Newly crowned champion jump jockey, Richard Johnson has confirmed he would be “keen to go” to York to ride in a contest that had been dubbed the “Sunbets Jump Jockeys’ Nunthorpe.
James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at the racecourse reflects on the 2016 season at York and looks ahead to 2017, with live performances from Olly Murs (Saturday 1 July) and Jess Glynne (Friday evening 28 July) to look forward to.
Trainer Richard Fahey is hoping he can improve on his record breaking last 12 months in 2017.
The Malton based maestro celebrated Group One success with Ribchester in France and unparalled success in the UK this year included the Frankel filly Queen Kindly in the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York, where he was once again Champion Trainer.
Fahey's been taking stock about a memorable 2016 and hopes for 2017 in an interview with Mike Vince.
Heartbreak City, trained by Tony Martin in Ireland has won Europe's richest handicap, the Betfred Ebor at York.
He stormed to a 4 length success from Shrewd and Quick Jack, also trained by Martin, in a race where the first three home were ridden by apprentices.
It's a red letter triumph for young jockey Adam McNamara, the 19 year old from Limerick and now based with Richard Fahey in Yorkshire.
He spoke with Mike Vince afterwards.