"I have sponsored Andrew Thornton since 1999 and known him since he moved to Lambourn. Andrew is the first jockey I sponsored and he has always been an exemplary ambassador for my company, giving us good and positive exposure both by his behaviour and the number an quality of winners he rides. 

On top of all of this Andrew is a thoroughly likeable person and a good friend."

David Ashby, Amlin Plus (www.amlinplus.co.uk)

"Andrew has been riding for the stable for past 9 years and has won approaching 200 winners for us. Obviously the biggest win was the 1998 Gold Cup on 'Cool Dawn' and he nearly won it again on Sir Rembrandt in 2004 when only beaten by 1/2 length by 'Best Mate'.

Andrew is a great asset to the stable especially in the schooling of young chasers. Although nobody wants to win more than Andrew he always looks after the horses and doesn't knock them about. He has had a brilliant start for us this season winning 3 races from 5 rides."

Robert Alner, Trainer

"Having worked in the event management and hospitality for some 30 years, specialising particularly in horse racing days for a number of high profile commercial clients, it was a pleasure for me to meet up with Andrew Thornton some 3 years ago at Perth racecourse.

In that time I have watched him grow in confidence and expertise as part of our “scene setting” sessions for guests during the preamble to a days racing.

Andrew has that knack of translating the technicalities of racing to mainly lay audiences in simple and easily understood terms. He is knowledgeable and immensely personable to all types of race-goer – and as one of the select band of very top national hunt jockeys, commands instant respect and attention from his audience.

Also I have found Andrew to be an excellent and reliable communicator, and if he chooses it, I feel sure that a long and successful career in some form of racing PR awaits him and he finally hangs up his racing boots."

Joe Stainer, THA Group, formerly The Q Group