Not only is Hayley Turner considered as one of the best jockeys of her generation, she is also seen as an inspiration to female sportswomen and has led the way for a string of female jockeys who have gone to ride hundreds of winners in the last 10 years. She is a three-time Group 1 winner with successes in 2011 with Dream Ahead in the July Cup at Newmarket and repeated the trick later that year in the Nunthorpe at York when Margot Did landed the Group 1 prize for Michael Bell.
A year later, Turner won a first international Group 1 in the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington with I’m A Dreamer for David Simcock. She would retire at the end of 2015 but made a return in 2017 and claimed arguably her biggest prize at Royal Ascot 2019.
She became the first female since Gay Kellaway back in 1987 to win a race at Royal Ascot when landing the Sandringham Stakes on Thanks Be for Charlie Fellowes.
Turner also won the Apprentice title in 2004 and became the first female to win 100 races in a calendar year in 2008.