All Sport Insurance sponsor Flat Jockey Special Recognition Award at The Stobart Lesters | Blog

January 3, 2017
All Sport Insurance sponsor Flat Jockey Special Recognition Award at The Stobart Lesters
As a partner of The Professional Jockeys Association All Sport Insurance were delighted to sponsor the Flat Jockey Special Recognition Award at The Stobart Lesters on Tuesday 22nd December at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The Lesters, often referred to as Racings ‘Oscars’ celebrates the achievements of Britain’s jockeys both on the flat and over jumps and recognises the hardwork and dedication that jockeys contribute to their sport every year.

The winner of the All Sport Insurance Flat Jockey Special recognition award was the late Tom O’Ryan, accepted by his widow Wendy. Tom, the former flat jockey and later journalist tragically died in the summer after a short battle with cancer.  Tom was a great support to many jockeys throughout their careers and is sadly missed by all those who knew him and benefitted from his advice, mentoring and kindness.

The Jump Jockey and Flat Jockey of the Year Awards were won by Champion Jockeys, Richard Johnson and Jim Crowley respectively. It was great to see their personalised Stobart trucks parked either side of the stage, as Stobart continue to promote the sport and increase the profile of the jockeys in the eyes of the public.
Following dinner and the awards ceremony guests were treated to live entertainment from Ronan Keating.

All Sport look forward continuing to work with the PJA to support the jockeys with their insurance requirements and wish them all the best for a safe and successful 2017.
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