My Race Days

David has ...

  • 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
  • 2014
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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...

  • Mar
  • 12
  • 2014
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Cheltenham, chatshows and jockey coaching!

The best weeks racing of the year is here. The Cheltenham Festival. Sadly I've no mounts but I've had great fun taking part in a few Cheltenham previews. Last week I headed to the Cloddagh Ring where we had a...

  • Feb
  • 26
  • 2014
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Hitting Da Crosse-Bar, 66-year-old Alain and getting one over 'Dum'

People must think I'm going mad - some probably think it anyway – but I am keeping sane during my sabbatical from the winners’ enclosure.  My last winner was in March and I've hit the David Crosse-Bar a number...

  • Feb
  • 14
  • 2014
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Father & Son, Dingbat of Da Week and Da love poem

There's not a whole pile for me to report on the racing front at the minute as whenever I am down to ride, it is called off well in advance due to the torrential weather we’re having. These things happen...

  • Feb
  • 06
  • 2014
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Cashing in on squash with 'Dum', Sam Jones being the laughing horse and Barney Hood

I'm finding myself watching the weather forecasts daily at the minute. The water tables at most racecourses are very high and we’re starting to lose a lot of meetings. No meetings means no money, which is not good, but it...

  • Jan
  • 28
  • 2014
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Party, Christening and Da Italian Job

Holidays are over, tans are topped up but it’s time to get back to work and hopefully have an injury free and successful season. The rain has never been far away all summer which put paid to horses that wanted...

  • Jan
  • 22
  • 2014
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Hunting in Ireland, meeting Brad and getting caught with your pants down

What is the story? If you’re a stable jockey you are stable jockey and you ride all the horses bar when they need a conditional jockey to take some weight off - well during all my years riding that was...

  • Jan
  • 06
  • 2014
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Track Chat, Fryer Jockey an Da Enemy Crosse

I've had a cracking Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Eve I attended fellow jockey Tom Siddall’s wedding, which was a seriously good affair, and included me dressing up as Santa. Da Enemy and I then headed home to Ireland on Christmas...

  • Dec
  • 19
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Da three Scrooges, racing recently and what I'm doing for Xmas

What I want for Christmas??? Mmmm… Well I have everything I want in my life, but the one thing I'm missing is winners. I’ve had more placed horses, just still no winners. Let's hope Santa comes sooner rather than later....

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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