Jockey Of The Month: Flat Trio Nominated Following Scintillating May

Features | 6th June 2022

These three jockeys started the Flat season in spectacular fashion. Winning some of the biggest prizes in the sport whilst displaying a high level of consistency week-to-week means all three are in with a shout! Vote for your May Jockey of the Month.

The three jockeys nominated for May Jockey of the Month 2022 are James Doyle, Ryan Moore and Kieran Shoemark. 

Doyle landed his first Classic with victory in the 1000 Guineas whilst Moore and Shoemark had plenty of Group success themselves. Find out more about each jockeys’ month below.

Jockey James Doyle won the May Jockey Of The Month vote with 60% share of the vote.

James Doyle

He’s been in the saddle for almost 18 years, winning most of the sports biggest prizes and establishing himself as one of the sports brightest talents.

With that being said, the British Classics’ has always avoided him. That was until this year where the Godolphin based jockey took the QIPCO Guineas Festival by storm.

As the saying goes “You wait for ages for a bus and then two come along together”. 

Such was the case for the 34-year-old jockey as not only did he secure his first Classic with 2000 Guineas victory on top 3-year-old Coroebus, but he followed it up a day later with a win in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas with syndicate superstar Cachet! 

Doyle said: “It’s incredible. I’m not as emotional today after getting yesterday right and that was very enjoyable. I knew this filly from last year having ridden her to be third in the Fillies’ Mile and George felt she’d got stronger over the winter.

Ryan Moore

There are few who are able to celebrate continued success more than Moore. The man at the forefront of the Coolmore machine continues to demonstrate his immense ability in the biggest moments.  His quality was on show for all to see as he blitzed the Chester May Festival coming away with a staggering eight victories from just 11 rides.  

Two of those victories came in the Group 3 Chester Vase Stakes and the prestigious long distance Chester Cup. 

Kieran Shoemark

A man who continues to impress as he further establishes himself at the very top of the game.

This month was no different as he secured top-class victories across the country. The most-notable of those came at Newmarket where he guided Ed Walker’s Dreamloper to success in the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes. Whilst success on a Saturday is vital, his continued consistency has played an important part in his nomination. On Monday 23rd, Shoemark scored a very rare 4-timer at Windsor racecourse for 4 different trainer partnerships. 

Elsewhere, he also saw success further north as he bounced to success at Haydock Park in the Group 3 John Of Gaunt Stakes with the Charlie Hills trained Pogo.