Funeral of James Banks

Written by Tony Millett on .

The funeral of former jump jockey James Banks will take place on Wednesday, 19 February at 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church in Marlborough.

The wake will follow at Newbury Racecourse in the Owners and Trainers Club.  Family flowers only. Donations to Mind and The Injured Jockeys Fund.


The family have asked that those attending wear ‘a touch of colour in celebration of James’.


James Banks retired as a professional jockey in February 2018.  He was found dead at his home in Naunton.  He had been working as head lad at a local stable.