In 2017, Bryony Frost burst onto the racing scene in style. Having ridden just under 10 winners under rules, Bryony managed to get a huge backer in Paul Nicholl’s who clearly saw the talent that she possessed. Bryony repaid the faith and got a break when she steered Pacha du Polder to victory in the Foxhunter Chase during the Cheltenham Festival. As a result, things began to pick up and in July Bryony took the decision to turn professional.
Bryony comes from a background steeped in racing history with her brother (Hadden) being a Cheltenham Festival winning jockey as well as her father winning the Grand National aboard Little Polvier in 1989. Her enthusiasm for the industry is incredible and the hunger for success she possesses will help her climb the ladder further.
Having turned professional in July of 2017, Bryony’s career continued on an upward curve. Major successes on horses such as Present Man, Old Guard and Milansbar have continued to help her establish herself as a top class jockey. But it’s Black Corton who’s taken her through the grades. On boxing day they won the Kauto Star Novices Chase (Grade 1) together which has made Bryony only the second female jockey in Britain or Ireland to win a top class race over obstacles. Bryony’s career has taken off at an incredible speed, and with the powerful Nicholl’s yard behind her, at the young age of 22 you would not want to underestimate her.