Hayley Turner

Hayley Turner Becomes First Woman in Europe to Ride 1,000 Winners

Hayley Turner, Britain's most successful female jockey, received a standing ovation from her fellow members of the weighing-room when becoming the first woman in Europe to ride 1,000 winners. Turner, 40, reached the notable landmark at Chelmsford City on Tuesday evening aboard Tradesman (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) for Khalifa Dasmal and David Simcock. The same owner-and-trainer combination was responsible for Turner's first Group 1 win aboard Dream Ahead in the July Cup of 2011. Back in 2008, Turner also became the first female jockey in Britain to ride 100 winners in...

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Team Ladies The Big Winners In The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

Team Ladies accumulated 78 point to just edge Team Rest of the World by five points to take the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday. Hollie Doyle and Saffie Osborne each rode two winners on the day, and Doyle scored points with each of her five rides, resulting in her first Alistair Haggis Silver Saddle, awarded to the day's leading rider. Her points total for the day stands at 48. After winning with The Very Man (Ire) (Jeremy) and Regal Empire (Ire) (Farhh {GB}) in the Dubai...

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Seven Days: A New Force Emerges at Ascot

Pack away your hats and spend a joyful week in jeans and trainers. Royal Ascot was fabulous, as it always is. Though we may have tipped into the meeting being padded with too many handicaps, the results throughout the five days provided plenty of great storylines, even beyond the headline-hogger that is Frankie Dettori.  Unquestionably, though, the best race anywhere in the world in the last week came at Hanshin on Sunday. In the Takarazuka Kinen, Equinox (Jpn) (Kitasan Black {Jpn}) ran the kind of race that few horses can...

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Star-Studded Line-up For Shergar Cup as Dettori Captains European Team

The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup has attracted a star-studded line-up with Frankie Dettori, Kerrin McEvoy and Hollie Doyle committed at this year's team event which takes place on Aug. 6 at Ascot. There will be 10 nations represented across the four teams for the 21st renewal of the Shergar Cup with Dettori, the most successful jockey in Royal Ascot history of those who still hold a licence, captaining the European team. Dettori, who will be making his 11th appearance at the Shergar Cup, said, "It's been a few years...

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Crystal Estrella Shines As Record-Breaking July Sale Concludes

NEWMARKET, UK--It's not often that a camera crew follows a filly on her way into the ring but the confidence behind Crystal Estrella (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}) was well placed at Tattersalls with Sir Michael Stoute's charge selling to Team Valor for 275,000gns on the final day of a record-breaking July Sale. An impressive winner of a 10-furlong novice at Goodwood in May, Crystal Estrella will remain in training with Stoute, resuming her career under the banner of Barry Irwin's operation, who recently stated their intention to concentrate on racing in...

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Turner Wins After Absence

Hayley Turner rode her first winner of the year-and since returning from a seven-week absence due to injury-at Wolverhampton on Wednesday, and the 39-year-old said she is looking forward to celebrating more victories in 2022 and to riding in the International Jockeys Challenge in Saudi Arabia at the end of February. "I broke my thumb which sidelined me for seven weeks, so it was nice to get back with a winner," said Turner. "It was a bit frustrating--I'd pulled up on one of David Simcock's horses after the line and...

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Team TalkSPORT Triumphs as Racing League Concludes

The William Hill Racing League ended at Newcastle on Thursday evening with Team talkSPORT crowned the winner. A total of 12 teams competed in the weekly Thursday races that began six weeks ago, with Gosforth Park, Doncaster, Windsor and Lingfield (twice) all hosting a night. Each race carried a £50,000 purse, with 25 points awarded to the winner, with points available through 10th place. Besides the £1.8 million in prizemoney on offer throughout the contest, another £200,000 in bonuses was on off with £150,000 going to the winning team. At...

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Team ThoroughBid Takes Racing League Lead

A win during Thursday's Racing League card at Windsor helped vault Team ThoroughBid to the top of the Racing League standings with 245 points and with two meetings still to go in the contest. Hayley Turner rode the Andrew Balding-trained Quickstep Lady to victory for Team ThoroughBid, propelling herself to the lead in the League's jockey standings. "It was a strong gallop and she ground it out really well," Turner told Sky Sports Racing. "She goes so well at home and looks a million dollars so it was nice it...

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Team Swish Leads Racing League After Week Three

Halfway through the six-week season, Team Swish leads the William Hill Racing League with 188 points. They are 10 points ahead of Team ThoroughBid after winning with The Attorney (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and Menai Bridge (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) later on the Lingfield card both for Charlie Hills. Jockey Saffie Osborne is in front of all other riders with 132 points, one point better than Jack Mitchell, and she was aboard Menai Bridge. "We are smashing it tonight," Team Swish racing manager Rosie Tapner told Sky Sports Racing. "I'm going...

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Nicola Currie Leads Ladies Team to Shergar Cup Win

A pair of wins for Nicola Currie saw the jockey win the Alistair Haggis "Silver Saddle" Trophy and assist the Ladies Team to Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup glory at Ascot. Going into the finale, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash, the Ladies Team had a five-point advantage, but Team Ireland finished first and second with Joe Fanning and Tadhg O'Shea. Currie was third, giving the Shergar Cup to the Ladies Team by three points with 69 points. Ireland was second on 66 points, with Great Britain third with...

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Shergar Cup Teams Confirmed

The four teams for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup jockey competition at Ascot have been confirmed, with three jockeys comprising each team. This year's Derby winning jockey Adam Kirby will captain Team Great Britain, on which he will be joined by Cieren Fallon and James Doyle. This year's G1 Gold Cup-winning rider Joe Fanning leads Team Ireland, which is also made up of David Egan and Tadhg O'Shea. Hayley Turner, the most successful rider in the history of the Shergar Cup, captains the Ladies Team which also includes Mickaelle...

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Turner Confirmed For Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

The 20th running of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup will feature veteran reinswoman Hayley Turner, Ascot announced on Tuesday. Turner, who has won the Alistair Haggis Silver Saddle in 2018 and 2019, is the leading jockey in the history of the event with 297 points from 13 appearances. Turner said, "I'm excited that the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is around the corner. It's one of my favourite days of the year. The girls team is always strong and we get lots of supporters which is great. It's going...

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