Hollie Doyle secured her maiden Group 1 success by riding Glen Shiel to victory in Saturday's Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes.
It had already been a landmark week for Doyle, as she broke her own record for most victories in a calendar year by a female jockey in Britain with her success at Kempton on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old then became the first female to win a race on Champions Day in Britain, as she guided Trueshan to a comfortable victory in the opener at Ascot, the Long Distance Cup.
Doyle was then able to secure her maiden Group 1 success, the first by a female rider in nine years, steering Glen Shiel to Champions Sprint Stakes glory by a nose from Brando, with the jockey struggling to find the words to describe her latest achievement.
"I'm a bit in shock at the moment," Doyle was quoted as saying by the Racing Post. "It's a dream come true really, my aim at the start of the year was to ride a Group winner and I've always said I want to win a Group 1 one day – I didn't think it would come this year."
The other big winners at Ascot's prestigious meeting were Addeybb, who was runner up in the QIPCO British Champion Stakes last year, but went one better this time around for trainer William Haggas.
Francis-Henri Graffard tasted glory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes as The Revenant emerged victorious, while Wonderful Tonight prevailed for David Menuisier in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.
Article Posted on Saturday 17th October 2020 @ 17.04
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