Hayley Turner’s Top 5 Moments
5. Won Champion Apprentice title in 2005 with 44 winners (jointly with Saleem Golam)
Hayley Turner became the first female Champion Apprentice in 2005, riding an impressive grand total of 60 winners. She achieved this feat at the age of just 22, riding for top trainers such as Henry Cecil and Richard Hannon, and marketing herself as one to watch.
4. Win on Dream Ahead in the July Cup (first outright female jockey to win a British Group 1)
Hayley Turner made history with this win, becoming the first female jockey ever to win a Group 1 race. The win came in the same year that she achieved a landmark 100 wins, cementing her as the most successful female jockey that Britain has ever seen.
3. Margot Did’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes victory.
This marked Turner’s second Group 1 win, only one month after her victory in the July Cup of the same year! A price of 20-1 made this win for Michael Bell all the more impressive, and proved without doubt that the trainer’s faith in Turner was justified.
2. Won the Beverly D Stakes on I’m A Dreamer (2012)
This win marked a huge leap forward in Hayley Turner’s international reputation. Winning the Beverly D Stakes in Chicago marked her third Group 1 success, but most crucially, represented a breakthrough at the very highest level in the US. Foot-perfect tactics in this race brought her right into the forefront of leading jockeys in the world.
1. Won the Shergar Cup in the girls team (also captained in other seasons)
The Shergar Cup is famously Turner’s favourite raceday, and marked the first ever win for the Girls’ Team. Between them they won three out of the six races on the day, unequivocally beating the other teams down the rankings. Putting last year’s one-point miss behind them, this win, close to Turner’s heart, was truly historic.