British flat racing Champion Jockey

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The Champion Jockey of flat racing in Great Britain is the jockey who has ridden the most winning horses during a season. The list below shows the Champion Jockey and the number of winners for each year since 1840.[1] The seasonal record of jockeys' winners was published for the first time in 1846.[2] The championship was sponsored for the first time in 2009 by online casino 32Red and is currently sponsored by Stobart Group. The 2016 title was determined by the number of winners ridden between 30 April and 15 October, in both turf and all-weather racing.[3] Prior to 2015 the title was decided over the full length of the Flat turf season, from March to November, and carried no prize money to the winner. A prize of £25,000 to the champion jockey was also introduced as part of the 2015 changes.[4]

Champions[edit]

Jockeys are of British nationality unless stated

Records[edit]

  • Most titles - 26, Gordon Richards
  • Most consecutive titles - 13, Nat Flatman (1840-1852), Fred Archer (1874-1886)
  • Most wins in a season - 269, Gordon Richards (1947)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wright 1986, p. 423.
  2. ^ Mortimer, Onslow & Willett 1976, p. 214.
  3. ^ "The Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship 2016". Professional Jockeys Association. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Cook, Chris. "Jockeys' title race changes backed by Richard Hughes and Frankie Dettori". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Proud De Sousa lifts first jockeys' championship". Racing Post. 
  6. ^ "Jim Crowley: Championship a dream win". Sky Sports. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopaedia of British Racing. London: Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-354-08536-0. 
  • Wright, Howard (1986). The Encyclopaedia of Flat Racing. London: Robert Hale. ISBN 0-7090-2639-0.