Bryony Frost secures Stobart Conditional Jockey Title
Bryony Frost will be crowned Stobart Champion Conditional Jockey of the year this Saturday at the bet365 Jump Finale at Sandown Park Racecourse, topping off a year to remember for the 24-year old jockey.
Frost has secured a total 49 wins during the season, beating second-placed James Bowen who reached 38 wins before taking out his professional licence and third placed Ross Chapman (36 wins) to win the illustrious title that has previously been won by the likes of Richard Johnson, who will be also named Stobart Champion Jockey for the fourth consecutive time on Saturday and the legendary Sir AP McCoy.
The Devon-born jockey is only the second woman to win the Stobart Champion Conditional Jockeys’ title, following Lucy Alexander who won in 2012/13.
Her stand-out win of the 49 came on Thursday 13 March at the Cheltenham Festival, when Frost and Frodon became front-page news after clinching victory in the prestigious Ryanair Chase – and therefore becoming the first ever female jockey to win a Grade 1 race over jumps at the Festival.
What a day!
Bryony Frost & Frodon, making history in the Ryanair Chase at @CheltenhamRaces
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 14, 2019
That win, which saw her land the Stobart Jockey of the Month award for March, will live long in the memory of Frost: “I’m beyond lucky to say I’ve joined up with some exceptional equine athletes in my career, but Frodon to me and so many others has become a symbol in himself. I’m living to make memories and Frodon made a fairy-tale a reality.” She said.