My Race Days

David has ...

  • Aug
  • 29
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Naked David, Very Proud Moment, Babies and AgeLess People

Team PCRaceware  During our 10-day break in August when there was no jump racing instead of heading off to the sun, I headed to Ireland for a week of work. Joules Lamb, who runs and owns PCRaceware, asked me...

  • Aug
  • 06
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Fountain of Youth , Camera Coleman, A Channel 4 +1 Dingbat and Da Return of Da Cream Cracker

July was another good month for me on the racing scene. A 40/1 winner in Ireland on Portrade and then Marky Bob winning for me at Newton Abbot for Hugo Froud. That's now six so far this season and long...

  • Jul
  • 15
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Winners, Hurling, Snoring, BigBoyBells and the Best 3 days I've ever had

Trip to Ireland I'm really happy with the start to my season. Mind you, who wouldn't be, especially after going a year and three days without a winner last season. Since then, I've ridden seven winners and I certainly ain&#...

  • Jun
  • 30
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Suarez and Moore, AP McCoy and a whole lot more

I have to ask the question, "Is it any wonder England didn't do any good at the World Cup??"   Rooney and Ronaldo LookALike of Da Week  The World Cup is still going strong but with England gone out...

  • Jun
  • 11
  • 2014
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ChocolateBoy Gav, the craftiness of Banks and what a stable jockey should be!

I'm swinging the clubs as much as I can at the minute as things are getting a little quieter on the track as the summer creeps in. Luckily for me though, I've a couple of nice people to ride for...

  • May
  • 28
  • 2014
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The best "DingBat" yet, Michael Jackson, Paddy McGuiness, Bribes and Da Queen

It's getting to that time of year when racing and rides start to get a bit quieter. It means more time on the golf course, which I like, but I want to keep the momentum up whilst things are going...

  • May
  • 21
  • 2014
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Da Friar Tuck, G-Swan and Wearing the Trousers

Fryer Jockey I'm delighted to put myself up for Fryer Jockey this time. On the first day of the season, I had 4 rides, the most I've had in one day for quite some time. Despite them all being big...

  • May
  • 01
  • 2014
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Da Jesters revealed, being on par with McCoy and taking a break

The best thing about Sunday is that we all go back to having zero winners. Yes, the season ended on Saturday and on the Sunday we were all back to 0. That means for four full days, I'm on the...

  • Apr
  • 15
  • 2014
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Back among the winners, more Da Jesters nominations and optimistic trainers

Well a lot’s happened over the last few weeks. I have been recovering from my injuries, which included three rib fractures, two fractured eye sockets, a fractured cheekbone and multiple little fractures to both sides of my nose. Sounds bad,...

  • Mar
  • 31
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Back on the winning trail, the ups and downs of racing and Da Jesters nominations

This is how you show your appreciation to your horse  It's with great pleasure that I can finally say, I've ridden a winner. I went one year and three days without a winner and it was like a prison...

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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