Leading British rider Hollie Doyle will be looking to round off a record breaking 2020 with success over in Hong Kong, with the female jockey set to ride in next week’s Longines International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley.
After another superb year on the track the 24 year old has been breaking records she has already set herself, including her own record of winners throughout the calendar year taking her total of 116 last term and blowing it out of the water this year.
She rode her first Group winner on the Ed Vaughan trained Dame Malliot in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket and after that she also went on to land her first Royal Ascot winner aboard the Alan King-trained Scarlet Dragon in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes.
To top things off, on British Champions Day she landed a superb double which included her landing her first ever Group One race of her career on board Glen Shiel in the British Champion Sprint Stakes.
For many people 2020 has been a year to forget but not for Doyle, with it being her breakthrough season into the big time of the sport and to top things off she has received even more accolades.
If all these accomplishments weren't enough in the last month she has gone on to be crowned the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year and also be nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, off the back of her achievements on the track.
She will be heading over to Hong Kong with boyfriend and fellow rider Tom Marqaund and they both be hoping to land more Group One glory.
She said: “Tom and I are really looking forward to going to Hong Kong. It is a place we have always thought about going to and the opportunity has now arisen so we are excited about the prospect.
“It is a great opportunity to ride in Hong Kong at the end of a great year.
“This year has been crazy really for the both of us. It could not have gone much better. We are really grateful and pleased with the way it has gone.
“We are already looking forward to next year and it would be fantastic to have even more success.”
The pair of them will make up two of six European runners that are heading over to Happy Valley this month with Ryan Moore, William Buick and French duo Pierre-Charles Boudot and Mickael Barzalona also set to ride at the meeting.