‘Lady Jockey Of The Year‘ Hayley Turner of Britain won the ToteSport Challenge Cup held in Ascot on Saturday. Riding on Furnace, Turner won a little over £93,000. The victory has even more cemented her place in the sport dominated by the males over the years.
“I was lucky enough to have a front-runner with me. I pulled him out, he changed his legs and he battled on very well. He ran a very similar race when he won at Chester. Michael has been brilliant, I’ve had a lot of support from him and got on some nice horses.”
Hayley has already secured her personal target of 70 winners this season.
Of Furnace, trainer Michael Bell said: “He’s a lightly-raced and fresh horse who had his first run of the season three weeks ago. Being a fresh horse at this stage of the season is very important.”
While Come was third in the race, Dhaular Dhar was fourth.
Turner, who is 25 right now and lives in Southwell, is said to be one of the best jockeys in Britain today and the most successful amongst women in the history. She started in the sport when she was 17 and currently boasts of almost 70 victories this season. Even more, her slender figure can make any ramp model jealous of her curves.
The thing that really separates her from the other jockeys is certainly her ability to turn heads. She is closer to the crowds than anyone else and has certainly helped in glamorizing the sport even more.
It is said that Hayley might be replacing Irish champion Jamie Spencer as the favorite choice of star trainer Michael Bell. She has raced more than the 2007 British flat racing Champion this season with only two winners less.
While she is giving the horses a good run, even the bookies are on their feet, whenever she is on the track.
More photos and a video of Hayley Turner are below.