Home | News | Jamie has just two wins to go before turning pro: Popular Langholm jockey shows his commitment to racing
News | 6th June 2019

Jamie has just two wins to go before turning pro: Popular Langholm jockey shows his commitment to racing



Langholm’s 26-year-old jockey Jamie Gormley is just two winners short of becoming professional.
Jamie rode at Espom at the weekend in the Epsom Dash and also in the final race. In the Dash he came 4th riding Eeh Bah Gum, a horse owned by Lena and Nick Rhodes and trained by Tim Easterby.
This race is the fastest five-furlong race in the UK and probably in the world and is downhill until the last 100 yards. It’s open to horses aged three years or older. Last year Jamie came fifth in this race.
He also came fifth on Saturday in the final race, riding a horse called Blaine for Brian Barr. Jamie said: “It was good to be there on Derby day.”
Jamie works for Iain Jardine Racing at Carrutherstown and starts there every morning at 6.30am. After mucking out he begins riding at around 7.30am and exercises about five horses daily for about forty minutes each.
Jamie has had 93 winners since October 2016 and was riding a horse called “Is He Bay Or Grey” on Tuesday night at Newcastle and came in third.
He said: “It’s hard work but I enjoy it. I got back home from Epsom on Sunday morning at 12.30am and was back in work before 7am to muck out and ride.”
Jamie is sponsored by Buck Racing of Langholm who help him buy his kit. Their logo is on the side of his breeches. Asked if he has any ambitions Jamie said: “I don’t set goals for myself – I just aim to improve and be the best I can be. Any winners on top are a bonus.”
Last year Jamie spent a month in Dubai looking after Iain Jardine’s horse Marnie James. He said
“It was a lovely experience – there are first class places for the horses and I had my own apartment. It was a bit of a culture change though. The race course there is out of this world, with a stand of a mile long which has a swimming pool on the roof. There’s no betting in Dubai.”
Once Jamie becomes professional, he goes down to having no weight allowance at all but despite that he is clearly looking forward to achieving that status.

Would you like to support us?

The Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser is our community owned local newspaper and even in today’s troubled times, we aim to bring you local news and articles in an impartial, responsible and factual way.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this free article but we need your support so we can keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent and keeps you up to date with what is happening in Eskdale and Liddesdale.

Every reader’s contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to us.
‘Owned by the Community...Published for the Community’
Do you have a story?

Please get in touch if you have a story or article you would like to see published.

Related Articles

Joshua smashes his target for operation

Canonbie schoolboy raises nearly £30,000 with friends’ help


Residents distressed over military exercise

And fears over shooting ranges operating without permission


Second year of devastation for Newcastleton

Up to 30 homes flooded as river Liddel burst banks


Langholm groups reap rewards from the wind

Thousands are paid by the Ewe Hill 6 windfarm to…


A big surprise

Congratulations to Rowanburn couple


Study identifies top 10 projects for funding

Nearly 1,000 ideas proposed on how to use windfarm grants


Operation to change boy’s life costs £25k

Joshua turned down in Scotland but Liverpool hospital steps in


Do not feed

Horse nearly dies from treats


Sports centre redesign is to be scaled back

Flood plain and funding challenge force rethink on Townfoot


Feedback will aid bridge plan

Developer seeks views on active travel


Multi-purpose centre will attract thousands

Langholm’s regeneration is on track for an enterprising future


GP practices join list of vaccination venues

Over 70s can be vaccinated in the first two weeks…


No police here

Crimes go unreported and unrecorded


Mass testing deployed after cases spike at 41

Langholm and Eskdale has highest number of cases in district


New company will run nature reserve

Estate manager will be recruited to implement moorland plan


Course to help women set up their own business comes to Liddesdale

LIDDESDALE has been chosen as one of three rural areas…


Eskdale COVID-19 cases second highest

Esk valley comes second only to Gretna in the whole…


Rail group argues its case to UK review body

Extension to Carlisle will bring economic and social benefits


Over 80s welcome call to receive vaccination

The most elderly in Langholm will be vaccinated from next…


A danner for Doddie

DODDIE Weir’s story has touched the rugby world. He played…


EWM is sold but not all jobs will be saved

CRITICISM has been levelled at the way Tuesday’s sale of…


Kerry’s passion for town lands her the dream job

THE Langholm Alliance has announced the appointment of its project…


A Kiwi Christmas

Langholm lass sends positive vibes from a land down under


More infectious virus forces new lockdown

Measures close schools and businesses as vaccine is rolled out


Better early warning system to be devised

Newcastleton villagers are urged to protect their own houses


Ploughing halted after breach of conditions

Forestry watchdog steps in to investigate the loss of deep…


From King Herod to the Grinch ....

A Christmas message from Rev Morag Crossan


Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas now

It’s a Level Four lockdown from Saturday


Reindeer are flying

ALAN Miller’s new tartan reindeer are flying off the shelves…


Kevin moves to new post

But he will keep an eye on moor


New looms help secure Langholm mill’s future

Drove Weavers expands its capability to meet greater demand


Camera plan will combat the lack of police presence

Copshaw’s rural isolation adds to concerns


Wetter winters and more hot summers

Met Office says emissions must be cut to avoid extreme…


Council refuses to endorse sports centre proposals

Flood plain causes yet more planning problems


Amazing ceremony for wildlife watchers

Shortlisted Newcastleton group is celebrated at awards night


2020 Magic Lantern Show

ONE of Langholm’s theatre companies is determined to do its…


Langholm store marks 20 years of shopping

Co-op staff look forward to 2021 and arrival of a…


Vaccination roll-out is imminent: NHS chief

Immunisation of high-priority groups will start next week


NHS seeks input on plan

Health and social care and support are at centre of…


Happy 400th birthday as town marks charter

Alliance invites groups to host events in run-up to main…

requires mailchimp logins and wired up to a list
Join our mailing list
Keep up to date with all that’s going on at the E&L
This site uses cookies.
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.