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Age: 34
Country: United Kingdom
Number of rides: 7.935
Career wins: 767
Prize money: SEK 43.617.732 (€ 4.467.779)
Highlight: The Darley July Cup (Gr. 1)
Lowest riding weight: 53 kg

Hayley Turner

Born in Nottingham, England, Hayley Turner is the most successful female jockey in British racing history. She was the first woman to be crowned champion apprentice when riding 44 winners in the 2005 Flat (turf) season, sharing the title with Saleem Golam.

Turner’s success that year led to her being awarded a Lester for apprentice jockey of the year, the first woman to ever be given that accolade. In 2008 she became the first female jockey to partner 100 winners in a calendar year, and in 2016 was awarded an OBE in The Queen’s birthday honours list.

Turner was also the first outright female Group One winner when in 2011 she rode Dream Ahead to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. Success followed success as she went on to ride Margot Did in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York, before her first international Group One on I’m A Dreamer at Arlington.

Retired since 2015, Hayley returns to the saddle for her shot at the title of Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Champion.