Darley Crown nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Darley Crown. The Darley Crown will be run on Saturday 30th April at Hawkesbury racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1AMMIRATAM4Joseph Pride
2ARTISTRYM4Peter & Paul Snowden
3BERRY DELICIOUSM4Jason Coyle
4CRADLE MEM7David Pfieffer
5DANISH TWISTM4Kris Lees
6ELECTRIC POWERM5Kris Lees
7FITOUM4John O’Shea
8LADY JIVAGOF3Jeff Englebrecht
9MAHARAM6Peter & Paul Snowden
10MARY LOUM5Anthony Cummings
11NANCYM4Peter & Paul Snowden
12ONEMOREZETAM4Kris Lees
13PEACE FORCEM6Gerald Ryan
14PRESS REPORTM4Lee Curtis
15ROLE MODEL (NZ)M5Gai Waterhouse
16SENSE AND REASONM5Chris Waller
17SHE’S CLEANM7Chris Waller
18SWEET KISSM5Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti
19TENDERM4Joseph Pride
20TWO BLUEM7Kristen Buchanan

News:

For so long in the shadow of Sir Anthony McCoy, Richard Johnson has finally claimed his first British jumps jockeys’ title.

He took his tally to 235 for the season, riding Menorah to a Grade Two victory at Sandown on the final day of the National Hunt season.

Runner-up to McCoy 15 times, Johnson said it was the realisation of a dream after 20 seasons in the saddle.

“This has been a day to remember. It is the culmination of a lot of hard work and patience and the realisation of a dream,” Johnson said.

“I’m as surprised as anyone with the way the season has gone.

“There was a sense at the start of the season that if I won people would say it has been only because AP had retired.

“While that is true to a degree, the number of winners I have had and the work I put in to achieve it, means it is so satisfying.

“Winning the title means everything to me. It is really what you work towards every day. There have been times when you think, ‘Am I ever going to win it?’, but I’m glad to say that it has finally come true.”

The unassuming farmer’s son, now 38, is only the second person to ride more than 3000 jumps winners.

While McCoy’s total of 4358 is unlikely to be topped, Johnson holds his long-time rival in the utmost respect, and the 20-time champion presented him with the trophy.

“AP was great to ride against. He was tough but fair, everything a good sportsman and a great champion should be,” Johnson said.

“He was a true champion and it was a tremendous honour that he was here today.”

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