Darryll Holland served a three-year apprenticeship to Barry Hills from 1989. His first ride was on Budapest at Newbury in June 1989, and his first winner on Sinclair Boy at Warwick in May 1990.
Holland rode a post-war record 85 winners to be champion apprentice in 1991. He was stable jockey to Mark Johnston from March-August 1995 and was the youngest rider to be appointed club jockey to the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1994/5, while he has also won a Group 2 contest in Japan.
In 2004, Holland achieved a career-best tally of 157 winners which saw him finish runner-up in the jockeys’ championship.
He has yet to ride a Classic winner in England, but has four (three in Germany and one in Italy) elsewhere in Europe.
Other big races to have come his way include the 2004 Coronation Cup on Warrsan, 2004 Pretty Polly Stakes on Chorist, 1999 Coral-Eclipse on Compton Admiral and the 1998 Goodwood Cup on Double Trigger.
The best horse he has ridden is Falbrav in 2003, winning the Prix d’Ispahan, Coral-Eclipse, Juddmonte International and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
He rode abroad between 2013 and 2015 but has returned to British shores in 2016, riding for Charlie Hills – son of Barry.
QIPCO British Champions Series Victories
BCS Career statistics
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