Bryony Frost

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Welcome to our profile of Bryony Frost, the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 at the Cheltenham Festival

Bryony Frost is a jockey who has made waves in the horse racing industry over the past few years. She has become known for her skill and determination on the track, as well as her warm personality and infectious enthusiasm for the sport. In this article, we will take a closer look at who Bryony Frost is, her background and career, and some of her most notable achievements.

We look at her upcoming rides, odds, history and big wins.

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Jockey Profile of Bryony Frost

Bryony is the daughter of Jimmy Frost who famously won the 1989 Grand National on Little Polveir.

Racing runs through the family with her grandfather Richard having been a trainer and her brother Hadden a Cheltenham Festival winning jockey.

Bryony Frost was born on June 22, 1995, in Devon, England. She grew up in a family that was deeply involved in horse racing. From an early age, Frost was interested in horses and spent much of her childhood around them.

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Frost began her riding career at a young age, riding ponies in local shows and competitions. She soon progressed to riding racehorses, and at the age of 16, she rode her first winner in a point-to-point race. She continued to ride in amateur races for several years, gaining valuable experience and developing her skills on the track.

Frost excelled in pony racing before moving on to point-to-points.

She rode her first winner aboard Current Event at Musselburgh in 2015 and joined the powerful Paul Nicholls stable the following year.

Frost turned professional in 2017 and quickly made a name for herself in the horse racing world. She rode her first winner as a professional jockey in November of that year, and went on to win several more races over the following months. In February 2018, she rode her first Cheltenham Festival winner on board Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase.

Since then, Frost has continued to achieve success on the track. In 2019, she became the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 race at the Cheltenham Festival when she rode Frodon to victory in the Ryanair Chase. She has also won several other high-profile races, including the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park in December 2020.

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2017-18 was the breakthrough year for Bryony, riding 38 winners with a strike rate of almost 20%.

The following season was her best numerically with fifty winners and her mounts fell just short of £1 million in prize money.

She has been consistent ever since, with the next three seasons yielding 45, 47 and 43 winners respectively.

Her first Cheltenham Festival winner was Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase in 2017 and her first Grade 1 was Frodon in the Ryanair Chase in 2019.

Bryony Frost Big Race Wins

Frost has formed an amazing alliance with Frodon who has supplied her with many of her biggest triumphs. He won the Old Roan Chase at Aintree and the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in 2018 followed by the Cotswold Chase and the Ryanair Chase in 2019. His more recent victories include the Silviniaco Conti Chase and King George in 2020 and the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal in 2021.

She has four Grade 1 victories in total, two with Frodon and two with the two-mile chaser Greaneteen. He won the Tingle Creek Chase and the Celebration Chase in 2021.

Bryony Frost Most Famous Victories

Frost’s brilliant all-the-way win on Frodon in the 2019 Ryanair Chase was one of her finest rides. Trainer Paul Nicholls had considered running the horse in the Gold Cup but wisely opted for the shorter Ryanair and Frost confidently sent him straight to the lead. He was headed at the second last by 33-1 outsider Aso but refused to be denied and fought back tenaciously to win by a length and a quarter.

Frodon and Frost repeated the performance in the King George in 2020. Starting at 20-1, he was seemingly the third choice of the Nicholls runners behind favourite Clan Des Obeaux and the talented Cyrname. Frodon made all the running and had enough in reserve to hold the fast-finishing Waiting Patiently with Clan Des Obeaux third and Cyrname pulled up.

2019 Grand National: Frost rode Tiger Roll to victory in the 2019 Grand National at Aintree, becoming the first female jockey to win the historic race in its 172-year history.

2019 Ryanair Chase: Frost rode Frodon to victory in the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, becoming the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 race at the festival.

2020 King George VI Chase: Frost rode Frodon to victory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, beating out some of the top horses in the sport.

2018 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase: Frost rode Black Corton to victory in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park, marking her first Grade 1 win as a professional jockey.

2018 Foxhunter Chase: Frost rode Pacha Du Polder to victory in the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, marking her first Cheltenham Festival win.

Other Achievements

Frost has also been praised for her sportsmanship and positive attitude on and off the track. She is known for her warm and friendly personality, and is often seen greeting fans and signing autographs after races. Her infectious enthusiasm for the sport has made her a popular figure among both fans and fellow jockeys.

In addition to her achievements on the track, Frost has also been recognized for her contributions to the sport off the track. In 2018, she was awarded the National Association of Stable Staff’s Rider/Groom Award in recognition of her dedication to the welfare of horses and stable staff.

Summary of Jump Jockey Bryony Frost

Bryony Frost has been a pioneer for female jockeys and is a brilliant rider over fences in particular.

She has had a rough time with injuries in the last year or so but is as keen as ever to ride more winners.

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