Brodie Hampson voted Stobart Jockey of the Month for her February victories
Amateur jump jockey Brodie Hampson has been voted the Stobart Jockey of the Month following her two victories in her father's colours. On February 19 she won the Royal Military Gold Cup on Jennys Surprise - her first win over jumps.
Her father Mark Hampson was there to see her win - he is at present patient at the Prospect Hospice suffering from cancer.
The Jockey of the Month award was made at Sandown (March 12) - with an interview on Channel 4 Racing's transmission.
Brodie Hampson is part of trainer Sally Randell's team at Broad Hinton. Sally and Brodie, who is 21 years-old, have worked together for the past five years.
Just before February disappeared, Brodie also rode the eight year-old gelding Goal to win at Southwell in a two mile selling handicap hurdle. Goal is owned by Mark Hampson and - to complete the circle - is trained by Sally Randell.
And to add to the 'firsts', Goal was Sally Randell's first winner since she got her training licence in November.
The Stobart Jockey of the Month is voted for by Channel 4 Racing viewers. Also nominated for February was Richard Johnson - for reaching his two hundredth winner of the season. Johnson tweeted his congratulations to Brodie.
Interviewed on Channel 4 Racing by Alice Plunkett, Brodie said: "It means a lot - and thanks to everyone for voting for me - it's a privilege." She was asked how her father was: "He's doing well - he has good days and bad days, but he's been good lately."
Another young woman jockey, Lizzie Kelly, was voted last December's Jockey of the Month. At the time she worked for Neil King up on the Marlborough Downs above Broad Hinton.
Jenny's Surprise won again at Sandown on Friday (March 11.) Trained by Fergal O'Brien and ridden this time by Lieutenant Colonel Erica Bridge, she won the Grand Military Gold Cup - a three mile chase for military amateur riders.
And to nearly complete the connections - Sally Randell was the first woman to win the Grand Military Gold Cup - indeed won it three times.
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