Hollie Doyle grew up around racehorses, thanks to her parents both being former jockeys and her father a point-to-point trainer.
Having cut her teeth on the pony racing circuit, Hollie left school in 2013, aged 16, to launch her career as a jockey. Her first employer was a local trainer named David Evans, for whom she rode a winner on her first ever racecourse appearance at Salisbury.
Fast forward two years and a winter spent riding trackwork at Santa Anita in California, and Hollie made the leap to a much bigger stable under the guidance of trainer Richard Hannon.
By 2016, Hollie had made her mark as apprentice jockey to Hannon alongside boyfriend Tom Marquand, riding 33 winners that year and picking up more than 250 rides. The following year, she doubled the number of rides and clocked 59 winners.
2019 was a particularly memorable year for Hollie, as she joined forces with exciting young trainer Archie Watson and became Britain’s winning-most female jockey in a calendar year, racking up a total of 116 victories. She was also part of the girls’ team that won the Shergar Cup.
2020 has proven to be an equally brilliant year. Not only did she once again beat her total of 116 victories but she established herself at the very top tier of the sport, regulalry competing and winning significant Group races. Her greatest acheivment to day arguably came during the 2020 renewal on QIPCO British Champions Day as she not only claimed victory in the Long Distance Cup but she made it a memorable double, claiming her first Group 1 victory with Glen Shiel in the Champions Sprint Stakes.