Nicola is crowned champion apprentice

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Jockey Nicola Currie was crowned all-weather champion apprentice at Bath Racecourse on Good Friday after another successful winter campaign.

The 25-year-old, originally from Arran but now based in Lambourn with trainers Richard Hughes and Jamie Osborne, was presented with the award after securing a total of 30 wins in the all-weather championships – a commanding 12 more wins than second placed Phil Dennis.

It is second award in a matter of months for the aspiring jockey who turned professional at the start of the year after being named Great British Racing Lady Jockey of the Year.

The all-weather championships is decided on wins from Tuesday October 23, 2018 until Friday April 19, 2019 on all-weather tracks.

Ahead of her crowning, at which she picked up a cheque for £4,000 Nicola spoke exclusively to Great British Racing, and revealed some things that may come as a surprise to some people in a fun-filled video.

Asked what she would do if she wasn’t a jockey, Nicola told of her love for football which stems from her uncle Steve Nicol, who used to play for Liverpool FC.

The jockey also revealed her two racing idols as Cathy Gannon and Hayley Turner, and her best friend in the weighing room as Hollie Doyle.

In the video, she explained her dream race to win is the Investec Derby, the horse she most wished she could have ridden as Frankel. She also revealed her favourite TV series as Keeping up with the Kardashians and her choice of a cheat meal to be Chinese.

Nicola as she is seen in the video. NO_B17jockey01

Confirmation of Nicola’s latest win. NO_B17jockey02