Hollie Doyle, one of Britain’s leading young female jockeys, started her career with David Evans at the age of 17. There she rode her first winner before moving to the yard of Richard Hannon Jr. Since then Hollie has worked her way up the ranks, riding 33 winners in 2016 and being the leading amateur in the winter championship establishing herself as one of the UK’s most talented young riders.
2017 was an extremely big year for Hollie. A rapid start to the season saw Hollie leading the amateur jockey championships in May. However, a broken collarbone saw her side-lined for a couple of months. Nonetheless she was able to carry her flying form into the second half of the season. In August, Hollie gained success at black type level for the first time, guiding Billesdon Bess to victory in the Upavon Stakes for Richard Hannon. This form continued with Hollie riding out her claim in November finishing the year with 59 winners.
Hollie is one of the leading female jockeys, shown by her inclusion in the girls’ team for the Shergar Cup. As a rider she is renowned for her judgement of pace, something which she says she learnt during her time in America.
2018 began with Hollie securing her 100th career win when riding Ay Ay for David Elsworth at Lingfield in January. This has been followed by the announcement from Goodwood racecourse that Hollie is to be their new ambassador for 2018, which will include riding in the £150,000 Silk Series for female jockeys in the summer. This combined with an increasing number of rides means that 2018 is certainly going to be a very exciting season for Hollie.