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Jack Mitchell (jockey)

Jack Mitchell (aged 21) is a Jockey from Epsom, Surrey who has received significant media coverage as an up-and-coming jockey,[1][2] especially after his victory in the 2010 Derby Dash at the Epsom Derby. His father, Phillip Mitchell, is a well known former jockey and horse trainer and owner.[3] He was taught to ride by his mother, Patricia.[2]


Jack Mitchell's father, Phillip Mitchell is a well known trainer within the racing community, who had a considerable career as a jockey.[4][1] Living on Epsom Downs, practically on the Epsom Derby racecourse, the family has produced multiple notable jockeys, going as far back as his grandfather - Cyril Mitchell - who began his career in 1929.[5][1] His younger brother Freddie is one of the top pony-race jockeys in the country.

Racing Career

As of June 2010, Jack Mitchell has competed in over 800 races and had over 90 wins, including 5 wins (out of 18 races) on his home course of Epsom.

In 2009, Mitchell was rushed to hospital after falling from a horse during a race, but was not seriously injured.[6] Riding a horse named 'Bertoliver', He won the 2010 Investec Entrepreneurial Class "Dash" despite his saddle slipping during the race.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Racing: New generation of Mitchell dynasty hits stride in style - More Sports, Sport". The Independent. 2005-08-09. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/racing-new-generation-of-mitchell-dynasty-hits-stride-in-style-502056.html. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ron Cox. "Horse racing: Mitchell playing his cards right in strong year for young riders". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/aug/15/horseracing.sport1. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. Lee, Alan. "Philip Mitchell could be tempted back". Timesonline. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/racing/article4345934.ece. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  4. "MITCHELL'S STAR ON THE RISE". Sporting Life. 2010-03-12. http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=racing/10/04/20/manual_123616.html. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  5. "Death of Cyril Mitchell aged 85". Findarticles.com. 2001-01-31. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_7999/is_2001_Jan_31/ai_n36285779/?tag=rel.res2. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  6.  By Graham Green9.37AM 30 JUL 2009  (2009-07-30). "Jack Mitchell escapes injury after horror fall - Horse Racing News". Racing Post. http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/jack-mitchell-escapes-injury-after-horror-fall/614446/. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  7.  By Stuart Riley 3:19PM 5 JUN 2010 . "EPSOM Bertoliver holds off Hawkeyethenoo to win Dash - Horse Racing News". Racing Post. http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/epsom-derby-epsom-dash-epsom-bertoliver-holds-off-hawkeyethenoo-to-win-dash/725380/reports/. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 


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