Hollie Doyle voted Jockey of the Month following record-breaking August

News | 4th September 2020

The 23-year-old has been named Jockey of the Month for August after entering her name into the history books once again.

The 23-year old secured a fantastic five-timer at Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 29th August resulting in Hollie becoming the first female jockey to land five winners at a single meeting.

Doyle scoops the Jockey of the Month prize after receiving a commanding 86% of the vote, ahead of fellow nominees Jim Crowley (12%) and William Buick (2%) who also enjoyed impressive performances in August.

On being named Jockey of the Month, Doyle said: “I’m delighted to have been voted as Jockey of the Month, I never could have imagined to have such a brilliant month as I did in August with the five timer, reaching 50 wins in the Jockeys’ Championship and two Group 3 wins. I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me, the support has been amazing!”

Hollie Doyle voted jockey of the month for August

During August, Doyle also became the fastest female jockey to reach 50 wins in the Flat Jockeys’ Championship. Her win aboard Good Impression at Bath Racecourse on Monday 24th August meant she reached the half-century 84 days into the 2020 campaign, 41 days faster than her own record of 125 days last season.

The Lambourn-based jockey recorded a total of 19 victories across the month, including two Group 3 successes with Extra Elusive. Firstly, in the BetVictor Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday 8th August and then in the Gallagher Group Winter Hill Stakes as part of the five-timer at Windsor Racecourse.

Doyle followed up her five-timer at Windsor with a treble at Yarmouth Racecourse the next day (Sunday 30th August), in what was her second treble of the month after three victories at Lingfield Park Racecourse on Tuesday 4th August.

Doyle’s stellar form has seen her pick up her first British Group 1 ride tomorrow aboard Glen Shiel in the Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock Park Racecourse, a race which forms part of the 2020 QIPCO British Champions Series.

Discussing her chances, Doyle said: “First of all it’s a fantastic opportunity for me and especially being for Archie Watson who has been a tremendous help to me personally. Glen Shiel deserves to be in the race given the way he has performed so far this year with three wins and a second in his last four races, and hopefully he can do us all proud tomorrow!”

In winning the competition, Hollie Doyle is awarded £1,000 and a £500 charity donation of her choice. She has chosen to donate this to Racing Welfare.