Leading Female Jockey Delighted to be Racing Again

After a break of two months leading professional flat jockey Hollie Doyle is delighted to be racing again on 1 June when the season resumes

Professional flat jockey Hollie Doyle, 23, from Hungerford is counting down the days to be back in the saddle racing after the British Horseracing Board announced horse racing would resume behind closed doors on the 1 June.

Jockey Hollie was anticipating that 2020 would further enhance her career after a spectacular 2019 saw her setting a record with 116 wins in a season. When the 2020 flat season was halted due to Coronavirus Hollie had already won 35 races and was on course for another century and had hoped to break the record again.

Hollie has been separated not only from racing but also her boyfriend and future champion jockey, Tom Marquand with whom she shares a home. Tom has been away from home for the best part of two months riding in Australia.

Hollie Doyle, Flat Jockey, said “I am extremely pleased to be able to start racing again at the beginning of June.

It has been a difficult couple of months but the promise of riding several exceptional horses when the season gets underway is really getting my adrenaline pumping.

Having Tom back at home is brilliant and I am confident that 2020 will be a fantastic year full of winners for both of us.”


Hollie is scheduled to have her first ride as the season resumes in Newcastle on 1 June.