RACING

Bryony Frost returns to Cheltenham this weekend as a record breaker admitting she would be ‘lost without her Dad’

Bryony Frost returns to her home town of Cheltenham this weekend as she competes in the November meet.

The raining National Hunt champion is the daughter of 1989 Grand National-winning rider Jimmy Frost and is following in her Father’s footsteps with her racing success.

After turning professional in 2017, she broke records when she became the first female jockey to ride a top-level Grade One Cheltenham Festival winner over jumps in the Spring.

Frost is an ambassador for The Jockey Club and visited the Cheltenham Literature Festival earlier this year, talking about her relationship with her education.

She said: ” “Me and school didn’t really happen, I found it hard to make friends.

” My school life, I found it hard to fit in- I didn’t go to parties, I didn’t drink. I was obsessed with my horses, so life like that wasn’t the best.

Riding success runs in the family, with Bryony’s father winning his first race at the tender age of 14 at a point-to-point in Cornwall . During his 30 years in the saddle he rode nearly 500 winners, including races in the United States.

More to follow on this story throughout the day on Park Life Sport.

She mentioned her close-knit bond with her father during the Literature Festival.

She said: “I would be lost without dad, he is my go -to.

“Dad won the National, which was like my definite proud flag moment as a kid.

“He won the Champion Hurdle, I mean dad was mega.

“I still actually race in one of his saddles now.

“She’s had a bit of patchwork I have to say, a little bit rough around the edges but she still does a good job.

“ I have ridden a few winners and she’s definitely seen a few fences so that’s cool.”

The race meet starts on Friday and goes through to Sunday. There are still tickets available through the Jockey Club website.

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