P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:18:28       ——  ——————————  ——————————  IN THE FRAME   Jockey Richard Johnson must be a contented man. When Tony McCoy made what now looks to be the worst move of his career and joined Jonjo O'Neill from the Martin Pipe academy, Johnson was well in the frame to replace him. He says he never got a serious offer, but had he bothered lifting the phone it would have been his. Instead, Timmy Murphy is cashing in. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by CHRIS FORWOOD 33/1 Winner p689/3 Huge Bet 15Secs Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:14:45       ——  ——————————  ——————————  PLAGUED WITH INJURIES   Victory on Monkerhostin in Cheltenham's bonusprint.com Gold Cup was sweet for jockey Richard Johnson. It was his biggest win of the season and some will think he was lucky after Our Vic fell when in front at the last. If he was lucky, Johnson deserved it. His career has been plagued with injuries, almost putting him into the Mick Fitzgerald class of walking wounded. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— All the stats you need - Clued Up 577 p689's GAMBLE O'SEASON @ Musselburgh 33/1 Winner p689/3 No Longcall p689 Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:15:20       ——  ——————————  ——————————  BORN TO RIDE   Richard Johnson, 28, was born into racing. His father was an amateur jockey and his mother a trainer. At 14, Richard worked for David Nicholson in his holidays and went on to start work there full-time after leaving school two year's later. He successfully rode in point-to-points for a couple of seasons, his first winner under rules was Rusty Bridge at Hereford in April 1994. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Latest news from the gallops - 588 33/1 Winner p689/3 Huge Bet 15Secs Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:16:22       ——  ——————————  ——————————  YOUNGEST EVER   Richard Johnson's first winner was a real family affair. Rusty Bridge was trained by his mother, Sue Johnson and owned by Richard's grandfather Ivor Johnson. Johnson became Champion Conditional in 1995 when still 18, and was the youngest jockey ever to ride more than 100 winners in a season. Quedex gave him his 1,000th winner when scoring at Stratford in April last year. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— The market movers and shakers - 574 p689's GAMBLE O'SEASON @ Musselburgh 33/1 Winner p689/3 No Longcall p689 Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:16:19       ——  ——————————  ——————————  TRUE LOVE   Despite his success in the saddle, most of the population only know Richard Johnson as ex-boyfriend of Princess Anne's daughter Zara Philips. In March 2002 marriage was in the air, according to the tabloids anyway, but it was over by the summer. Johnson later said the live-in relationship was "fun" but that he has never experienced true love. The pair are said to remain friends. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Want to win a prize? - Competition 598 DAILY LOTTO AND EUROMILLIONS p122 (itan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:17:25       ——  ——————————  ——————————  SECOND BEST   Richard Johnson suffers because he is around at the same moment as the greatest jump jockey of all time. Tony McCoy is the only rider to finish ahead of him in the championship, though to be fair Johnson has never got that close to breaking the McCoy stranglehold. Had Johnson chosen to join Pipe and managed to still ride for Philip Hobbs and the others, then who knows? ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Write to RacingLetters@teletext.co.uk p689's GAMBLE O'SEASON @ Musselburgh 33/1 Winner p689/3 No Longcall p689 Titan Steer Cards Bookies
P558 Teletext 558 Dec11 23:17:12       ——  ——————————  ——————————  IN DEMAND   Despite never looking likely to win the Jockeys' Championship, Richard Johnson has not lacked big-race winners. His first Cheltenham Festival winner was Anzum in the 1999 Stayers' Hurdle. He has since won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Queen Mother Champion Chase and a host of others. He may lack the drive of Tony McCoy, everyone does, but Johnson knows he will always be in demand. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Latest news from the gallops - 588 33/1 Winner p689/3 Huge Bet 15Secs Titan Steer Cards Bookies