Richard Johnson October Blog


01 October 2019

Today is reasonably quiet for me… I head to Sedgefield for a ride in the last, for Gordon Elliott.

I’ve enjoyed a great partnership with him at Perth this summer – riding several winners. 

Tomorrow I am at Huntingdon, for a full book of rides, as the workload really begins to move up a gear. 

At this time of the year, the yards are very busy getting ready for the season ahead, which really begins at Chepstow – next weekend.

There has been plenty of schooling happening, with trainers and staff working hard to get their runners ready to head to the track.

The rain we have had is a massive plus, as sometimes the ground can still be on the firm side at this time of year, but there should be no such problems come next weekend!

Chepstow is looking great, and with the weather the way it is, it should be perfect racing conditions out there.

The Champion Jockey title is, once again, my main goal this season – and it is great to already have so much competition.

My wife leaves this Friday, to begin her trek in Machu Picchu. She will be providing plenty of photographs during her journey, so people can see the challenge taken on for MIND mental health charity.

Thank you, if you have already contributed towards her fundraising target!

Don’t forget to come along to Chepstow’s Jump Season Opener Preview, on Tuesday 8th October, where I will be joining Paul Nicholls to preview the 2019/20 season – and the racecourse’s opening jumps fixture!





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