Joe Wright, Amateur Jockey
Joe Wright, originally from Carlisle, has been riding since he was four years old, and it’s always been his ambition to be a National Hunt Jockey. The 17-year-old moved across Middleham to join the Micky Hammond team in 2014, and since has had over 30 rides in the popular Pony Racing series. In 2015, he rode his first winner under Rules aboard Minella Hero at Hexham in June, before living one of his career dreams when he won on Justin Landy’s Knocklong in December. Joe has since ridden a further seven winners in points, including a double at Charm Park on Easter Monday, and he’s currently among the leading novice riders in the country.