Jockey Daniel Tudhope is hoping he can continue his recent fantastic form into the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, which begins on Saturday 20th July, as the race to be crowned Champion Flat Jockey heats up.
The 33-year-old has enjoyed a superb start to the season, securing 62 wins and finding himself at the top of the 2019 Flat Jockeys’ Championship.
Tudhope, who is based in Thirsk, was named top jockey at the 2017 and 2018 Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festivals and securing the hat-trick is firm on his mind.
He said: “The Go Racing In Yorkshire Festival is great, I have been top jockey for the last two years and I’m certainly hoping to repeat that this year. I love riding in Yorkshire and for local trainers, so it’s brilliant when I get the chance to do that. The festival also adds a bit of healthy competition amongst us jockeys, which is good, as everyone wants to be top jockey at the end.”
The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival takes place from Saturday 20th July – Sunday 28th July, featuring ten race meetings across eight racecourses in Yorkshire:
- Saturday 20th July – Ripon
- Saturday 20th July (Evening) – Doncaster
- Sunday 21st July – Redcar
- Monday 22nd July (Evening) – Beverley
- Wednesday 24th July – Catterick
- Thursday 25th July (Evening) – Doncaster
- Friday 26th July – Thirsk
- Friday 26th July (Evening) – York
- Saturday 27th July – York
- Sunday 28th July – Pontefract
39 of Tudhope’s victories this season have been at Yorkshire tracks, including his 1,000th UK career victory with the David O’Meara-trained Ingleby Hollow at Thirsk Racecourse last month.
Tudhope and O’Meara, who is also based in Yorkshire, have enjoyed 29 wins together this year and a staggering 420 throughout Tudhope’s career.
Other notable wins for Tudhope this season include a terrific double on the opening day of Royal Ascot, firstly with Lord Glitters in the Queen Anne Stakes, which is part of the 2019 QIPCO British Champions Series, and then with Addeybb in the Wolferston Stakes.
He then secured two additional Royal Ascot wins, aboard Move Swiftly in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes and Space Traveller in the Jersey Stakes.
Tudhope’s win with Lord Glitters in the Queen Anne Stakes was his first success in the 2019 QIPCO British Champions Series.
Tudhope continued: “Obviously I would love to be Champion Jockey, that would be the dream, but there is a long way to go and I just want to ride as many winners as possible.”
Editorial and photograph courtesy of Great British Racing