23/01/2012 Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


Johnny Nelson reports on the training of the first crop of apprentice jockeys following the change in rules governing the use of whips in horseracing.

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Hello, and welcome to Inside Out from Doncaster. This week, we


investigate the dark side of the night-time economy in our towns and


cities. A You are going to be coming in. I have told you once.


We find out how a Nottinghamshire town is trying to transform its


reputation. Also tonight, we visit the


Doncaster race in the college training jockeys to use less of the


whip, but do the new rules go far enough? You can have races without


the whip in Britain and still have all the fun that goes with it.


And the polar explorer that no one has heard of. We go on the trail of


an Antartic pioneer who is our note Weekend binge-drinking can cause


massive problems for our town centres, so just as good beaches


can earn Blue Flags, new purple flags are being developed for the


town centres that offer better and safer night said. Stuart Woodman


has been to Mansfield, which is hoping to add its flag.


For many, the weekend is just about one thing, a big night out. But how


safe are our pubs, clubs, Penzance cities every Friday and Saturday


night? -- towns and cities. This town has had its problems, bar


brawls, street assaults and even a nightclub death have all marred the


reputation of Mansfield's nightlife. A recent report highlighted this


town as having a drinking problem. The highest numbers of alcohol


related hospital admissions and the highest levels of alcohol linked to


crime in map -- Nottinghamshire. So we are out with the boys and the


girls in blue on one of the busiest nights of the year and we are in


for a rough ride. You are going to be coming in, I have told you once,


I were to tell you again. cannot walk around Mansfield


smoking cannabis. Before I spend an evening with the police, I want to


discover for myself this town's darkest hour. The Mid North Tees, a


time when serious incidents were happening most weekends and some


involved doorstep as well as customers -- the mid- 2000s. Sandra


lost her son Paul Stephens in a Mansfield club that has now closed


down. They said he had no brain activity and we had to turn up the


machine off. You have to make that decision, didn't you? The incident


happened as Paul was being evicted from the club. His death sparked a


major police investigation, but the arrest of two bouncers. But the


evidence was inconclusive and no charges were ever brought. I got an


open verdict and I have been trying for three years to try and get


justice for Paul, and I just can't get enough evidence. People will


not talk about it and somebody must have seemed something that night. -


- seen something. Whatever happened, it ended in tragedy, and Paul


Stephens isn't the only person to lose his life on a night out in


Mansfield. Now the police and authorities are fighting back to


try and make the town's safer. know how busy it is on a Saturday


night, tonight will be busy. It is the Saturday before Christmas and


it is expected to be one of the busiest and most boisterous night


of the year. I am meeting the man in charge of policing tonight.


It is pretty early on, 830, and it is quite quiet, but Mansfield Town


said there isn't a particularly pleasant place for families on a


Saturday night, is it? -- town centre. There isn't much for


families. Most of the premises are deer that what we call vertical


drinking, so it is aimed more at the 18-35 age group. It is very


much beer as a party venue and for us, this is bad issue -- very much


targeted. Is sometimes quite -- get quite a few fights but that's as


normally sorted out. If you don't listen to me, you get direction to


leave and if you carry on, you get arrested. Let me out! What I used


wearing out before? I'm trying to speak to you. Do not kick the Van!


Show was been pretty abusive, why didn't you arrest her -- she was?


We could have, but we have to look at the ways of disposal. She


started to calm down the bed, we gave her a section 27th direction


to leave -- dead a bit. We might need that sell later on for a more


violent prisoner. We will be back on the beat shortly. A day erection


to leave this simply means sending someone home -- a direction to


leave. If they are spoken to a game that night, they will be arrested.


This is one method of dealing with problem drinkers affected it. A


more serious device is a drinking banning orders. After a number of


incidents, look price was named and shamed when he received the town's


first drinking banning orders. And the ironic thing is he lives in a


pub. The it was embarrassing for me and my family. It was big news, I


live in a pub and I am banned from pubs. So that is the worst thing


about it. Do you think those banning orders work? Yes, it is


always at the back of your mind that you don't want to be caught --


and causing trouble, because if you get caught, say in Mansfield in my


case, you get to �2,500 fine or even a prison sentence. I don't


want to go back there and cause trouble, I want to change. I have


learned our lesson. Back in town, it is well after midnight and the


police have their hands full. They are dealing with a possible assault


on a bus. We need to get a statement from you


about the assault. An incident involving -- has turned


nasty and it is while they were dealing with another incident that


around a cameraman took a random hit. -- our own cameraman. There


was a man in a pub being over boisterous, pushing into people,


and outside, one of the guys he was pushing into has hit the other guy,


and then I think the same what has hit the cameraman. Who knows


exactly? We were out with the police until dawn. Over the last


few years, the crime statistics claimed to show things have


improved, but there is clearly some way to go.


Before we end the night, I am meeting at cancer LAT Nick Barton,


who fought hard to cause -- close one chaotic club -- cancer laugh.


This place has a sad history, it is where Paul Stephens lost his life,


and then reopened as another club and problems continued. What was


going on here? It was brought to our attention by the police, there


would last things, by LED behaviour, assault, drugs, headed -- heavy


handed doorstep, violent behaviour. They wanted to take action and


withdraw the licence. Did it send a message? Yes, that we won't


tolerate any misgivings with licences. Mansfield is safer than


it has ever been. Despite the crackdowns, initiatives and


goodwill, tackling binge-drinking at weekends remains a challenge in


Magherfelt. You are going to be coming in, I have told you once --


a challenge in Mansfield. The most violent incident of the


night happens when our man is assaulted on his way home. -- A man.


You are obviously in shock. really am. It is a sad end to the


night. Yes. So that is Christmas, Saturday night in Mansfield. With


no CCTV and no witnesses willing to make a statement, the bus are sold


claimant dropped her charges. The man who randomly hit our cameraman


was caught and cautioned for, the assault. And the most serious


assault of the night led to three men being arrested and bailed


pending further investigation. But this town is serious about fighting


for it purple Black, an indication of a more family-friendly night out


and discouraging binge drinking -- purple flags. Police incidents have


halved from the same Christmas Saturday last year and the man in


charge is optimistic young drinkers shouldn't be the only people making


the most of Mansfield's Night Live. The future is very positive. It is


going to have its challenges, but with all of the agencies and all of


the partners working with the police and the council, before too


long, hopefully families can come out into Mansfield as well. But not


tonight. Not tonight, no. Coming up, the unknown Explorer.


The miner's son who did ground- breaking work at the South Pole.


The crisis in the horse racing industry over the amount of times a


jockey can use a whip has thrown the spotlight on what's acceptable


when racing for the line. Insiders hope new rules will go


some way to silent the cricket. We sent Johnny Nelson to meet the


latest batch of young jockeys carrying out their training in


Doncaster. It's early morning at the Northern


Racing College near Doncaster and some of the latest raw recruits are


getting ready for their first taste of life in the saddle. The horses


they're about to try and control are all ex-racing veterans, and for


18-year-old Keiron Scofield and 17- year-old Christie Northall, the


next few weeks could make or break them. If you fill the bouncer the


saddle? That is it, good. That balance. It is what we like to do.


Hopefully I can be a jockey. These are the chosen few. There are only


two racing colleges in the country which can grant licences to jockeys.


Jumper, excellent. And although not all will go on to ride


professionally, Keiron and Christie are among those who see this as


their ticket to fame and fortune. But for these youngsters, they are


riding into an uncertain future. First, they begin their trading and


the new measures have been introduced about how many times a


professional jockey can join a whip. -- used. The training starts with


an introduction into how to look after a horse, combining practical


experience with theory and lectures. What other health and safety


requirements you need to remember... Kieron is among the 30% of students


who have never ridden before coming here, while Christie has wanted to


work with horses since she was three. By friends were rarely


behind me on it. -- my friends. They said we used to joke about you


being the right size to be a jockey, you should go into the racing


industry. And I said I was, and they were asking if I were sure,


could I control them? I said I would be fine with it and they are


really happy for me. For May, it is not about money, it is a passion


for horses and the thrill of it. The money is a bonus. When you


watch it on the television and you are saying all of the horses


together going at full pelt, you But they know that a huge part of


their job will be learning how to keep whatever horse they are riding


under control. The use of the whip has become a flashpoint at the


sharp end of racing. A people leave it is a cruel and unjust way of


exerting control. If you're planning to head to the


races at Windsor next treaty, you could miss out. Several jockeys are


threatening to withdraw at -- in protest at new rules over using the


whip. At the end of last year, the sport was thrown in to turmoil. A


row erupted over the excessive use of the whip by the winner of the


Grand National. Then, in October, rules were changed which meant the


maximum amount of times a jockey could use the whip were reduced to


eight. There are some people who want to cede their whip ban from


racing altogether. Oh what we would like to see is a ban on the whip as


in Norway, the band the whip in 1982. British jockeys can quite


happily Rideout in Norway and still win races. We're saying he could do


that in Britain and still have all the fund that goes with it. It is


an argument which the racing industry rejects, claiming the whip


is essential for safety. Is it cruel? Et can be. It has the


potential to be cool, when it is used with excessive force or


excessive frequency. If it is used for at their purposes it is


designed, the safety of duck rider and horse, then it is not cruel.


Back at Doncaster, they know the future of the industry rests on


their shoulders. Before they are handed any whip, they have to learn


to control a horse using hands and heels and today, a month into their


course, comes a major test. It is their first time riding out on the


gallops. We what makes a good jockey? Horsemanship. It is not


about being a good rider, it is about horsemanship in general. The


been able to lead a horse into any situation. Especially in racing


conditions. You have to think on your feet. He detrain to control


horse? You have to have the confidence when you're riding. It


is not about strength. It is more technique on how to ride one, by


utilising your body weight. It gave him some rain. With the experience


on the gallops under their belts, Christie and Keiron are ready to


move on. Under the guidance of ex- champion jockey Kevin Darley, they


head for the simulator room and their first lesson on the using the


whip. I have come along to date to get you a little bit of inside


knowledge about how to use the whip, when to use it and out the use it


correctly. The simulator enables the youngsters to learn about


controlling the horse without any risk of falling off. If you hit it


without showing it at the whip, it is more inclined to duck away from


it. Always make sure you're showing it at first, then a quick


backhander. And then put it down. The emphasis it is on using it with


a restrained. It is not a magic tool. It will not make him find


something they cannot. If you use it and it is not appropriate and


you feel them backing off for not liking it, then put it back down.


First in the saddle is Kieron, who gets his introduction from a


standing start. Slide your hand up an inch, change your hand over, a


flight down the shoulder. That is it. Do it again. That is correct.


Now pitted prettier left. That is it. Hands on the reins, a little


flick in the shoulder. At this stage, the juniors are learning


about using the whip on the shoulder and soon Christie is given


a chance to shine. I wanted to shorten your rein. Well, these two


appear to have got the basics right and pretty soon, I'm next on the


list. Are you ready to have walked? Yes. I'm lucky to have ridden I am


lucky enough to have ridden several times before. A but had never done


anything like this before. But you can imagine going 40 mph and doing


it again. My legs are killing me! It is not easy, and I am a fit


person. The experience has given our trainees plenty of food for


thought too. I did not realise it swapping it in a race would be so


difficult, but also hitting the horse in the right place because


you do not want to hurt a horse. what is not just used for making a


horse go faster. Hitting it on the shoulder is getting it back in line


to focus on what it is doing. I had no idea that was supposed to do


that. They will need plenty more practice on the simulator before


gaining their licence and it is this which Kevin sees as the key to


changing perceptions. It may in fact agreed a better kind of jockey,


because they will have to be that little bit more fatter, they cannot


rely on this thing all the time. They will have to be restricted


when the use it. Long-term, it will be better for the sport. I know


some professionals that have watched races recently and said


looking at the sport now, it looks a lot better. The proof in the


pudding will be in the eating, Windows lads and lasses are out


there riding horses. Whatever Dijon trainees decide to do within the


industry, they know that the welfare of the horse is the main


priority. The horses come first. We come second. If the horses are not


fed, we should not be fed. We get up at 6:30am to feed the horses.


We're in the industry for the horses, not for us. A at the end of


the day, the horse will be carrying you and if you do not treated with


respect, it will not treat you with respect. It knows that you will not


take care of it. Their three months here are nearly up and soon they


will be heading out to a racing stables to further develop their


In this country, we have a long history of Antarctic exploration


and we know at -- we know a great deal about the expertise --


expeditions of Scott and Shackleton. But there is a Sanctus from here in


Yorkshire who is less well known. Our reporter has been on the trail


of the Trevor Hatherton, a miner's It's the most dramatic and


unforgiving terrain on Earth, and one of the toughest places to


survive. What was it about growing up in Normanton that prepared


Trevor Hatherton for the Antarctic? His story is little known in his


home town, but tedious caught on camera with Sir Edmund Hillary,


planning a trip to the South Pole. Not bad for a minor's son. -- miner.


Trevor's story begins in Normanton. The kind of place where, if there


was anything out of the ordinary, you'd know about it. So Richard


here got a surprise when he started doing some family history. But when


he looked up one cousin, Trevor, he drew a blank. There's a record of


him being born, and nothing more. Subsequently, I found some


passenger records from a couple of ships coming back into the country,


from New Zealand. Trevor appeared to be on these lists. So, I decided


to look a little further into it to see if it was the same person. A


looked him up on the computer and that threw him up as being a famous


scientist. And not just that. He had explored the Antarctic. Headed


the family not know what? I do not know. It was the 1950s when he


moved away to New Zealand. It might have been that nobody ever talked


about it. Right, time to turn detective. Trevor was born here,


there must be someone around to tell us why he went to New Zealand


and are not down a pit. Have you heard of Trevor Hatherton? I have


not. Why has no one heard of them? I do not know. We are up against it


in Normanton. Nobody has heard of Trevor Hatherton. The pit where his


dad worked has gone now. The school when he went as all its records --


College records were burnt in a fire. At last, there is someone


that remembers him. An old school friend. He must have been a year


above me. You can know what was only one year, he was very much an


adult and look up to. He was quite hall, as I remember. He has and


then as a cricketer, not a scientist. The very first entry as


him down as bowling 25. He was her undoing. We lost by one round.


does not explain how and why he went the other end of the world.


But, thanks to the magical technology, we have made contact


with Trevor's daughter in New Zealand. OK, the sound quality is a


bit ropey, but she is able to fill us in. As a young boy, he read


about Scott. He read about Shackleton. I think it fired his


imagination. He decided, I think, when he was quite young that he


would like to get to the Antarctic. Trevor wasn't the right place at


the right time. 1957. The IGY. greatest scientific effort to


record that fact of her world will commence tonight. The biggest


scientific project the world had ever seen, 10,000 scientists from


57 countries. And Trevor. A lot of it was it a global picture of the


Earth system. We take it for granted now that we had scientific


data that we know what is happening across the whole planet. At that


time there were Spurs measures, but to no global measures. - sparse. It


you may think that 22 bases in the Antarctic would make for cred, but


there are only 700 men there and are content half as big again as


Europe. A Trevor was part of one of the biggest IGY projects, an


expedition across Antarctica led by Sir Ed Hillary and Dr Vivian Fuchs.


Tell me, what is the total distance across the Antarctic? Of the total


distance is around 2,000 miles but there was little diversion and we


have got -- we may have little more. That is rather a long way! So the


British team will want to start from here and at the New Zealand


team there were to start from there. Richard has found some archive film


of Trevor's first trip. Some 95 miles long. There were sometimes


when it was quite a pleasure to pool these along. That is obviously


Trevor. With the Yorkshire accent. This time we stopped to take on


this for her water tanks. This is quite possibly a shot of him. It


made you feel cold just to watch it. It does. You get an idea of his


dark it must have been. I could get there these days, but then it was


new territory for most of people. It was almost like space. A Yes.


Whilst Hillary struck out for the Pole, Trevor's role was to lead a


team of scientists who would build a base in Antarctica and stay there


throughout the winter, making observations. It was a difficult


mission. Trevor and his colleagues are revered by modern day Polar


scientists. The people aboard were very extraordinary. And in the


1930s, they are less equipment, less a ship and aircraft support,


those men were absolutely brilliant. Across the bedding planes and huge


mountains, they had reached the South Pole. Staying at the base for


the winter 23 men. In the spring, all day will weigh more depots


across the poll. That summer, the walled City to reach the British


party on the other side of the Continent. Trevor stayed in the


Antarctic until 1958. He went on to edit what became the definitive


book about Antarctica, Antarctica. He got an OBE, and a Polar Medal,


and they named an Antarctic glacier after him. And all being well, he


is finally going to get his name known in his birthplace. Richard's


started a campaign to get a blue plaque put up for Trevor. He's


getting a lot of support. People who had Robin Whitfield, made their


name here, we tend to know that. But people who move away and but


further afield, it was a surprise and are delighted to find out about


him. Hillary and Fuchs made the headlines back in the day, but it


is the work done by Trevor and his mates that has lasted and is still


being used by scientists today. News LA people were so dedicated


and committed. All those winters in the Antarctic, remote and difficult.


Trevor was one of those men that without his work, will be would not


understand the planet that we do today. He it is important that this


community know about Trevor, somebody who is the son of a minor


can get so far in life. -- miner. He it feels like a million miles


from the Antarctic. A long way. If you want to contact us about any


of tonight's story, you can do the buyer if these big page or Twitter.


That is all for now. Join us next week. We will investigate the


In the wake of new rules on the use of the whip in horseracing, Johnny Nelson joins the first crop of apprentice jockeys at racing college to train under the new regime. Also, Toby Foster finds out about a little-known polar hero from Yorkshire.

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