Kevin Darley

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Kevin Darley
Occupation Jockey
Born 5 August 1960
Penn, Wolverhampton
Major racing wins
Major British races
1,000 Guineas Stakes (2004)
Princess Royal Stakes (2002)
Coronation Stakes (2004)
Dewhurst Stakes (2004)
Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002)
Haydock Sprint Cup (2000, 2006)
Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 (dh), 2006)
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000, 2002)
Racing Post Trophy (1994, 2001, 2002)
St Leger (2002)
Sun Chariot Stakes (1994, 1995, 2004, 2005)
Yorkshire Oaks (2001)
Racing awards

Lester Awards
Flat Jockey Special Recognition Award (1997, 2007)
Flat Jockey of the Year (2000)
British flat racing Champion Apprentice (1978)

British flat racing Champion Jockey (2000)
Significant horses
Attraction, Bollin Eric, Brian Boru, Celtic Swing, Coastal Bluff, High Chaparral, La Confederation, Malhub, Observatory, Peeress, Pipalong, Reverence, Shamardal, Super Tassa, Warning Shadows, Where or When
Website
www.kevindarley.com

Kevin Darley (born 5 August 1960, in Penn, Wolverhampton) is a retired jockey, and a co-president of the Jockeys' Association of Great Britain. He was British flat racing Champion Apprentice in 1978 with 70 wins and Champion Jockey in 2000 with 155 wins. He also won the Lester Award for Flat Jockey of the Year in 2000, and won the Lester Special Recognition Award in 1997 and 2007.

He was associated with a number of trainers including Mark Johnston, for whom he won the English 1,000 Guineas, Irish 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Sun Chariot Stakes on Attraction. He also won the St Leger on Bollin Eric and French Derby on Celtic Swing.[1]

Married with two daughters, he retired as a jockey in November 2007, after a disappointing year blighted by niggling injuries.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Flat wins in Great Britain by year, from 1988[2]

Year Wins Runs Strike Rate Total Earnings
1988 38 508 7 £160,598
1989 70 581 12 £281,705
1990 83 612 14 £387,295
1991 66 576 11 £344,763
1992 91 569 16 £388,874
1993 144 829 17 £836,339
1994 154 946 16 £1,104,241
1995 148 913 16 £1,207,863
1996 113 867 13 £1,106,077
1997 128 841 15 £1,022,152
1998 94 734 13 £791,856
1999 118 855 14 £1,042,652
2000 155 997 16 £2,306,168
2001 161 984 16 £2,384,295
2002 113 800 14 £2,646,261
2003 125 871 14 £1,877,988
2004 85 822 10 £1,779,738
2005 100 723 14 £1,342,366
2006 75 604 12 £1,396,144
2007 62 530 12 £770,876

Major wins[edit]

United Kingdom Great Britain


Canada Canada


France France


Germany Germany


Republic of Ireland Ireland


Italy Italy

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Darley announces retirement". Sky Sports. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Jockey - Kevin Darley - Stats". Racing Post. Retrieved 29 October 2017.