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NEXT GEN: Jeannie Cook

NEXT GEN: Jeannie Cook

Jeannie Cook is our latest novice rider to feature in our next generation section. Originally from New York, Jeannie has ridden four point-to-point winners to date with her latest winner coming at Ballinaboola on Sunday when she steered Hawk Eye Down to success in the six-year-old-and-upwards maiden.

Jeannie who has been in Ireland five years, works alongside her fiancee Paul Power training point-to-pointers as well as breaking and pre-training horses for a number of other clients.

Name: Jeannie Cook       
Town: Butlerstown

How did you become involved in racing?

I am from New York originally and my dad, Bobby Cook, used to ride as a flat jockey in the states. I used to ride ponies as a child and then moved onto the eventing scene for a while. When I turned 16 I began to ride out for trainers at different race tracks. My local track is Fingers Lake which is in Upstate New York and I also rode as an apprentice for a summer on the flat. While I was working for Todd Fletcher I met Paul and decided to come back to Ireland and I have been here since 2009. I rode and worked for Henry De Bromhead for three years but I am now based full time with Paul.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

To work hard and you will get the results eventually.

What's your favourite course?

I loved riding around the banks course at Tattersalls. I was second on Sizing Australia there two years ago and I got a great spin around it.

What's your favourite sport outside racing?

I am a supporter of our local GAA club in Butlerstown who Paul plays hurling for.

Thistlecrack or Sizing John? 

It would have to be Sizing John as I use to ride him out when he was in Henry De Bromheads.

Give us a horse to watch out for?

Tiantu – He is a lovely four-year-old son of Getaway who is a half-brother to Milsean. He will be out in the next few weeks.

What was the best day of your racing life?

It would have to be when I won on Drakaina last month in a handicap hurdle at Limerick. Paul trained her and also won on her in May.

Do you have any horses of your own?

I own Bakers Street who I have won a point-to-point and a maiden hurdle on as well as being placed three times. He is gone on his holidays and will be back in for the spring time.

Who is the last person you want to be upsides going to the last?

Jamie Codd

Who’s your biggest influence?

Both Paul and my dad have thought me alot. My dad  is still training a small amount of horses at home.

Ambitions For this season?

To get as many rides as possible for the season.


To read about some of our other featured riders this season click on the link below.

http://www.p2p.ie/content.php?key=Next Gen Profiles

 

 


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