Graham Clark speaks to Grade One-winning jockey Bryony Frost about her career and the forthcoming season.
She won the jockeys championship last season, hit the headlines along with Frodon in Cheltenham in March and has emerged among the very talked-about youthful riders in the game, so listening to Bryony Frosts views on racing and life Generally is fun and enlightening:
You cant represent that sort of feeling if you cross the line. You dont know where the point is, but heads start to disappear and all I have is Frodons earsflat again, his mane in my head and all I have seen is just a blur of green and somewhere up theres the lineup and thats all we are heading to. You cross it and also the entire world disappears for a moment. You dont acknowledge how courageous hes been and where you are, what race it is is him. It was only a joyful moment – that.
We stopped for a coke and a burger in the services in the road home and I had a notice on such car that said,we watched it on the telly, which was course, things like that. I have not got a clue who they were, but they took the time to write a notice. You here a few wicked stories. If I can let people in my world a little bit and see the way I view these guys and the main reason Im doing it, thats mega for me personally. We live to create memories, thats all that we are awaiting.
Its the Gold Cup that is amateur. I remember watching him the year before with Victoria (Pendleton) thinking Id just like to ride him since hes your old chap at just six oclock in the evening – that is just like his metaphor of person – hed have his whiskey at six, sat at a big armchair and he would just put the world to rights. That was him and that he just looked the entire way round. That was a mega day and that I thought it likely would not get better than that.
I wouldnt be here saying that Ive won Grade OnesI wouldnt have been set into any sort of limelight when it was not for Paul and him giving me the support along with his associates. They have been like a second family to me here. From being under the wing of those my riding has enhanced endlessly.
As a result, your task is to increase your horses profession, that is what youre used to perform and that is the reason the reason you love the task, because every single time you sit a horse, if youve got a one-litre engine or a V8, you are attempting to make him the very best he could be.
Ive always done me. Ive never tried to design myself on copy or anyone anyone. I try to learn from all and anyone – . To any child in life hoping to do so, youve got to try to surround yourself with individuals that are good at their jobs. Familiarizing yourself with champions if youd like to be near the top.
To visit Sandown (for the last day of the season) was a significant moment for me personally, I was on 49 winners – I really would have loved to get to 50. We understood we had the name in the bag, which was done so everybody was coming up to say weve a got a fiver on Black Corton and you and I was just likeOK but he came straight back on tune. He gave the very ideal twist of my entire life to me and put me back on cloud nine following a gloomy five weeks beforehand. I owe him a great deal and it was mega to acquire the name.
I have always believed its remarks that will stop you at the days conclusion. Theyre not truth, and therefore you dont need to listen to them. For me, if youre good enough, you will get the opportunities. Paul doesnt give rides since I am a woman to me he offers me rides because I strive hard and carry out my directions and do the best I could. That is the reason , not because of who I am. It cant change, I.
(A journalist) phoned me up and wanted to do a meeting, and his first question is,women struggle because they are not as powerful as guys and also my hackles went up immediately. I said,ask you to talk to me and I will give a metaphor to you. He was a bit bemused, however, saidall right. I said,you have got a soccer player and a leading jockey, so name me a rugby player, which he did, and I said,title me a leading jockey and he saidDicky (Richard) Johnson, because hes our best one. I said OK, they are likely to deadlift today, who is going to raise the most weight and he said,of course, the rugby player, so I asked why he said,because hes stronger. I said,we are going to place them on a horse and gallop line for a distance, who do you think will be tired by the end of this? . He explained that the soccer player since he does not know how to ride a horse and I asked,why is thathe ummed and ahhed for a moment and said,its strategy. And I said,well, I simply answered your question and set the phone down on him.