Hollie Doyle becomes first woman to win at International Jockeys' Championship

VIDEO SHOWS: HOLLIE DOYLE BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE JOCKEY TO WIN AT THE INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS' CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONG KONG

SHOWS:

HONG KONG, CHINA (DECEMBER 9, 2020) (HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB - NO ARCHIVE)

1. START OF THE FOURTH AND FINAL RACE OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS' CHAMPIONSHIP

2. HOLLIE DOYLE (12), RIDING HARMONY N BLESSED, CHALLENGING FOR THE LEAD

3. HOLLIE DOYLE WINS FROM RYAN MOORE RIDING GRATEFUL HEART AND TOM MARQUAND ON WIND N GRASS

4. SLOW MOTION OF THE FINISH

5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HOLLIE DOYLE SAYING:

"Absolutely unbelievable, I knew I had a good chance on this horse, but you need a lot of things to go right. But it's a huge privilege for Tom (Marquand) and I to have been asked after a great season, it's the icing on the cake!"

6. HOLLIE DOYLE AT THE PRESENTATIONS IN THIRD PLACE OVERALL

7. ZAC PURTON RECEIVING THE INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS' CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

8. FIREWORKS

STORY: Hollie Doyle became the first woman to ride a winner at the International Jockeys' Championship in Hong Kong on Wednesday (December 9).

The 24-year old Englishwoman, who this year had already achieved a record 117 number of British Flat Race winners in a season for a woman, capped a superb year by guiding home 11-10 favourite Harmony N Blessed in the final race of the day, finishing ahead of Ryan Moore-ridden Grateful Heart in second, with her boyfriend Tom Marquand third on Wind N Grass.

Doyle's win put her in joint-third place overall in the event, won by Australia's Zac Purton. Twelve jockeys from around the world competed in the four-race event.

Emma-Jayne Wilson in 2007 and Chantal Sutherland two years later were the two women to have previously competed in the International Jockeys' Championships, but neither won a race.

(Production: Mike Brock)

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