|Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Participants of Racing League 2022 Announced
Seven team managers for the 2022 Racing League have been announced, along with details of a jockey draft which will take place at Doncaster on Saturday morning, March 26.
Racing League starts at Doncaster on August 4 and ends at Newcastle on September 15, taking in further Thursday evening fixtures at Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Windsor and Southwell. Prize money is in excess of £2 million and all six meetings will be shown live on ITV Racing alongside long-term partner Sky Sports Racing.
Teams representing Ireland, London and the South, Scotland, the East, the North, Wales and the West, and Yorkshire will take part in the revised format. Teams will provide two runners per race, with horses and jockeys determined by the newly assigned team managers.
123 trainers signed up to be involved in Racing League 2022, representing 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/
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
Seven jockeys will be selected by the team manager via the draft. Jockeys who have signed up for this year’s Racing League include the recently married Tom Marquand
and last year’s leading rider Jack Mitchell.
Following a draw to decide the initial picking order, the team managers will select jockeys in turn to ensure a fair allocation.
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. 100 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.”
A full list of trainers and their assigned regions can be accessed here