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2013 / 2014 SEASON

04 April 2014

Choc rides Avispa to victory in Aintree Festivalís Maresí Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed).Winnerís Prize £13,074.

25 January 2014

Choc rides Valdez to victory in Doncasterís Lightning Novicesí Chase (Grade 2).Winnerís Prize £17,370.

01 November 2013

Choc rides a treble at Uttoxeter Ė Carraig Mor (Novicesí Hurdle), Raya Star (Beginnersí Chase) and Wilde Blue Yonder (Standard Open NH Flat Race).

17 September 2013

Choc returns from 6-months on the injury sidelines (having broken his upper right arm for the second time) with a winner, Letsby Avenue, at Stratford on his first ride back.

 

2011 / 2012 SEASON

21 April 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Raya Star to win the Scottish Champion Hurdle (Grade 2 Limited Handicap) at Ayr.Winnerís Prize £22,780.

13 April 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Lovcen to win the Sefton Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 1) at Aintree.Winnerís Prize £56,270.

12 April 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Grumeti to win the Anniversary 4-year-old Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) at Aintree.Winnerís Prize £56,270.

24 March 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Tante Sissi to win the EBF Maresí National Hunt Novicesí Hurdle Finale (Limited Handicap Ė Listed Race). Winnerís Prize £20,502.

10 March 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Call Me A Star to win Maresí Standard Open NH Flat Race Final (Listed). Winnerís Prize £11,390.

25 February 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Grumeti to win the Dovecote Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 2) at Kempton Park.Winnerís Prize £12,073.

18 February 2012

Choc rides the Alan King trained Invictus to win the Reynoldstown Novicesí Chase (Grade 2) at Ascot. Winnerís Prize £14,068.

01 November 2011

Choc rides the Alan King trained Medermit to victory in the Haldon Gold Cup Chase (Grade 2 Limited Handicap) at Exeter.Winnerís Prize £34,170.

 

 

2010 / 2011 SEASON

28 March 2011

Choc rides his 1,000th career winner (994 National Hunt and 6 on the flat) aboard the Alan King trained Araldur in a Novicesí Hurdle at Towcester.

15 March 2011

Choc rides his 16th Cheltenham Festival winner aboard the Alan King trained Bensalem in The Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Steeplechase.Winnerís Prize £42,758.

05 March 2011

Choc rides the Alan King trained Montbazon to victory in the DBS Spring Sales Bumper (Standard Open NH Flat Race) at Doncaster.Winnerís Prize £34,585.

19 February 2011

Choc rides Mille Chief to victory, by a nose, over Celestial Halo in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton (Grade 2).Winnerís Prize £39,907.

This was the second leg of a treble for Choc at Wincanton today, the other winners being Jetnova and Smad Place.

05 February 2011

Choc rides the Alan King trained Medermit to win the Novicesí Chase (formerly The Scilly Isles Novicesí Chase) at Sandown Park (Grade 1) (Class 1).Winnerís Prize £21,094.††

30 December 2010

Meally and Chocís first child is born Ė William Robert, weighing in at 6 lbs 13 ozs.

13 December 2010

Choc rides Jetnova to win a National Hunt Novicesí Hurdle at Plumpton. Chocís first winner since returning from a serious knee injury which kept him sidelined for a 5-month period.

 

 

2009 / 2010 SEASON

08 April 2010

Choc wins the Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle at Aintree (Listed) (Class 1) aboard the Alan King trained Sir Harry Ormesher.Winnerís Prize £28,505

28 February 2010

Choc wins the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell Park (Grade 2) (Class 1) aboard the Alan King trained Trenchant.Winnerís Prize £33,798

23 January 2010

Choc wins the Sportingbet.com Champion Hurdle Trial (Grade 2) (Class 1) at Haydock Park aboard the Alan King trained Medermit.Winnerís Prize £25,654.

31 October 2009

Choc wins the Best Odds Guaranteed At Bet365 Maresí Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1) at Wetherby aboard the Alan King trained Santia. Winnerís Prize £22,804.

08 August 2009

Choc marries his fiancťe, Meally Greenwood, at their local village church in Guiting Power, Gloucestershire.

 

 

2008 / 2009 SEASON

25 April 2009

Choc rides 119 winners during the 2008/2009 season, beating his previous best by 14.This places him 3rd in the NH Jockeys Championship behind AP McCoy and Richard Johnson (the same position as last year).

09 April 2009

Choc wins the Lester Award for National Hunt Ride of the Year Ė for his ride aboard Nenuphar Collonges at the Cheltenham Festival 2008.He was voted for by the general public via the At The Races website.

04 April 2009

Choc is presented with the Leading Jockey Award for riding 3 winners at the Aintree Festival 2009.His winners were Walkon, Oh Crick and Voy Por Ustedes.

03 April 2009

Choc celebrates back-to-back successes aboard Voy Por Ustedes in the Grade 1 John Smithís Melling Steeplechase at Aintree. Winnerís Prize £114,020.

02 April 2009

Choc rides Walkon to victory in the Grade 1 Matalan Anniversary Novicesí Hurdle (4-year-olds) at Aintree. Winnerís Prize £74,113.

02 April 2009

Choc wins the John Smithís Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) at Aintree aboard Oh Crick. Winnerís prize £45,608.

27 March 2009

Choc celebrates his first ever 4-timer when riding to victory Call Me A Legend, Blazing Desert, Hills of Aran and High Gales.

27 March 2009

Choc wins the Dandennis at equestrianfencing.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) at Fontwell Park aboard Hills of Aran. Winnerís Prize £21,777.

27 March 2009

Choc records his best ever seasonal total of 106 winners (and still counting) when triumphing aboard Blazing Desert at Fontwell Park.

09 March 2009

Choc records his 100th winner of the current campaign when riding Silk Hall to victory in a Juvenile Novicesí Hurdle at Stratford Upon Avon.This was his second ever century, following 2007/2008 when he went on to ride 105 winners.

21 February 2009

Choc wins the Williamhill.com Dovecote Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1) aboard Trenchant at Kempton Park. Winnerís Prize £17,103.

14 February 2009

Choc wins the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Steeplechase aboard Voy Por Ustedes.Winnerís Prize £84,495.

24 January 2009

Choc wins the Wragge & Co. Juvenile Novicesí Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1) aboard Walkon at Cheltenham. Winnerís Prize £17,103.

27 December 2008

Choc wins the Coral Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle aboard Walkon (Class 1) (3-year-olds) at Chepstow. Winnerís Prize £28,505.

06 December 2008

Choc wins the Betinternet.com Henry III Novicesí Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1) aboard Araldur at Sandown Park.Winnerís Prize £22,804.

18 October 2008

Choc wins the feature race, the Dick Francis (Silks) Handicap Chase (Class 2), aboard Ouzbeck at the Cheltenham Showcase Meeting.Winnerís prize £31,310.

 

 

 

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