Increasing opportunities for professional female riders

The inaugural Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship presented by Chess Racing saw nine of the world's leading female riders compete in a one-day championship at Bro Park in Sweden in 2017. The riders were handpicked for their talent in the saddle and international profile. Designed to expand international opportunities for professional female riders and promote Scandinavian racing, the inaugural event received the backing of leading Swedish owner and breeder Benny Andersson.

The championship returned to the Stockholm venue on Sunday, 5 August 2018. Ten jockeys took part in the points-based competition run over five races on the Sunday afternoon card. Swedish jockey Josefin Landgren was crowned Champion after winning two races and scoring a total of 54 points, 6 pints ahead of Brazilian ace Victoria Mota.

 The participating jockeys and international racing presenter Derek Thompson at the 2017 Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship, Bro Park, 4th July 2017. 

The participating jockeys and international racing presenter Derek Thompson at the 2017 Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship, Bro Park, 4th July 2017.