Paul Mulrennan crowned August Jockey of the Month
Northern-based jockey Paul Mulrennan has seen off the competition to win the August Stobart Jockey of the Month Award.
Mulrennan, who enjoyed his first Group 1 success this month on board Mecca’s Angel in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York, pipped the three other nominees – Frankie Dettori, Silvestre De Sousa and Sammy Jo Bell to win the award.
Delighted with the award, Mulrennan said; “It’s been a great month for me. Winning my first Group 1 was a thrill and to be further recognised by winning the Jockey of the Month Award, and against such tough opposition, really tops it off. Obviously it’s every jockey’s dream to win a Group 1 but for me to do it at York was extra special. I’d like to thank my agent, Richard Hale and all the owners and trainers who have supported me.”
As Stobart Jockey of the Month, Mulrennan receives a £2,000 cash prize along with £500 for charity which he has chosen to split between The Leger Legends Charity Race at Doncaster and Jeans for Genes Day.
The presentation of award will be shown on Channel 4 Racing this Saturday 5 September.
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