Popular Jockeys Join Team Event in Racing League

“It’s great that the racing industry has decided to try something a bit different,” said jockey Hayley Turner.

Top [UK] jockeys including Frankie Dettori, Hollie Doyle and Oisin Murphy have been signed up for the new Racing League competition which launches this summer.

David Egan, winner of big races in Dubai and Saudi Arabia recently on Mishriff, will be in a team for Irish trainers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien.

The new televised series will guarantee £2m in prize money.

How will it work?

Racing in team colors, the sides will each consist of two to four trainers working together, three jockeys, stable staff and a squad of 30 horses.

They will compete across 36 12-runner handicap races, worth at least £50,000 each, with horses rated 0-90 and run over distances between five and 12 furlongs.

All six meetings will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Each jockey will be able to ride in a maximum of 18 of the 36 races.

Jockeys will compete for a £50,000 prize pot awarded to the three riders who score the most points.