Dale Swift grew up in the Yorkshire town of Rotherham.
His first job in racing was with trainer Ann Duffield. He then moved to Richard Fahey before beginning his long-standing association with Brian Ellison in 2004.
His riding career has been a slow-burner – he did not manage more than two winners in any season until 2010. At one stage he was having serious problems keeping his weight down and he toyed with the idea of becoming a jumps jockey.
His breakthrough success came when he guided Moyenne Corniche to victory in the Ebor Handicap at York in 2011.
He set a new personal best tally of winners in 2012 with 37 and bettered that in 2013 with 40 winners. He enjoyed his first Pattern Race success in September 2013 when Top Notch Tonto won the Group 3 Superior Mile at Haydock Park and he rode him into second place in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Europe’s richest mile race on QIPCO British Champions Day, in October 2013.
QIPCO British Champions Series Victories
BCS Career statistics
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