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Luke Morris

  • 2021 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2021 Total prize money £

Summary

Have saddle, will travel! Luke Morris is renowned as one of Britain’s busiest jockeys.

He can ride at about 8st and so few horses are off-limits for him. Since 2010, he has never had fewer than 1,000 rides in the year and five times in the past decade he has rattled up more than 1,500.

The winners have also flowed and he heads into 2021 closing in on 1800 plus chasing an eleventh successive century. He has twice chalked up 189 winners in a year, in 2014 and 2015.

His most cherished success, perhaps, was aboard brilliant mare Marsha in the 2017 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.

Morris got her up in the final stride to pip Frankie Dettori and Lady Aurelia by a nose.

Famously, Dettori was pictured celebrating after the line thinking he had prevailed. But it was Morris and Marsha who had won.

Born in Oxford, Morris is the nephew of one jockey, Jason Tate, and the grandson of another, Joe Tate. After a spell at the British Racing School in Newmarket, he started his career as an apprentice to Michael Bell before linking up with Stan Moore. He is No 1 jockey for Sir Mark Prescott.

Morris rode his first winner in November 2005, with his first big-race victory coming two years later in the Northumberland Plate aboard Juniper Girl.

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