My Race Days

David has ...

  • Sep
  • 29
  • 2011

a new fan

Craig Ian McAlpine became a fan of David

  • Sep
  • 28
  • 2011
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Does milking cows get you more rides?

Racing has been quiet since my comeback ride 8 days ago but from the end of this week on its go time! I've been flat out riding out and schooling all over the country and been trying to get my...

  • Sep
  • 23
  • 2011

a new fan

Mark Williams became a fan of David

  • Sep
  • 22
  • 2011

a new fan

Rebecca Arnold became a fan of David

  • Sep
  • 21
  • 2011

a new fan

GOGS DOUGLAS became a fan of David

  • Sep
  • 20
  • 2011
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Bring on the new jump race season!

Well Sunday was my first day back racing since I had my Hernia operation. I had Peter Toole riding shotgun and it was a big day for him as it was his first days racing since he had a life...

  • Sep
  • 18
  • 2011
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New man after op, looking forward to getting back!!!

 After a 10 day break of jump racing in the calendar, it feels like the proper start of the jump season today and I'm feeling like a new man! Yes 6 weeks ago I had an over-due Hernia operation which had been...

  • Sep
  • 17
  • 2011
fixture

announced plans to attend a fixture/event

Ladies Day fixture at Plumpton racecourse on the 18 Sep 2011

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  • 30
  • 2011
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I went to Soccer AM!!!

One programme I NEVER miss during the footie season is Soccer AM. For those of you that don’t watch it, it’s a must whether you like football or not, as it’s a show where piss taking is at a very...

  • Aug
  • 24
  • 2011
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added a new blog post

Legends Race, Peter Toole and Doreen

Mentally it has been a tough few weeks for me. I was in quite a bit of pain after my Hernia operation for a couple of days and trying to stand up straight was a job in itself. But since...

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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