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Age: 27
Nationality: New Zealand
Number of rides: 6,945
Winners: 788
Total prize money won: SEK 89,801,072 (NZ$15m)
Highlight: The 2016 Karaka Million
Lowest riding weight: 50 kg

Danielle Johnson

Despite her young age Danielle Johnson is a highly experienced jockey. She smashed all records as an apprentice and became one of the few apprentice jockeys in New Zealand to ride more than 200 winners before riding out her claim.

With four Group One victories and another 51 wins in Group and Listed races, she is looking to add ‘Lady Jockey Thoroughbred World Champion’ to her list of accolades that include being the first female jockey to win New Zealand’s richest race, the Karaka Million. 

Johnson rides for one of New Zealand’s top trainers, Stephen Marsh, who has been a keen supporter of her career so far. Johnson has ridden in Australia and Singapore, and visited Sweden last year for the inaugural LJTWC.