Danny Tudhope grew up in Irvine, Ayrshire in Scotland. His family has no connections with racing and he had not considered a career as a jockey until it was suggested to him by a careers advisor.
It is unlikely the 35-year-old has had many regrets.
His career has gone from strength to strength and in 2019 he beat all bar Oisin Murphy in the Flat Jockeys’ Championship. He ended the whole year with 159 winners.
In the same year, he passed 1,000 British winners and landed the Queen Anne Stakes on the David O’Meara-trained Lord Glitters.
He is O’Meara’s principal jockey and the pair have enjoyed great success together, including with G-Force in the 2014 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park.
In 2018, Tudhope enjoyed more Series glory again aboard the prolific Laurens in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket when he was standing in for the injured PJ McDonald.