Tudhope reaches landmark 100 wins for first time in career at Ripon
Daniel Tudhope today secured a century of winners in the season for the first time in his career with his victory on World Title at Ripon Racecourse.
The win marked a double on the day, after securing victory with Hot Affair in the opening race and resulted in his 19th win at Ripon and therefore his highest-performing racecourse of the campaign.
Tudhope, reached the 100-mark from 465 rides, and surpasses his previous season tallies of 92 in 2018, 93 in 2017 and 60 in 2016.
The 33-year-old is going head to head with Oisin Murphy to become Champion Jockey for the first time in their careers.
On reaching the milestone, he said: “It’s the first time in my career I have reached 100 wins for the season, so it’s a massive achievement for me personally. It has been a fantastic year for me so far, and I will keep trying my hardest to achieve my dream of becoming Champion Jockey.”
Stand-out performances for the Tudhope this season include four wins at Royal Ascot – most notably with Lord Glitters in the Queen Anne Stakes, which forms part of the 2019 QIPCO British Champions Series.
His most successful trainer partnership has been with David O’Meara, with the pair enjoying 43 victories together, and he has earned over £2.2m in prize money.
Performing at a strike-rate of 22%, Tudhope now sits 18 wins behind current-leader Murphy, but 29 clear of three-time Champion Jockey, Silvestre De Sousa who is in third place – see the latest 2019 Flat Jockeys’ Championship table here.
The 2019 Champion Flat Jockey will be crowned on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 19th October. For more info & tickets, please visit: britishchampionsday.com