015 winner eventually finished a clear third.

Will Kennedy, who made a good start to the Cartmel season and led the Challenge in the early stages, had a lull towards the end and had to settle for fourth place with Ross Chapman and Sean Bowen just behind.

A new name on the leader board is James Moffatt's claimer Charlotte Jones. The Barrow-born rider had a cracking first season with two wins on Lough Kent and victory in the Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle on Altruism all contributing to her seventh-placed finish on 12 points.

The final table is:-

Jockey Pts
Brian Hughes 52
Henry Brooke 29
Richard Johnson 27
Will Kennedy 18
Ross Chapman 16
Sean Bowen 14
Charlotte Jones 12
Lorcan Murtagh 11
Aidan Coleman 10
Robert Hogg 10
Sean Quinlan 10
Jonathan England 8
James Bowen 7
Joe Colliver 7
Jamie Hamilton 7
Rachael Blackmore 6
Mr William Easterby 6
Dale Irving 6
Miss Becky Smith 6
Nathan Moscrop 5
Miss Emma Sayer 5
Jamie Bargary 4
Tommy Dowson 4
Mr Noel McParlan 4
Emma Todd 4
Mitchell Bastyan 3
Paddy Brennan 3
Alain Cawley 3
Derek Fox 3
Steven Fox 3
Mr Joe Hill 3
AE Lynch 3
Mr William Milburn 3
Craig Nichol 3
Mr Liam Quinlan 3
Gavin Sheehan 3
James Corbett 2
Ryan Day 2
Lee Edwards 2
Noel Fehily 2
Bryony Frost 2
Mr Billy Garritty 2
Fergus Gregory 2
Mr T Greenwood 2
Colm McCormack 2
Danny Mulins 2
Tom O'Brien 2
Finian O'Toole 2
Tom Scudamore 2
Ryan Winks 2
Callum Bewley 1
Mr John Dawson 1
Nico De Boinville 1
Charlie Hammond 1
AP Heskin 1
Sean Houlihan 1
Adam Nicol 1
Andrew Tinkler 1
Sam Twiston Davies 1
Mr Joe Wright 1