Interview: SOPHIE RALSTON: Sophie is a jockey who won the Racing Excellence Apprentice Training Series in 2018 and then, following a lack of opportunities, wrote a letter to the Racing Post asking trainers to take a chance on her and give her more rides. Ralston, who has been with Epsom’s Pat Phelan since 2012, has lost her claim, spent time race riding in Cyprus and also competed in the 2019 Women Jockeys’ World Cup against the world’s best female riders, winning leg three. Meeting Sophie Ralsto with Hannah Baycroft.
SOPHIE RALSTON (part 1 of 2)
In Part 1, Sophie tells Hannah why she left Ireland to pursue her career in racing, how a sabbatical of a year helped her, and the thought process behind sending a letter to the Racing Post to ask for more riding opportunities.
SOPHIE RALSTON (part 2 of 2)
In Part 2, Sophie gives Hannah an insight into her weighing room experiences when beginning her career, and shares her story of the time she met The Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh.