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  • #4239
    marko
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    As promised earlier, for anyone interested, here are the completion stats. for Jockeys between May 1st 2000 – April 27th 2002.

    The average Non Completion rate for each code is as follows:

    Hurdles  32905 (runs) 5977 (non comp) 18% <br>Chases  20771    6267   30% <br>Bumpers  4259    85   2%

    Jockeys who have had over 200 rides in the above period (Hurdles first):

    X Aizpuru         23%  29%<br>L Aspell            10%  27%<br>M Batchelor      14%  32%<br>C Bolger           17%  23%<br>M Bradburne    17%  25%<br>S Burrough       29%  22%<br>J P Byrne          16%  48%<br>L Cooper          24%  25%<br>D Crosse          15%  28%<br>J Crowley         20%  25%<br>B J Crowley       18%  35%<br>J Culloty            14%  21%<br>L Cummins        17%  28%<br>S Curran           24%  44%<br>A Dempsey        11%  28%<br>D Dennis           12%  23%<br>A Dobbin           13%  35%<br>T Doyle              16%  30%<br>S Durack            20%  29%<br>D Elsworth         11%  21%<br>N Fehily              18%  31%<br>B Fenton            19%  19%<br>M Fitzgerald        15%  25%<br>R Flavin               20%  23%<br>P Flynn               12%  36%<br>M Foley               17%  31%<br>R Forristal           31%  61%<br>J Frost                17%  25%<br>D Gallagher         24%  35%<br>R Garritty            18%  29%<br>J Goldstein          20% 44%<br>R Greene            19%  32%<br>Richard Guest     11%  18%<br>N Hannity            22%  36%<br>B Harding            28%  37%<br>P Hide                 21%  21%<br>B Hitchcott            9%  29%<br>E Husband          22%  30%<br>T Jenks                18%  29%<br>K Johnson            24%  28%<br>R Johnson              9%  18%<br>J Kavanagh          19%  31%<br>V Keane               19%  30%<br>F Keniry                16%  36%<br>G Lee                    16%  23%<br>C Llewellyn           16%  30%<br>G Lyons                 16%  28%<br>A Maguire              11%  20%<br>J Maguire               23%  33%<br>W Marston             21%  28%<br>C Maude                28%  31%<br>J McCarthy             19%  31%<br>C McCormack         42%  41%<br>A P McCoy              12%  22%<br>R McGrath              20%  30%<br>J P McNamara         15%  26%<br>O McPhail                26%  33%<br>J Mogford               27%  24%<br>T J Murphy              18%  22%<br>D O’Meara              19%  28%<br>H Oliver                  19%  32%<br>C Rafter                  13%  32%<br>K Renwick               15%  24%<br>A Ross                    13%  31%<br>T Scudamore          16%  38%<br>T Siddall                 20%  34%<br>V Slattery               25%  32%<br>A S Smith               25%  33%<br>B Storey                 19%  26%<br>S Stronge               18%  37%<br>G Supple                 35%  39%<br>A Thornton             14%  22%<br>R Thornton             20%  30%<br>J Tizzard                  21%  24%<br>L Vickers                 10%  48%<br>R Wakley                 21%  35%<br>R Widger                 10%  21%<br>N Williamson           10%  20%<br>W Worthington        16%  20%<br>S Wynne                  18%  21%

    Couple of interesting ones there, especially over fences.<br>

    #101416
    sacha
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    Does non-completion include pulling up? As the jockey on the poorer class of horse may be more likely to pull up than the jockey who regualy rides the better horses?? Or may ride a better schooled jumper?<br>But at the end of the day it’s the jockeys that get round that are worth backing.<br>Will these stats influence any bodies betting decisions?

    #101418
    rory
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    Useful stuff, Marko. Of course you need to be aware that lots of these non-completions are Pulled Up and a lot of jockeys at the lower end of the scale, by definition ride a lot of no hopers, and hence the number of PU’s is liable to be higher.

    #101420
    marko
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    Sacha – yes the figure do include horses that are pulled up.

    I have seperate figures for pulled up/fell/u.r. etc. but thought it may prove a little confusing to show all the figures at once.

    Many of the jockeys figures are very near the average, but there are a few interesting ones, especially over fences, who are over that average.

    For example A Dobbin, P Flynn, J Goldstein, T Scudamore and S Stronge all have decent averages over hurdles, but are not so hot over fences.  

    They ride, on the whole, for decent stables and there should not be any real difference in ability between the hurdlers and chasers that they get on.

    #101422
    non vintage
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    marko – thanks mate – that is fantastic…

    i think it would be really good to see the list filtered to just UNSEATED and FELL as that might be an indication of skill (or otherwise) over fences for individual jockeys,<br>but only if you’ve got time…

    cheers again!

    #101424
    sacha
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    I have actually got some data for this season, split between UR, fell etc, but haven’t had time to finish it – some of the names popping up on Marko’s list seem to be following a similar trend this year . Just a question –  I only started it from the jump season ‘proper’ and ignored much of the summer racing. Do you think I would have better info if I backdated it to say May , or is summer jump racing less competitive therefore not worth including. <br>marko did you find much difference between summer and winter statistics?

    #101426
    marko
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    Sacha – I have not taken into account the difference between summer and "proper" racing.  I do agree that if the horses are of a poorer class in the summer racing then there is a chance that they may fall/ur slightly more often, although I have no figures to prove this either way. The only problem with taking the stats. from this jumps season proper is that at this stage you are working from a small selection of data and that could throw up strange results.

    I have the figures for jockey fall and ur only – for the same period as the previous figures.

    The average fall/ur in hurdles and chases is:

    Hurdles  32905 races  1072 fall/ur  =  3%<br>Chases  20771 races  2066 fall/ur  =  10%

    The percentage stats. below include the number of rides and then the % – with Hurdles first

    X Aizpuru  232 3% – 68 13%<br>L Aspell  464 2% – 267 12%<br>M Batchelor  307 3% – 133 8%<br>M Bradburne 296 5% – 265 10%<br>L Cooper 264 5% – 57 7%<br>J Crowley 274 2% – 191 7%<br>B J Crowley  217 3% – 141 8%<br>J Culloty  365 2% – 295 9%<br>S Curran  292 6% – 115 16%<br>A Dempsey  269 3% – 145 14%<br>D Dennis  306 4% – 177 14%<br>A Dobbin  546 1% – 355 8%<br>T Doyle  336 2% – 205 6%<br>S Durack  303 3% – 225 13%<br>N Fehily  328 3% – 176 11%<br>B Fenton 289 3% – 192 6%<br>M Fitzgerald  549 2% – 332 5%<br>P Flynn  395 3% – 162 10%<br>D Gallagher  349 1% – 137 9%<br>R Garritty  290 2% – 220 9%<br>J Golstein 282 4% – 141 14%<br>R Greene  376 3% – 198 12%<br>R Guest  202 4% – 167 8%<br>N Hannity  228 1% – 72 13%<br>B Harding  329 3% – 280 9%<br>P Hide  211 6% – 147 7%<br>B Hitchcott  274 3% – 171 15%<br>E Husband  272 3% – 122 6%<br>R Johnson  839 3% – 585 7%<br>J Kavanagh  316 3% – 171 7%<br>F Keniry  444 3% – 257 16%<br>G Lee  473 3% – 202 8%<br>C Llewellyn  576 4% – 390 10%<br>Gary Lyons  238 3% – 72 8%<br>A Maguire  528 1% – 377 7%<br>W Marston  606 2% – 290 8%<br>C Maude  217 2% – 155 8%<br>J McCarthy  329 3% – 274 9%<br>A P McCoy  1045 3% – 647 9%<br>R McGrath  375 2% – 322 8%<br>J P McNamara  341 3% – 225 12%<br>O McPhail  299 3% – 160 10%<br>J Mogford  356 4% – 165 5%<br>T Murphy  468 3% – 403 10%<br>H Oliver  432 5% – 232 12%<br>C Rafter  227 4% – 37 11%<br>K Renwick  237 3% – 154 10%<br>T Scudamore  365 3% – 162 13%<br>T Siddall  225 2% – 92 10%<br>V Slattery  207 2% – 79 9%<br>A Smith  404 4% – 225 8%<br>B Storey  311 3% – 247 10%<br>S Stronge  286 2% – 160 16%<br>A Thornton  469 4% – 438 8%<br>R Thornton  519 2% – 394 7%<br>J Tizzard  276 3% – 361 6%<br>L Vickers  271 4% – 21 29%<br>R Wakley  469 4% – 320 12%<br>R Widger  215 2% – 204 8%<br>N Williamson  454 2% – 361 7%<br>W Worthington  218 2% – 143 8%

    It is probably best to compare comparable jockeys due to the class/type of horses they generally ride.  For example while C Llewellyn has a fall/ur % of 10% – which equals the average – many of the other top jockeys have lower %’s.

    #101429
    tooting
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    Brilliant stuff marko – thanks.

    It’s interesting to compare the stats with my own lists of jockeys to follow and avoid.  I’d love to say they back my lists up – but actually they seem to suggest I’m full of blind prejudice!

    Mind you, Carl Llewellyn’s been on my ‘numpty’ list for years now – ever since he jumped off Young Hustler in the National in fact.

    Not that I have a long and unforgiving memory!  

    #101431
    johncockerill
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    L.Vickers must have a sore bum!!

    #101432
    marko
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    Tooting – Just to further enhance your opinion of C Llewellyn i’ll break his figures down further for you.

    Chases  390 rides  23 ur

    Compare this to: <br>AP McCoy  647 rides only 14 ur<br>M Fitzgerald  332 rides 3 ur<br>R Johnson  585 rides 10 ur<br>T Murphy  403 11 ur<br>A Thornton  438 rides 8 ur<br>J Tizzard  361 rides 4 ur<br>N Williamson  361 rides 8 ur

    He does seem to "fall off" with far more frequency than most of the other top jockeys.

    If anyone wants a copy of the fall stats. I can send them out, but only if Daylight agrees, or I could send him a bunch and he can send them out.

    John – Are you questioning the sexuality of L Vickers or just his riding ability?

    Check out R Studholme  8 chase rides 50% fall/ur – poor chap!!!

    #101435
    Tete Rouge
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    Are Dean Gallagher’s with or without cocaine …..?

    Seriously, Marko, these figures are really interesting.  Thanks for taking the time to do them.

    #101438
    marko
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    I couln’t possibly comment!!

    No problem

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