Daryl Jacob hopes new behind the scenes ITV documentary will show what life is really like for jockeys
A DOCUMENTARY following the life of star jockey Daryl Jacob is to launch on ITV this Friday.
It takes in the highs and lows of Jacob’s career, ending in a memorable winner at last year’s Cheltenham Festival.
And Jacob hopes it will shed some light on what it’s really like to be part of the weighing room.
Next week will be a busy one at Cheltenham for Jacob, with the likes of Lieutenant Rocco, Fusil Raffles and If The Cap Fits headlining an exciting book of rides.
He said: “Just look at me on Thursday. I went all the way to Carlisle in the car for one ride. That’s six hours there and six back, and then the horse nearly fell at the last and threw the race away!
“These are the things people don’t think about.
“I’m looking forward to getting this out there. It’s an insight to what we all do on a daily basis.
Most read in Horse Racing
“People see Cheltenham Festival, Aintree and Royal Ascot. But there’s a lot of groundwork that goes into even getting to these days, and as everyone knows there’s a lot of risk too.
“There are a lot of headaches, a lot of pain, emotional ups and downs, dieting and driving.
“If people can watch it and understand what we go through on a daily basis, even if it touches one person.
“I haven’t had a smooth ride through my whole career and people will see that. If one person can take inspiration through my career then I’ll be very, very proud.
DOWNLOAD THE NEW SUN RACING APP NOW
“I like it when people achieve things. I like it when the underdog wins, people that are struggling – I like it when you see that they can turn their lives around.
“The boss always said to me you might have a crap day today, but you need to turn over the page tomorrow and write a new chapter. That’s the life I’ve tried to live.”
FREE BETS GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE
Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to The Sun. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
Remember to gamble responsibly
A responsible gambler is someone who:
- Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
- Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
- Never chase their losses
- Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
- Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
- Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org