My Race Days

David has ...

  • Dec
  • 10
  • 2013
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Riding The Moose, muckin' about with the Twistons and a goodbye to Charlie Huxley

I haven't got time to blink at the minute and that means I'm busy racing. It's the way I like it. Zoe's horses are just starting to come right and winners won't be far away now. They are badly needed!...

  • Nov
  • 27
  • 2013
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The emotions of racing, Chappers getting the hump and the first ever Fryer Jockey!

Getting on the winners ladder is proving difficult enough at the minute, but we are definitely getting a bit closer. A mare, owned by Alvin Trowbridge who I ride for and that I mentioned a few weeks ago, ran a...

  • Nov
  • 14
  • 2013
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Taking the falls, my tribute to McCoy and a huge Dingbat Of Da Week

Racing is really hotting up at the minute with the big Open meeting at Cheltenham coming up this weekend. If I don't pick up any rides there I'll be hoping to make hay elsewhere. This week so far, I've been...

  • Oct
  • 30
  • 2013
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Heading to Champions Day, Gavin Sheehan's Mother an Katie Perry

Racing is finally picking up for me now, with more meetings and slower ground. I've been making as many trips to Ireland as I can when commitments allow and I have to say my agent over there, Rory Tierney, is...

  • Oct
  • 14
  • 2013
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A Mattie Batch Classic an Quitting racin over a Female

The jumps season is about to hit full flow and I can't wait to get going, particularly after a quiet-ish summer on the riding front. I didn't have too much to ride, so as ever, I was looking for opportunities...

  • Sep
  • 04
  • 2013
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Meeting US stars, causing trouble zip wiring and looking out for Rednecks

Da American Life  America, lets just say it was some experience. The people I met were so helpful and would do anything for you - most of all my boss Jack Fisher. He organised everything for me. He flew...

  • Sep
  • 02
  • 2013
  • Aug
  • 14
  • 2013
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Being Wally, trying not to get arrested and living the American dream

JockeyStyle does America It was all last minute but I got out here despite forgetting to bring some of my gear and my girlfriend. I arrived at my new home for the month late on the evening of 31st July....

  • Jul
  • 31
  • 2013
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Saratoga, Justin Bieber, McCoy Crisps and Sheehan caught with his pants down

July has sadly been a quiet month’s worth of racing for me. I've had a few rides, which have all ran better than their odds, including a few being placed at 33/1, but it’s all about winners. Therefore, I'm not...

  • Jul
  • 16
  • 2013
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Noel Fehily Da Turncoat and crying like a little Gurl

An Irishman true and true I am. Some of the lads take the piss sometimes saying that I'm an Englishman, as I've been here nearly half my life. Even a couple of weeks ago, I stayed in Ireland at Mikey...

About David

Hay, I'm David or Dave Crosse and I'm a professional Jumps jockey, sponsored by Mapstone Development Group, originally from near Cashel, Co Tipperary. I am now based and have been for the last 14 years in Lambourn in Berkshire - the home of Jumps racing.

Racing has been going well for me this season and I hope to make a big impact this spring when the proper jumps racing gets going. I've been through the mill with injuries down the years but nothing that has ever stopped me getting back in the saddle. I've probably broken bones in places people didn't even realise they had bones.

I'm going to take you through what I get up too on and off the track, and try give you an insight of a jockey's life and the craic we have 24/7.

Being a Jumps jockey is a dangerous game but to me its the best game in the world. I look forward to sharing the craic we have in the weighting room with the Lovetheraces and Attheraces readers. It a side of the sport that very few people see so its going to be pretty special.

So here we go...

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