09 August 2011

Poor UK prizemoney only barrier for Bowman

Australian jockey Hugh Bowman “has admitted he would consider moving to Britain on a full-time basis if he was offered a retainer at a big stable” reported racingpost.com. Bowman (who ended a 2nd UK stint at Mick Channon's stable last weekend) “is likely to return next year for a 3rd time & could make the move more permanent were the circumstances right”. Bowman confirmed: “If I was offered a retained job at a big stable where I would be guaranteed to be financially secure, I would certainly look very carefully at doing that.” However the former champion jockey of Sydney “feels the financial state of British racing is a major turn-off” noting: “The prize-money is a real concern & financially I'm better off staying at home. It works really well me coming here for a couple of months (during the Australian winter) because I'm not missing much back home.” Via breedingracing.com.

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