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Hayley Turner adds Royal Ascot winner to an already impressive CV

Hayley Turner wins the Sandringham Handicap on Thanks Be
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It was not possible for women to ride at Royal Ascot until 1975, when they were permitted to compete in Britain as professionals for the first time. The first to do so was Irish-based Joanna Morgan when she rode Gallowshill Boy into ninth place in the Queen's Vase in 1978.

Gay Kelleway, having become the first woman to ride in a British Classic (Davemma, last in the 1986 Oaks), became the first woman to ride a winner at the royal meeting when Sprowston Boy, trained by her father Paul, was an eight-length victor of the Queen Alexandra Stakes in 1987.

Since then women have ridden other big-race winners in Britain, but it is no more than a statistical quirk that it has taken until now for a second Royal Ascot winner to be added to their tally.

Hayley Turner, with 823 wins, dominates the all-time list of most successful female Flat jockeys in Britain, having ridden more than double as many winners as second-placed Cathy Gannon.

Top women Flat jockeys in Britain

Wins First/last wins

823 Hayley Turner (2000- )
344 Cathy Gannon (2002-16)
287 Alex Greaves (1989-2004)
278 Josephine Gordon (2013- )
250 Kim Tinkler (1985-2008)
236 Kirsty Milczarek (2004-13)
191 Hollie Doyle (2013- )
145 Amy Ryan (2005-15)
137 Emma O'Gorman (1990-98)
135 Nicola Currie (2016- )

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Hayley Turner dominates the all-time list of most successful female Flat jockeys in Britain

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