Private Jockey & Rider Coaching

Private Jockey & Rider Coaching is available on RACE campus. Choose from a panel of  qualified coaches, all highly skilled in their field of expertise.

Coaching is available for:

  • Licensed Riders
  • Pre-Licensed riders
  • Work Riders
  • Charity Race Riders
  • Graduates of the Academy

The coaching package includes:

  • 4 private sessions
  • With training analysis software
  • Availability weekday evenings, plus some availability at lunchtime


  • Package of 4 is €90.
  • Discounted rate for Graduates of the Academy €75

To avail of this service you must complete the application form via the link below, once submitted, contact us by phone 045 522468 or by email 

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Meet the coaches

Leighton Aspell 


  • Former leading National Hunt professional jockey with nearly 1,000 winners over 27-year career
  • Twice winner of Aintree Grand National (2014, 2015) and Welsh Grand National
  • Big race wins in Hennessy Gold Cup and many graded races
  • International riding experience in France, Italy, Czech Republic & USA
  • Jockey Coaching Qualification (2019)
  • Part of RACE Instructor Team (2021)


Paddy Flood


  • Multiple Grade 1 winning jump jockey, retired from race riding (2016)
  • Winner of Irish Grand National, Kerry National & Midlands National (2008)
  • Big race wins at Aintree, Cheltenham & Punchestown Festivals
  • Rode successfully in Australia for 3 years
  • Part of RACE Instructor Team (2017). Delivering schooling courses and coaching for Jump Jockeys & Amateur Riders
  • RACE Senior Jockey Coach at Bahrain Horseracing Academy (since 2011)


Cathy Gannon


  • Retired professional jockey with more that 400 career wins
  • First female Champion Apprentice in Ireland & UK (2004)
  • Irish female Sportsperson of the Year (2004)
  • Winner of 3 Lester Awards, and leading female professional in the UK for several years
  • Has ridden winners in France, Dubai, Australia, Korea and represented Ireland in Shergar Cup
  • Jockey Coaching Qualification (2017)


Gordon Power


  • Former leading apprentice and senior work rider with Jim Bolger for 20 years
  • International experience in Dubai & Korea
  • Highly valued rider at Breeze Up Sales for leading Irish consigners
  • Jockey Coaching Qualification (2016)



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