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28th February 2010

McCoy and Moore win Lester awards

• McCoy wins Jump Jockey of the Year, Moore wins Flat Jockey • Freddy Tylicki takes apprentice of the year award

Tony McCoy and Ryan Moore were among the winners at the 20th Shadwell Lesters at the Hilton Park Lane on Sunday evening.

McCoy was adding two more Lesters to take his tally to 16 after winning the Jump Ride of the Year for Wichita Lineman at the Cheltenham Festival, while he also picked up another Jump Jockey of the Year honour.

Moore, McCoy’s counterpart on the level, was named Flat Jockey of the Year, while Hayley Turner won her seventh Lester when she took the prize for Lady Rider of the Year.

The title of Apprentice of the Year went to Freddy Tylicki and the Conditional Jockey of the Year was won by Aidan Coleman.

Two recently retired riders honoured were Mick Kinane (International Jockey of the Year) and Dale Gibson (Flat Jockey Special Recognition). The award for Jump Jockey Special Recognition went to Jimmy McCarthy.

Tom Queally picked up Flat Ride of the Year for his brilliant effort on Midday for Henry Cecil in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

Professional Jockeys Association chief executive Kevin Darley said: “2009 was a year of momentous achievements, both human and equine, in the sport of British horse racing.

“However, for jockeys especially, it will be a year recalled with great sadness because of the deaths of Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne.”


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