Five major milestones for women jockeys in Britain and Ireland
Following Lizzie Kelly's famous victory in the Betway Bowl at Aintree on Thursday, we look at a few other memorable moments for female jockeys, jumps and Flat
Meriel Tufnell: Scorched Earth
1972 Kempton: Goya Stakes
Meriel Tufnell became the first female rider to partner a winner in Britain under the rules of racing. It took place on May 6, 1972, at Kempton, aboard her mother's Scorched Earth.
It was the first time female jockeys were allowed to race so Tufnell partnered a winner on her first ever ride. She retired from race-riding in 1975 and was appointed an MBE the following year.
Gay Kelleway: Sprowston Boy
1987 Royal Ascot: Queen Alexandra Stakes
Now a successful trainer, Gay Kelleway first made headlines when partnering Sprowston Boy to glory in the Queen Alexandra Stakes in 1987. In doing so she became the first female to ride a winner at Royal Ascot. She is still the only female jockey to have done so.
Kelleway kicked on early on the 12-1 shot, trained by her father Paul, and stole the race from Swinley Bottom, with Kelleway winning comfortably from the likes Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Pat Eddery.
Nina Carberry: Leading Run
2006 Punchestown festival: Champion Bumper (Grade 1)
Nina Carberry became the first female jumps jockey to win at the highest level in Britain or Ireland when partnering the 4-1 favourite Leading Run to victory in the Champion Bumper at the Punchestown festival for trainer Noel Meade.
Carberry got the better of the legendary Derek O'Connor – who was on Hairy Molly – and James O'Farrell aboard Lord Over in a thrilling three-way finish, with Leading Run coming out on top by half a length.
Hayley Turner: Dream Ahead
2011 Newmarket: July Cup (Group 1)
Hayley Turner was shopping in Superdrug on the Thursday when she got the call up to replace William Buick on Dream Ahead in the 2011 July Cup. Two days later she became the first woman to win a Group 1 in Britain outright - Alex Greaves dead-heated in the 1997 Nunthorpe on Ya Malak.
Turner didn't get a clear run and had to switch her mount inside the final furlong, but he wore down Bated Breath to win by half a length. A month later she took her Group 1 tally to two, winning the Nunthorpe on Margot Did.
Lizzie Kelly: Tea For Two
2015 Kempton: Feltham Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
Lizzie Kelly became the first female in Britain or Ireland to ride a Grade 1 winner over obstacles when partnering her subsequent Aintree winner to victory at Kempton in the novice equivalent on King George day. The two took things up two out and kicked clear of a classy field that included Southfield Royale and Native River.
On day one of the Grand National meeting Kelly did it again, but this time in open company. Whereas the Kempton race was restricted to novices, this time she did it against one of the best around, seeing off the high-class Cue Card in a thrilling finish.