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Jessica Harrington

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


Jessica Harrington is one of the most successful dual purposes around.

Sizing John (Cheltenham Gold Cup), Moscow Flyer (Champion Chase) and Jezki (Champion Hurdle) have helped her win some of the biggest jump races.

She has also enjoyed great success on the Flat with the brilliant Alpha Centauri dazzling for her in 2018.

The grey daughter of Mastercraftsman reeled off four successive Group 1 wins over a mile during the summer, including the Coronation Stakes by six lengths (in a record time) and the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes by four and a half lengths.

Harrington, left, with Alpha Centauri and connections after the Falmouth Stakes. Pic Steven Cargill /Racingfotos.com

“She just floats on that top of the ground,” Harrington said after the Coronation Stakes.

It was her first Royal Ascot triumph and a second was to follow in 2020 when Alpine Star, a half-sister of Alpha Centauri, also won the Coronation Stakes in emphatic fashion.

Before taking out a training permit in 1989, Harrington was renowned as a top three-day event rider, having represented Ireland with credit at European, World and Olympic level.

In the early 90s, Harrington swapped a permit for a full training license and high-profile results soon followed.