FOLLOWING on from a long line of successful Hawick jockeys, Teri teenager Jason Hart is in line for this year’s apprentice title.
The Apprentice Jockeys’ Championship is decided on ridden winners of all Flat and All Weather races taking place from March 22 to the last race at the Doncaster turf meeting on November 9.
Hart is currently five wins clear of nearest rival Thomas Brown in the race for the title, something he has worked very hard for and travelled many miles.
A product of Hawick High School, Hart left home at 15, after gaining vital experience on the pony racing circuit, to work with Mark Johnston who got Jason into the racing school at Newmarket and gave him his first ride on a horse called Elusive Fame.
After riding a good race the Hawick youngster came second, but his ambition was clear even then when stating his disappoint at not winning.
The following year Hart joined Declan Carroll in Sledmere near Malton and has since been noticed by some high-profile trainers, including Eric Alston and Tim Walford. Local trainers Keith Dalgliesh, Ali Whillans and Scobie Jardine have also given Jason rides.