Jockey Hollie Doyle breaks her own record for winners in a year

Jockey Hollie Doyle has broken her own record for winners ridden in a year by a female jockey.

The 24-year-old secured her 117th victory of 2020 on the Ralph Beckett-trained State Occasion at Kempton Park.

Sent off the 2-1 favourite, the filly won by a short-head in a photo finish.

“When I broke the record last year in the back of my mind I was always thinking about breaking it again this year, as I didn’t want it to be a one off, so I’m delighted to have achieved that goal," Doyle told Great British Racing.

"When you think that we also missed two months of racing this year, it is amazing that I have been able to do it so quickly.

"I want to thank all the owners and trainers that have supported me throughout this year, without them, none of this would have been possible.”

Fourth in the jockeys' championship, one place behind her partner Tom Marquand, Doyle took 213 days to reach the record.

That compares to 339 days in 2019, because racing fixtures were suspended for ten weeks earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Only the third British female jockey to reach a century in a year, after Hayley Turner and Josephine Gordon, Doyle celebrated her first Royal Ascot winner in 2020.

She also set a benchmark with five winners at one meeting, Windsor, at cumulative odds of 899-1.

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