Jockey David Probert will be named the 2021/2022 All-Weather Champion Jockey on Friday, Apr. 15. The 33-year-old has ridden 82 winners during the all-weather season to date, 20 better than Hollie Doyle in second place. The season lasts from Oct. 19-Apr. 15.
Probert, said of his all-weather title win, “It's great, it's rolled on from a very good season last season, but I've been very lucky to ride for plenty of different trainers. It means a lot to win and it's a big achievement, hopefully it bounces into a good grass season.
“It always helps to stay around in the winter and keep my face in the game. I've built up good connections who have helped me and given me plenty of opportunities, so I owe a huge thank you to all the owners and trainers who have supported me.”
He is also considered the fourth chance for the Flat Champion Jockey title, with that season beginning on Apr. 30. A joint winner with William Buick of the 2008 Apprentice Jockeys' Championship, Probert exceeded 150 winners in a year for the first time.
“We've got lots of good horses this season at Andrew's [Balding], some really nice 3-year-olds like Sandrine who is going in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas,” added Probert. “Hopefully, there are plenty of chances to get that elusive Group 1.
“It would be nice to get one on the board, but I am just going to take it daily and monthly and see where we are. I am coming off the back of a very good year last year so I am aiming at quality more than anything, but I would always like to get as many winners as possible.”