Talking Horses: Hollie Doyle breaks British female jockeys’ record

Doyle becomes the winning-most female jockey in a calendar year in Britain after gaining her 107th success at SouthwellHollie Doyle set a new record for wins in a year by a female jockey when she drove Class Clown to victory at Southwell on Thursday evening, her 107th success of 2019. It was a finish that allowed the 23-year-old to show off her skills as she repeatedly switched whip hands and eventually persuaded her mount to edge past a rival who was hanging into her.Though she is not one of the most demonstrative riders in the weighing room, Doyle was clearly moved by the achievement, possibly because she has had some near misses in the five days since drawing level with the record, set by Josephine Gordon two years ago. “I feel a bit emotional, actually,” Doyle said on dismounting. She described herself as “really grateful” and “very lucky”. Continue reading…