The seven team managers for the 2022 Racing League were announced on Tuesday. In addition, there will be a jockey draft held at Doncaster on Saturday, Mar. 26. The second season of the Racing League, featuring prizemoney of £2 million, will begin at Doncaster on Aug. 4 and end at Newcastle on Sept. 15. Other Thursday evening fixtures in the series are at Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Windsor, and Southwell. All six meetings will be shown live on ITV Racing alongside long-term partner Sky Sports Racing.
As part of a new format, teams representing Ireland, London and the South, Scotland, the East, the North, Wales and the West, and Yorkshire will take part. Each team will provide two runners per race, with horses and jockeys determined by the team managers. The seven team managers are:
- Ireland – Kevin Blake
- London and the South – Matt Chapman
- Scotland – Linda Perratt
- The East – Rupert Bell
- The North – Mick Quinn
- Wales and the West – Jamie Osborne
- Yorkshire – Leonna Mayor
A total of 123 trainers signed up to be involved in Racing League 2022 and all have been assigned to represent either their preferred or second-choice region. Full details of the competition, including the teams and their respective trainers, can be found at www.racingleague.uk/. For the full list of trainers and their assigned regions, please click here.
Jeremy Wray, Racing League CEO, said, “We are delighted to announce team managers with such a wealth of racing knowledge and experience to represent the teams.
“They will play an important role this year starting with the jockey draft on Saturday which is something new for the sport and adds a really fun element to the competition. One hundred jockeys have registered and those selected will join over 120 trainers who have signed up across the seven regional teams.
“We greatly appreciate the support shown by so many horsemen and look forward to adding further new initiatives for Racing League 2022 over the coming months.”