Danny Tudhope Gains 1000 British Flat Winners

Danny Tudhope Gains 1000 British Flat Winners

Days after Aidan Coleman amassed 1,000 winners over jumps, Danny Tudhope reached the same milestone on the flat on Monday.

Victory on Ninjago in the six-furlong seller at Thirsk sealed the deal for the scotsman, before he celebrated in style when guiding home Ingleby Hollow for retained boss David O'Meara, later on in the 1m4f racingtv.com sponsored handicap.

The 33-year-old - who has always been considered one of the leading talents in the weighing room, has recorded top-level victories in Britain, Ireland, France and the United States.

Tudhope can thank fellow northern-trainer Karl Burke's top filly Laurens as well as O'Meara's Mondialiste for the best part of that success financially, but reflected on Monday as a standout career achievement.

(Credit: Racing Post) He said: "It's obviously fantastic and something I'm very proud to have done.

"It was even more special to do it at Thirsk, which is where I live, and to do it with all my family there was great.

"Without the likes of David and my agent Laura Way I wouldn't be here. It's all down to them," he said.

Pondering specifically on his finest moments in the saddle, the Scottish rider added to his interview: "The win on G Force in the Sprint Cup at Haydock back in 2014 definitely stands out for me.

"Being my first ever Group One win, that's something I'll never forget."

Trophies achieved from victories on Laurens and Mondialiste - two fillies already mentioned, will also have a prominent place to sit in the decoration cabinet at home.

Burke's four-year-old won the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket and the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown last term when beating Alpha Centauri, and reappeared with a confidence boosting second in the Al Shaqab Lockinge at Newbury last month.

Tudhope won the Group One Arlington Million stateside on O'Meara globetrotter Mondialiste, but also the Group Three Strensall Stakes at York and a Pontefract Listed contest to add in.

Both Penitent and Custom Cut won the bet365 Mile at Sandown for the 33-year-old, along with the Joel Stakes at HQ.

He has three booked rides at Newcastle on Tuesday, before a busy Wednesday which will see him ride two horses at Nottingham before making the trip back north to Ripon to ride a further four.

Escobar in the Introducing Racing TV Handicap at Nottingham, and Spartan Fighter in the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes look the best of his chances of further success.