Paddy’s finest hour remains his 2010 Gold Cup win on Imperial Commander, but the Irishman has enjoyed plenty of other highlights in his career, riding more than a thousand winners, winning big races like the Ascot Chase, the Betfair Chase (three times!) and the King George VI Chase. He has ridden top calibre horses like Cue Card, Inglis Drever and Tidal Bay.
A notable win in 1998 at the age of 17 means Jamie is the youngest jockey ever to win a classic. Since then the Irishman has proved no stranger to big wins, collecting a slew of Group and Grade 1 victories around the world, and finishing as the UK’s Champion jockey in both 2005 and 2007. But Jamie has had plenty of success more recently too, with a win on Deauville at the Belmont Derby in 2016 standing out.
Last year, Josephine Gordon was crowned Champion Apprentice, on British Champions Day at Ascot, having sprung to prominence by riding 50 winners over the course of the championship season. Josephine's rapid rise up through the ranks shows no sign of slowing down in 2017. Backed by leading trainers, including the likes of Hugo Palmer, William Haggas, Ed Dunlop, Sir Michael Stoute, Saeed bin Suroor and Michael Bell, it will be sooner rather than later that we see Josephine claim top-level race successes. An ambitious and driven personality, Josephine is certainly not resting on her laurels and is aiming to break through the 100-winner mark in 2017 and become only the second female jockey to do so.
With 24 fights, 24 wins and five knockouts, Josh is the current WBC International featherweight champion. Trained by his father Sean O’Hagan and set to enjoy a big year in 2017, which includes a fight with Kiko Martinez in May, the Leeds Warrior has world title ambitions – but remains a down-to-earth character outside of the ring. A huge sport fan, Warrington follows local side Leeds United when it comes to football, and is also a supporter of rugby league team Leeds Rhinos.
Carl Frampton is the former unified world super-bantamweight and world featherweight champion. With victories on his resume against elite level fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Kiko Martinez and Scott Quigg, he is widely regarded as pound-for-pound one of the best fighters in the business and has been named Ring Magazine, Boxing Writers of America and ESPN Fighter of the Year. Now signed with promoter Frank Warren, the Belfast fighter is a leading light of BT Sports new boxing coverage, Frampton is well positioned for a huge few years to come.
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