One of the best things about racing and the circuit in general is the sheer volume and completion that exists across the board. Many star names exist across the sport, but there’s always turnover and change regarding who the best is. With Jim Crowley, you can fully understand why the hype exists: he looks to be one of the next in line of a growing volume of world-class starlets coming through the circuit.
So far in his career, Crowley has established himself as one of the leading flat jockeys in the British racing scene. The current Champion Jockey, having won the FJCs in 2016, Crowley has become a name well worth remembering for fans of the sport. With a growing list of achievements across a career so far, his Ascot upbringing helped to set the tone for a born jockey.
Starting out as an amateur, he switched to National Hunt racing and rode with Sue Smith’ stable. With around 300 winners there before returning back to the flat racing circuit, he rode for his sister-in-law, Amanda Perrett, over at Pulborough. 2010 seen him move over to Ralph Beckett, and since then it’s been success after success.
In 2016, he won the title as mentioned above, defeating 2015 Champion Silvestre de Sousa, and breaking the record for monthly victories with a barely believable run of 46 victories across the month of September to help seal his burgeoning reputation.
The new number one jockey for Hamdan al-Maktoum, the career path of Jim Crowley looks like it’s only going to continue to shine and grow as time goes on!
Achievements & Highlights
Associations – Sue Smith, Amanda Perrett, Ralph Beckett.
Earnings – ?