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Champion Jockeys: National Hunt
Champion Jockeys: Flat
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Jockeys

Champion Jockeys: National Hunt

The first three years (1960–2) Click to show or hide the answer
3 times (1965, 1966, 1969) Click to show or hide the answer
7 times, 1976–85 (shared with Scudamore in 1983) Click to show or hide the answer
7 consecutive times, 1986–92 (also shared with Francome in 1983) Click to show or hide the answer
3 times, 1993–5 Click to show or hide the answer
20 consecutive times, from 1996 until his retirement in 2015 Click to show or hide the answer
Champion jockey in 2016 and 2017, after finishing as runner–up to McCoy 16 times Click to show or hide the answer

Champion Jockeys: Flat

13 times, 1840–52 Click to show or hide the answer
13 times, 1874–86 Click to show or hide the answer
26 times in 29 years, 1925–53 (25 times in 27 years, 1927–53); knighted 1953 Click to show or hide the answer
11 times: 1960, 1964–71, 1981–2 Click to show or hide the answer
1961–3 Click to show or hide the answer
5 times, 1972–83 Click to show or hide the answer
11 times, 1974–96 Click to show or hide the answer
3 times: 1984, 1985, 1987 (US–born) Click to show or hide the answer
3 times: 1994, 1995, 2004 Click to show or hide the answer
6 times, 1997–2003 Click to show or hide the answer
Interrupted Fallon's run (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
3 times: 2006, 2008, 2009 Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Three–times champion jockey, 1965–9: trained John Hurt for his role as Bob Champion in the 1983 biopic Champions Click to show or hide the answer
Finest hour (BBC website) was winning The Oaks on the Queen's horse Dunfermline in Silver Jubilee year (1977); also won the St. Leger that year on the same horse Click to show or hide the answer
First jockey to win the Kentucky Derby (1978) and the Epsom Derby (1985, 1987) Click to show or hide the answer
Won the Derby on Authorized (2007) and Golden Horn (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
Champion National Hunt (jump) jockey 1953–4; jockey to the Queen Mother, 1953–7; rode her horse Devon Loch, which collapsed in the 1956 Grand National; after retirement, became a best–selling author (of books on a racing theme) Click to show or hide the answer
First jockey to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2010); first National Hunt jockey to ride over 2,000 winners; retired in 2015 after riding a total of 4,358 winners; knighted in the 2016 New Year honours list Click to show or hide the answer
First National Hunt jockey to ride 1,000 winners Click to show or hide the answer
US jockey, rode 8,833 winners 1949–90 Click to show or hide the answer
US jockey, 1890s – popularised the "forward seat" style of riding, known in Britain as the "monkey crouch"; name became rhyming slang for 'alone' (or 'on one's own') Click to show or hide the answer
Rode Shergar to victory in the Derby, 1981 (also Llammtara in 1995) Click to show or hide the answer

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