Jockey School

jockeyschool“Fancy the guv’nor taking on a girl! There must be a hell of a shortage of lads.”

But it was true. A sixteen-year-old girl known as Billy was the latest hand at Rectory Training Stables, joining Tiny, Phil and Pete in their daily tasks. Twenty valuable horses were stabled there, and had to be fed, watered and mucked-out each day. It was heavy, exhausting work, and when it was done, Pat, the head lad, found plenty of other tasks to keep Billy busy.

Yet Billy didn’t intend to remain a stable lad for long. Her sights were set on being a jockey … and she was prepared to tackle whoever needed tackling to achieve her aim.

Based on the hit BBC television series by Alan Janes, starring Dana Humphries.