Professional jump jockeys will be riding in to the Royal County of Berkshire Show!
The Royal County of Berkshire Show are really excited to be welcoming internet sensations, Wocket Woy and the Pwoducer, who will be commentating on the Retraining of Racehorses classes, taking place on the 21st of September.
Wocket Woy and The Pwoducer first captured public attention on Facebook in 2014 with their hilarious Saturday-morning videos, filmed on mobile phones while riding out on cold, wet mornings on the South Downs.
The duo’s love of horses and passion for racing is clear throughout their videos. Though their posts are focused on humour, the pair strive to educate and build relationships all across the equestrian world and even allow viewers the chance to experience some of the behind-the-scenes and activities that you can expect to find in a racing yard.
Wocket Woy, aka Mattie Batchelor is usually in front of the camera, while Marc Goldstein, aka The Pwoducer, provides the creative direction. Hundreds of thousands of fans now eagerly await Wocket Woy and The Pwoducer’s weekly films, on both Facebook and YouTube.
Mattie, a professional jockey from the age of 17, became a weighing-room legend with his “cheeky wascal” wisecracks while pursuing a track career that has included a Hennessey Gold Cup victory on Lord Oaksey’s Carruthers in 2011. Before screen fame came with Wocket Woy, he was an extra in the Steven Spielberg-directed film War Horse, presented Mattie Meets…… for Channel 4 Racing’s show The Morning Line and appeared in a Come Dine with Me Grand National special.
Marc was a keen footballer at school, not intending to follow in his father’s footsteps as a jockey, but he eventually jumped into the saddle and has notched up more than 100 winners, including the last one at Folkestone before the racecourse’s closure in 2012.
Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer’s video escapades have included giving a riding lesson to Nick “Woah Shamrock!” Bull - after his fall from a retired racehorse went viral on social media – and getting stunt tips themselves from young showjumper Lilly Aspell, who also plays eight-year-old Diana Prince, superhero-to-be in the blockbuster film Wonder Woman and is a long-time Wocket Woy fan.
“Visiting the Woyal County of Berkshire Show this year is a first for us and we can’t wait to appear at such an illustwious event”, comments Mattie. “We strongly wefute, though, that we’re putting the Berks in Berkshire.” Marc adds “Not quite sure about that, but we’re really looking forward to adding a bit of finesse to the commentary on the Retraining of Racehorses classes.”
With over 160K Facebook likes and 7,000+ YouTube subscribers, the pair are set to take-over the commentary reigns during the Retraining of Racehorse classes during the Show on Saturday 21st September, bringing fun and exciting live coverage with a hint of their silly antics and humour.
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