YOUNG Halesowen jockey Jack Lander has presented more than £13,000 to a charity dedicated to caring for injured riders after his mammoth sponsored walk.

The nine-year-old raised £13,700 from a sponsored 56-mile and online auction this summer.

The final total was handed over to the Injured Jockeys Fund during the Paddy Power Gold Cup meeting at Cheltenham in the presence of his favourite jockey Aidan Coleman.

Jack, of Linnet Close, was treated to a VIP day, meeting riders, touring the jockeys’ room, a trip to the start for the first race and watching a race from the judges’ box.

The Newfield Primary School pupil, who dreams of being a professional jump jockey, was presented with a pair of riding breeches signed by all the jockeys.

He completed the four-day walk from Stratford Race Course to Oaksey House, a rehabilitation centre in Lambourn, Berkshire, accompanied by his dad Darren, after a couple of falls from his pony River inspired him to support the jockeys fund.

His efforts have made him the darling of the racing world and his experience is being put together in a book.

He has dictated his adventure to his parents and the draft is currently being proof read and having photographs added.

It is hoped it will be published in time for Christmas and Jack has also been invited to the Injured Jockeys Fund annual festive lunch.