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Here's a few things you didn't know about jockey James Sullivan...

03 May 2018

Our Racing Expert Bobby Beavers caught up with jockey James Sullivan. Here’s a few things you might not know about the Group 2 winning jockey… 

What was your first job?

Apprentice to James Burns 

Using one word, how would you describe your first ride?


One word your friends would describe you as?

Probably Quiet 

What horse are you most looking forward to riding this season?

Sovereign Debt

Pint or Prosecco


Which person in the racing World do you most look up to?

John Gosden 

Over the years, what has been your "lucky" Racecourse?


What's your favourite food?

Spaghetti Bolognese   

What horse, dead or alive, would you most like to ride?


Towie or Geordie Shore?

I don't watch either

What's your most memorable win?

Sovereign Debt's win in the Diomed Stakes at Epsom on Derby Day.

If you could ride at any racecourse in the world, where would it be?

Happy Valley in Hong Kong 

What would be your profession if you weren't a jockey?

I've no idea, I wanted to be a P.E teacher when I was at school

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Sovereign Debt 

What's your party trick?

I fall asleep sometimes 

Who's your favourite jockey of all time?

Mick Kinane 

Cold winter holiday or holiday on the beach?

Holiday on the beach 

Emmerdale of Coronation Street?


Enable or Cracksman?


Night in with Mrs or night out with the lads?

Night in with the Mrs

X Factor or The Voice?

X Factor 

Fish and Chips or a Sunday Roast?

Sunday Roast 

Tea or Coffee?


Sprinters or Stayers?