Aidan Coleman

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Aidan Coleman
Aidan Coleman.jpg
Coleman in 2012
Occupation Jockey
Born (1988-08-17) 17 August 1988 (age 28)
Innishannon, Co. Cork, Ireland

Aidan Coleman (born 17 August 1988) is an Irish horse racing jockey.

Born in Innishannon, Cork, Ireland,[citation needed] Coleman rode in the 2008 Grand National at the age of 19, his first time riding in that steeplechase.[1] He was one of the youngest riders ever to start the Grand National.[2] In April 2009, Aidan won the Conditional Championship making him the leading Conditional jockey in the UK for the 2008 season.[3]

Coleman in 2009 signed a two-year deal with Racing UK, a British horse racing television channel, to wear their logo on while racing. As part of the deal, Coleman was also to appear on the channel.[4]

His brother is Irish National Hunt jockey, Kevin Coleman (born 5 August 1985) who won the prestigious Galway Plate in 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (4 April 2008). "Williams backs Coleman's talent". BBC news. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Corrigan, Chris (2 April 2008). "Teenager Coleman given first Aintree ride". The Independent. London. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Anglo-Irish Jump Awards 2009". British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Kimberly, Sara (12 November 2009). "Racing UK in two-year branding deal with jockey Aidan Coleman". MediaWeek. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 

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