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Best Jockey In UK 2021

Horse racing has established itself as one of the most traditional sports in the UK. Due to its origins in the country, the competitions are already traditional and bring together the most important people in the countries to celebrate the competitions. It’s no secret that competitor Oisin Murphy has become the best Jockey in the UK. Despite some controversy, the runner takes the title in 2021 and stands out as the champion in major championships.

In addition to the players preparing for 2022, the championships are also in full swing. In 2020 many competitions were stopped due to the coronavirus, but with vaccination rates and improvements, it is possible to follow some jockeys and championships. And if you want to take advantage of the competition season to place bets on your favorite Jockeys’, check out the best UK betting sites.

Check out the list of the best Jockey in UK 2021

Jockeys Wins Rides
Oisin Murphy 183 861
W Buick 170 802
Hollie Doyle 162 1102
Tom Marquand 162 998
David Probert 155 1101
B A Curtis 123 816
R Kingscote 113 914
Rossa Ryan 111 719
James Doyle 109 611
Jack Mitchell 104 646


The Best Jockey in UK 2021

Currently, the best jockey in the UK is Oisin Murphy. He is an Irish jockey and made an immediate impact in his first year as a professional jockey in 2013, then with group play success in 2014 and was chosen as the British apprentice to the champion at the time. He won his first victory in 2017. And has been an individual champion for the past three years.

It was during the 2021 Flat Jockeys Championship that Oisin Murphy held his third champion jockey title after the season ended, the UK’s second-best William Buick trailing just behind the champion. Murphy won last year with 138 wins and kept 153 wins this season to defend his title. Buick won 151 victories and came close to lifting the cup and catching Murphy, but the Irish remained unbeaten.

Murphy said, “It’s beyond my dreams to be the best jockey here. I attended this meeting with my parents and never thought this armband belonged to me. The last few days have been amazing.”

Top Horse Races In 2022

The UK is home to some of the most prestigious horse racing globally. According to a recent study, 97% of the money spent on gambling websites in Britain is wagered on horse racing, which equates to over £4 billion spent annually by punters.

The races are accessible to the general public and at various racecourses in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

Cheltenham Festival

  • When: 15-18 March 2022
  • Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, England 
  • Feature races (jumps): Unibet Champion Hurdle, Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase, Cheltenham Gold Cup

Coral Scottish Grand National Festival 

  • When: 1-2 April 2022
  • Where: Ayr Racecourse, Scotland 
  • Feature races (jumps): Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle, Coral Scottish Grand National

Randox Health Grand National Festival

  • When: 7-9 April 2022
  • Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England 
  • Feature races (jumps): JLT Melling Steeple Chase, Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase, Grand National

Randox Grand National

  • When: Saturday 9 April 2022
  • Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England

QIPCO Guineas Festival

  • When: 30 April to 1 May 2022
  • Where: Newmarket Racecourse, England 
  • Feature races (flat): 2000 and 1000 Guineas

Epsom Derby Festival

  • When: 3-4 June 2022
  • Where: Epsom Downs, Surrey, England 
  • Feature races (flat): The Oaks, The Derby

Royal Ascot

  • When: Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June 2022
  • Where: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, England 
  • Feature races (flat): Gold Cup, St James’s Palace Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Coronation Stakes, Golden Jubilee Stakes 

Coral Summer Festival

  • When: 1-2 July (dates TBC)
  • Where: Sandown Park, England 
  • Feature races (flat): Group 1 Coral-Eclipse

Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket 

  • When: 7-9 July 2022
  • Where: Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, England 
  • Feature races (flat): Darley July Cup, Princess of Wales’s Stakes, Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes

King George Weekend

  • When: 23-24 July 2022
  • Where: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, England
  • Feature races (flat): QIPCO King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes