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David has ...

  • Oct
  • 22
  • 2014
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Da finale blog!

After four years of writing my blogs for Lovetheraces and Attheraces this is to be my final one. I've had good fun doing it over this time and hopefully I have given you a good insight into a jockey’s life...

  • Oct
  • 02
  • 2014
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Teetotallers, injuries are so bad and 007 Chappers

They say there is rain due shortly but in my eyes it can't come quick enough. The horses are saddled, my goggles are down and the white flags raised but we've got nowhere to go as the ground is just...

  • Sep
  • 10
  • 2014
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Da Gooch, Curley Fingers, Ageless, DingBats and naughty Tayto

It's that time of year when all horses are swans, with their owners, trainers and jockeys all dreaming of making it to the Festival of Dreams that is Cheltenham. I've been riding out for the past few weeks for the...

  • Aug
  • 29
  • 2014
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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
  • 2014
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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
  • 2014
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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
  • 2014
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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...

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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