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Josephine Gordon Goes Freelance


Josephine Gordon | Racing Post

After two years under contract with trainer Hugo Palmer, Josephine Gordon will ride as a freelancer this year, Racing Post reports.

“I would like to thank Hugo for taking the plunge and appointing me two years ago which gave me so many opportunities including winning my first group race,” Gordon told Racing Post. “Also I was able to ride in my first Grade I race in the U.S. which is something I’ll never forget.

“The plan now is to ride as a freelance this year and I’ve been riding out for a few new trainers lately including Ed Dunlop, who I’ve never ridden work for before. Hopefully I can also still ride for Hugo but it makes sense to keep my options open. It’s the start of the season and everyone is raring to go and it’s a good time to be in Newmarket.”

In 2017, Gordon became just the second female jockey to ride a century of winners in a calendar year, her tally wrapping up at 106. That number dropped to 56 last year, however she was also out a month after injuring a hand.

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