Lady Jockeys’ Championship Draws Britain’s Most Successful Female Rider Out Of Retirement

by | 06.25.2017 | 4:26pm
Hayley Turner, one of Britain's most successful female jockeys

Britain's most successful female jockey has officially been retired since 2015, though she has recently turned her talents to become an on-air personality for ITV Racing during the Royal Ascot meeting. Hayley Turner plans to return to the saddle, according to, in order to contest the inaugural Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship to be be held in Sweden on July 4.

“I have had some very tempting offers to return to the saddle and resisted most of them,” said Turner, “but I had such a great time in Sweden last year at the opening of Bro Park (in Stockholm) that I jumped at the chance to go back there again.”

Other female jockeys planning to attend include the U.S.-based Chantal Sutherland and the top female apprentice in Hong Kong, Kei Chong.


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