Pulborough-based jockey Jim Crowley, is enjoying good successes as a freelance, after relinquishing his job as stable jockey to Hampshire-based Ralph Beckett.He had three winners at the August Bank Holiday Goodwood meeting- with an appropriate third winnner on the final day yesterday ( Sunday).
This came on the David Simcock-trained The Corsican, an 8/1 shot, which won the Harwoods Group Stakes, beating the favourite Madeed by a length and a half. Crowley is married to Lucinda, the youngest of three daughters of former trainer Guy Harwood.
On the opening day of the meeting he had a double initiated by Arethusa, a 3-1 shot trained by Ed Dunlop, which won the Doom Bar Nursery Stakes by half a length and followed up swiftly with a 10-1 win on board Saucy Minx, trainer by his sister-in-law Amanda Perrett at Coombelands Racing Stables, Pulborough.
He missed the second day of Goodwood’s August Bank Holiday meeting because of commitments at York, where he rode Ed Vaughan’s three-year-old Adventure Seeker to finishe second, beaten only by three-quarters of a length in the Melrose Sgtakes Handicap, and then was third in the Julia Graves Rose Listed Stakes, beaten only by a neck and a nose on board 14-1 shot Al Fareei , trained by James Tate.
The feature race of the final day at Goodwood, the Group 3 Doom Bar Supreme Stakes went to Irish trainer Sabrina Harty , who saddled up Ansgar to win under jockey James Doyle. It was the trainer’s first time at Goodwood and Goodwood’s management hopes that her success will encourage other Irish trainers to send runners to the Sussex track.
It was the start of a double for James Doyle, who also won the Doom Bar Fillies Stakes on Luca Cumani’s Jordan Princess.
Goodwood’s next fixture will be on Tuesday September 2, when more top class racing can be expected. The first race will be at 2.20pm and the last at 5.40pm and tickets can be obtained in advance from https://ticketing.goodwood.com or by ringing 01243 755055.01 243 755055 /01243 755055 /