Champion jockey Richard Johnson – The Stats

Having had to wait two decades for his first taste of jockeys’ championship success, the only question was whether Richard Johnson’s appetite for a second title could possibly prove as strong. Nobody had to wait long for an answer.

The 39-year-old rider has maintained his usual relentless pace throughout the season and even Brian Hughes, whose best-ever season has been enough to see him finish way clear of the rest of the field, has never really threatened the lead of Johnson.

 

Horses that earned Dickie the most prize money

Native River and Dickie after winning The Betfred Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree

  • Native River – £269,505
  • Defi Du Seuil – £102,261
  • The New One – £74,035
  • Village Vic – £57,714
  • Flying Tiger – £50,881

 

Top 10 winning courses

  1. Perth – 17
  2. Warwick – 14
  3. Chepstow – 13
  4. Ludlow – 11
  5. Worcester – 11
  6. Fontwell – 10
  7. Newbury – 9
  8. Ffos Las – 9
  9. Market Rasen – 9
  10. Hungtingdon – 9

Locations of Richard Johnson most successful racecourses (in order)

 

The most successful trainer partnerships

Credit: West Somerset Free Press. Phillips Hobbs and Richard Johnson

  • Phillip Hobbs – £887,139
  • Colin Tizzard – £291,093
  • Charlie Longsdon – £151,009
  • Gordon Elliott – £131,859

 

A Champion never sleeps

Richard Johnson with his first Champion Jockey trophy at Sandown

From the start of the season on 28 April 2016 to 25 April 2017, Richard Johnson has had a total 87 days off from competitive racing. During that time, the rest of us have enjoyed 112 days of weekends and public holidays, in addition to a standard annual leave allowance!

This shows that one jockey champion title was simply not enough and the hunger to win is there more than ever.

 

Overall career stats

After an incredible season of 183 wins in over 1,000 rides, Richard Johnson has greatly improved his overall career stats which are extremely impressive:

• Total wins – 3,245
• Total prize money – over £33 million
• Cheltenham Festival winners – 22

(All figures are correct as of 25/04/2017)