Inaugural Horse of the Month: Richard Johnson picks November’s nominees

Features | 15th December 2021

Former Champion Jump Jockey Richard Johnson picks his the three nominations for the new Horse of the month award. Starting with November, vote below for your favourite...

Four-time Champion Jockey Richard Johnson has selected three magnificent horses for the new Horse of the Month competition.

To reflect and shine a spotlight on the amazing animals that power our sport, each month the retired jockey will be keeping his eyes out for big performances on the track and up and coming stars of the sport.

All three nominees for November gave spectacular performances that didn’t go unnoticed by Richard. Find out more about each equine star for November below.

The voting has closed and here are the results.

Horse of the Month November results

November’s Horse of the Month contenders

West Cork – Trained by Dan Skelton

Richard Johnson’s verdict: “West Cork was a great winner of the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle after two years absent from the racecourse. A huge effort for the horse and great training from Dan Skelton.”

Cloudy Glen – Trained by Venetia Williams

Richard Johnson’s verdict: “Cloudy Glen put up a great performance to win the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury. A 33-1 shot in such a competitive race proves his talent and determination.”

Back on the Lash – Martin Keighley

Richard Johnson verdict: “Not only was Back on the Lash a fantastic winner of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, he has taken really well to these fences. He is proving to be getting better in every run.”