Interview with top British Jockey
Steve Drowne is one of the UK's top flat racing Jockey's and has won hundreds of races including some of the biggest races in the British racing calender. Over the last five seasons alone Steve has won nearly 500 races with another 1000 places resulting in a prize fund of over £5million for the various owners.
Below is a short interview Steve kindly agreed to do to give a slight insight to the World of horse racing.
TBO: Hi Steve, thanks for your time and firstly, how did you get into racing?
Steve Drowne: I started by going to The British Horse Racing School which is based in Newmarket
TBO: So Steve, do you remember what your first winner was?
Steve Drowne: Yes I remember that, it was on a horse called Sigwells Gold at Chepstow
TBO: As you have ridden at most courses which is your favourite to ride at?
Steve Drowne: Its Newbury, a lovely racecourse
TBO: If you could pick any horse to ride in any race what would it be?
Steve Drowne: It would have to be any of the wins that a horse called Dayjur won
TBO: With all the experience you have in racing who has been the best person to work for?
Steve Drowne: The trainer Roger Charlton
TBO: We all know that your chosen career is one of the most dangerous there is but what was your scariest moment in racing?
Steve Drowne: It wasn't on a horse, it was when we were in a light aircraft taking off next to Lingfield racecourse when the plane hit some trees.
TBO: I can imagine that being quite bad!
TBO: There must be some characters aswell in the Jockey's room, who the funniest and who do you get on with the best?
Steve Drowne: Gary Hind I would say, although he's now riding abroad but saying that we all get on fairly well.
TBO: Who would you recommend that we keep our eye for as an up and coming rider?
Steve Drowne: Louis-Philippe Beuzelin, a young apprentice rider working for Sir Michael Stoute
TBO: And finally Steve, what has been the biggest race you have ever won?
Steve Drowne: It was when I won the July Cup at Newmarket in 2007 on Sakhee´s Secret
TBO: Thanks for your time Steve and wish you all the best in the future.