Interview: JASON WEAVER Jason Weaver went from champion apprentice with 60 winners to amassing 200, including the 2000 Guineas, the following year. Weight problems cut his career as a jockey short aged just 30. In 2018 he won the HWPA Broadcaster of the Year and is now a familiar face on ITV and Sky Racing. Meeting Jason Weaver.
JASON WEAVER (part 1 of 2)
HWPA Broadcaster of the Year 2019 Jason Weaver talks about winning his award and getting into the media game after retiring as a jockey aged 30. He explains that his first love was rugby and not racing, falling in love with horses, buying his first pony for £32 and a fridge-freezer. Starting his racing career with Luca Cumani, winning the Champion Apprentice title with 60 winners then riding 200 winners the following season as a professional. He describes his struggle with the scales from an early age and great friendship with Frankie Dettori. He talks fondly of Pat Eddery and the type of trainers that it’s a nightmare to ride for.
JASON WEAVER (part 2 of 2)
ITV Racing’s Jason Weaver tells us that he’s not afraid to tell viewers that jockeys, even his mates, have ridden bad races. He talks about his sidekick Luke Harvey, racing’s Ant & Dec, his love of racing, not being a fan on social social media. He talks about being a punter, on football before Christmas, jockeys getting stick getting beaten on shorts ones, his ambitions, his family of golfers and advice for new jockeys.