Record-breaker Hollie Doyle voted Jockey of the Month

News | 3rd November 2020

In October, Hollie Doyle broke her own record the most wins achieved by a woman in a calendar year and claimed her first Group 1 win at Champions Day.

Hollie Doyle, 24, scoops the Jockey of the Month prize after receiving a commanding 80% of the vote, ahead of fellow nominees William Buick and her partner Tom Marquand who also put up outstanding performances in October.

On Wednesday 14th October, Doyle celebrated her 117th win of 2020 aboard State Occasion at Kempton Park, surpassing her own record of 116 wins which she set in 2019, and exceeding the previous record held by Josephine Gordon in 2017 (106 wins). 

Just three days later (Saturday 17th October), Doyle dominated QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot, with two wins and two seconds landing herself the leading jockey title on the day.

Doyle began the day by winning the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup with Trueshan and then celebrated her first Group 1 victory with Glen Shiel in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes, becoming the third woman to win a Group 1 race alongside Hayley Turner and Alex Greaves.

After the win with Glen Shiel, Doyle said: “It is a dream come true, a massive dream come true, especially on this horse. Everyone in the yard adores him. My aim at the start of the year was to ride a Group winner and I always said a Group One one day, but I didn’t think it would come this year.”

Doyle enjoyed a total of 17 wins during October take her tally for the season to 94 and therefore fourth place in the 2020 Flat Jockeys’ Championship. Amongst those 17 victories, Doyle also enjoyed a double at Southwell Racecourse on Thursday 29th October.

Doyle is currently travelling to the United States to compete for the first time in the Breeders’ Cup meeting in Kentucky.