In becoming the first woman in British racing to ride five winners in one day at cumulative odds of 899-1, 23-year-old Hollie Doyle has set herself on course for deserved stardom
Aged just 23 and the girlfriend of fellow jockey Tom Marquand, of the brilliant accomplishment Doyle remarked: “I thought it’d go one way or the other. I thought, this could be a good day or a really bad day.”
She added: “I’m just really blessed at the moment to be getting a leg-up on these good horses. The last few years have been awesome.”
“I like riding under pressure, I feel with the better rides I got I like it more. I love riding horses, you’ve got to to do this job… I’m jammy aren’t I.”
Here is a woman headed the same way as Frankie Dettori and Lester Piggot and here is a tremendous success the entire racing world should laud as a groundbreaking heroine.