Willy Twiston-Davies: Returning To Racing?
Willy Twiston-Davies will decide whether or not he will continue to race over the next few weeks after starting to get back onto the saddle via work riding.
The young jockey, 22 years of age, had previously suffered from an injury that was certain to end his career. On the opening day of the Cheltenham festival, the young rider fell from his horse, breaking two ribs and two vertebrae in the process.
Twiston-Davies had enjoyed many race victories prior to his fall, in both flat races and National hunt races.
He had also previously won in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2016, riding Primitivo, along with claiming both grade two and three victories over the jumps last season.
After getting back onto the saddle, the jockey has since said: “I’ve just started back riding out last week and I am just seeing how it goes as I want to get back to 100 per cent first.
“I am riding five lots every day and it is great to be able to help my dad out, but I am just taking it day by day. September is a quiet month and I will decide in the next few weeks what I want to do, but I am just getting back into the groove.
“I am still going to Oaksey House two or three times a week and the back is getting stronger and it seems to be going well.
“I am probably about 75 per cent fit and I have probably got to get a little bit stronger, but I am doing well and making progress.”