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Newmarket Nostalgia - ITV Racing presenter Jason Weaver opens National Westminster Bank



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In today's nostalgia we go back to 1999 when Jason Weaver, a former jockey, opened a bank.

Jason is now a popular presenter with ITV Racing but, 23 years ago, he was a Classic winning jockey and something of a celebrity.

At the time, Jason officially opened the refurbished Newmarket branch of the National Westminster Bank, now NatWest, in the High Street.

In today's nostalgia we transport back to 1999 when Jason Weaver officially opened the refurbished Newmarket branch of the National Westminster Bank
In today's nostalgia we transport back to 1999 when Jason Weaver officially opened the refurbished Newmarket branch of the National Westminster Bank

The bank had undergone a facelift which made it wheelchair accessible and gave it two new interview rooms.

Assistant manager, Claire Howlett, said she hoped the re-vamp had made the premises more customer friendly.

Jason’s career began as a 16-year-old with Luca Cumani and he became champion apprentice. He later became stable jockey to Middleham trainer Mark Johnston and rode more than 1,000 winners in his 14-year career, the highlight of which was a win in the 2,000 Guineas on Mister Baileys in 1994.