It has been long recognised that inexperienced jockeys benefit from structured coaching when race riding to improve and develop their skills. With 74 races across 7 series, including both flat and jumps codes and All Weather, the Racing Excellence series provides this valuable opportunity.
Jockey coaches attend each of these races and provide expert tuition in race riding, tactics, fitness, professionalism and conduct. Points are awarded to jockeys for winning or being placed as well as for jockey skills, professionalism and conduct. The jockey with the most points wins the respective series.
The following series are for jockeys who have ridden less than 10 winners.
Whilst a whip may be carried and used for safety reasons, whip use for correction and encouragement is not allowed.
- Hands and Heels Apprentice Series
- Hands and Heels Jump Series
- Hands and Heels All Weather Apprentice Series
The series detailed below are a progression of the above race series and are for jockeys who have ridden under 20 winners. The whip maybe used in the backhand position only.
- Apprentice Training Series
- Conditional Training Series