British jump racing Champion Jockey

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Tony McCoy has been Champion Jockey a record 18 times.

In Great Britain's National Hunt racing, the title of Champion Jockey is bestowed on the jockey who has ridden the most winning horses during a racing season. From its inception in 1900 through to 1925, the award was given to the jockey who had ridden the most winners during a calendar year (January to December). Beginning in 1926, this changed, instead identifying the jockey who had ridden the most winners during a campaign season; the 1926 winner was rewarded for the 1925–26 season, for example.

Tony McCoy has held the title of Champion Jockey 18 times, which is more than any other winner; he has also recorded the most wins in a season, with 289 in the 2001–02 season.[1] The award has been shared on three occasions: in 1944–45, in 1968–69,[2] and in 1981–82. Over the years, three amateurs have won the title, though none more recently than 1919.[3] One of them, Jack Anthony, won both as an amateur (in 1914)[3] and as a professional (in 1922). Racing was suspended for several years during World War II, which meant there was no Champion Jockey in 1943 or 1944.

Champion Jockeys[edit]

Table Legend

  (*) Title given for calendar year rather than campaign season
Season Jockey Status Winners Reference
2012–13 Tony McCoy Professional 185 [4]
2011–12 Tony McCoy Professional 199 [5]
2010–11 Tony McCoy Professional 218 [6]
2009–10 Tony McCoy Professional 195 [7]
2008–09 Tony McCoy Professional 186 [7]
2007–08 Tony McCoy Professional 140 [6]
2006–07 Tony McCoy Professional 184 [8]
2005–06 Tony McCoy Professional 178 [9]
2004–05 Tony McCoy Professional 200 [6]
2003–04 Tony McCoy Professional 209 [6]
2002–03 Tony McCoy Professional 258 [6]
2001–02 Tony McCoy Professional 289 [1]
2000–01 Tony McCoy Professional 191
1999–2000 Tony McCoy Professional 245
1998–99 Tony McCoy Professional 186
1997–98 Tony McCoy Professional 253 [1]
1996–97 Tony McCoy Professional 190
1995–96 Tony McCoy Professional 175
1994–95 Richard Dunwoody Professional 160 [10]
1993–94 Richard Dunwoody Professional 197 [10]
1992–93 Richard Dunwoody Professional 173 [10]
1991–92 Peter Scudamore Professional 175 [11]
1990–91 Peter Scudamore Professional 141 [11]
1989–90 Peter Scudamore Professional 170 [11]
1988–89 Peter Scudamore Professional 221 [11]
1987–88 Peter Scudamore Professional 132 [11]
1986–87 Peter Scudamore Professional 123 [11]
1985–86 Peter Scudamore Professional 91 [11]
1984–85 John Francome Professional 101
1983–84 John Francome Professional 131
1982–83 John Francome Professional 106
1981–82 John Francome / Peter Scudamore Professional 120 [11]
1980–81 John Francome Professional 105
1979–80 Jonjo O'Neill Professional 115
1978–79 John Francome Professional 95
1977–78 Jonjo O'Neill Professional 149 [12]
1976–77 Tommy Stack Professional 97 [13]
1975–76 John Francome Professional 96
1974–75 Tommy Stack Professional 82 [13]
1973–74 Ron Barry Professional 94
1972–73 Ron Barry Professional 125 [12]
1971–72 Bob Davies Professional 89
1970–71 Graham Thorner Professional 74
1969–70 Bob Davies Professional 91
1968–69 Terry Biddlecombe / Bob Davies Professional 77 [2]
1967–68 Josh Gifford Professional 82
1966–67 Josh Gifford Professional 122
1965–66 Terry Biddlecombe Professional 102 [2]
1964–65 Terry Biddlecombe Professional 114 [2]
1963–64 Josh Gifford Professional 94
1962–63 Josh Gifford Professional 70
1961–62 Stan Mellor Professional 80
1960–61 Stan Mellor Professional 118
1959–60 Stan Mellor Professional 68
1958–59 Tim Brookshaw Professional 83
1957–58 Fred Winter Professional 82
1956–57 Fred Winter Professional 80
1955–56 Fred Winter Professional 74
1954–55 Tim Molony Professional 67 [14]
1953–54 Dick Francis Professional 76 [15]
1952–53 Fred Winter Professional 121 [16]
1951–52 Tim Molony Professional 99
1950–51 Tim Molony Professional 83
1949–50 Tim Molony Professional 95
1948–49 Tim Molony Professional 60
1947–48 Bryan Marshall Professional 66
1946–47 Jack Dowdeswell Professional 58
1945–46 Fred Rimell Professional 54
1944–45 Frenchie Nicholson / Fred Rimell Professional 15
1943–44 Racing suspended
1942–43 Racing suspended
1941–42 Ron Smyth Professional 12
1940–41 Gerry Wilson Professional 22
1939–40 Fred Rimell Professional 24
1938–39 Fred Rimell Professional 61
1937–38 Gerry Wilson Professional 59
1936–37 Gerry Wilson Professional 45
1935–36 Gerry Wilson Professional 57
1934–35 Gerry Wilson Professional 73
1933–34 Gerry Wilson Professional 56
1932–33 Gerry Wilson Professional 61
1931–32 Billy Stott Professional 77
1930–31 Billy Stott Professional 81
1929–30 Billy Stott Professional 77
1928–29 Billy Stott Professional 76
1927–28 Billy Stott Professional 88
1926–27 Fred Rees Professional 59
1925–26 Ted Leader Professional 61 [17]
1925* E. Foster Professional 76
1924* Fred Rees Professional 108
1923* Fred Rees Professional 64
1922* Jack Anthony Professional 78
1921* Fred Rees Professional 65
1920* Fred Rees Professional 64
1919* H. Brown Amateur 48 [3]
1918* George Duller Professional 17
1917* W. Smith Professional 15
1916* C. Hawkins Professional 17
1915* Ernie Piggott Professional 44
1914* Jack Anthony Amateur 60 [3]
1913* Ernie Piggott Professional 60
1912* Ivor Anthony Professional 78 [3]
1911* W. Payne Professional 76
1910* Ernie Piggott Professional 67
1909* R. Gordon Professional 45
1908* P. Cowley Professional 65
1907* Frank Mason Professional 59
1906* Frank Mason Professional 58
1905* Frank Mason Professional 73
1904* Frank Mason Professional 59
1903* Percy Woodland Professional 54
1902* Frank Mason Professional 67
1901* Frank Mason Professional 58
1900* H. S. Sidney Amateur 53

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "University honour for McCoy". BBC. 3 July 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d Birley 1995, p. 49
  3. ^ a b c d e Birley 1995, p. 158
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour: Britain". Racing Post (London). 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "British Jump Jockey Championship". Professional Jockey Association. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "British Jump Jockey Championship". Professional Jockey Association. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Tony McCoy picks up 15th champion jockey title". BBC News. 24 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "McCoy is champion jockey again". BBC. 29 April 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Inca wins horse of the year award". BBC. 2006-05-15. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c Dunwoody, Richard (2000). Obsessed, An Autobiography. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-7218-2. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h American Heritage Dictionary (2004). The Riverside dictionary of biography. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 716. ISBN 0-618-49337-9. 
  12. ^ a b Vamplew, Wray; Joyce Kay (2003). Encyclopedia of British Horseracing. London; New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-7146-5356-X. 
  13. ^ a b "Racing: Tommy Stack in critical condition". The Independent. 1998-12-28. Retrieved 2008-05-19. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Road To Cheltenham: Champion Hurdle Legendary Jockeys". 
  15. ^ Wakeman, John, ed. (1980). World authors, 1970-1975. Bronx, NY: H. W. Wilson. p. 272. ISBN 0-8242-0641-X. 
  16. ^ Griffiths, Richard (6 April 2004). "Obituary: Fred Winters". The Independent. Retrieved 11 July 2008. [dead link]
  17. ^ Birley 1995, p. 159

References[edit]

  • Birley, Derek (1995). Playing the game: sport and British society, 1910–45. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-4497-9. 

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