Five star Jump Jockeys

28th April 2020

Get to know the biggest names in horse racing! We've listed some of the most famous riders in the UK for you to look out for the next time you head to the races or watch it on tv.

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a four-time Champion Jump Jockey. At 42, he’s got loads of experience in horse racing and is a bit of a father figure to the younger jockeys. 

One of his best friends, retired 20-time champion, Sir Anthony McCoy said: “He made me better, I knew if I could beat Richard Johnson, I could beat everyone else.” 

He recently finished second to Brian Hughes in the 2019/20 Title race and will be gunning to get back to top spot next season. 

Richard Johnson
Brian HUghes

Brian Hughes

A natural born winner, Brian Hughes is the reigning Champion Jump Jockey. 

Based in Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Brian has been the top rider across the North of England for many years and is often cited as one of the hardest working jockeys in the sport. 

He’ll no doubt be fighting it out for top honours for many seasons yet to come.

Sam Twiston-Davies

Sam Twiston-Davies was always destined for a career in the saddle – his dad has trained two Grand National winners!

He has risen up the ranks and at only 17 he rode to victory on his first Cheltenham Festival winner.

He’s a bit of a thrill-seeker away from the track, too, and in his spare time likes skiing and even camel racing (yes, that’s a thing!).

Sam Twiston-Davies
Frodon and Bryony Frost

Bryony Frost

Growing up in south Devon, Bryony’s passion for horse racing began at a young age, winning multiple Devon and Cornwall pony championships.

The daughter of former Grand National winning jockey, Jimmy Frost. Bryony has racing in the blood and her talent in the saddle has seen her rapidly progress into one of the biggest names in the sport today. 

Her partnerships with Grade 1 winners, Black Corton and Frodon have bought about her most treasured career moments to date.

Harry Cobden

22-year-old Harry has quickly risen up the ranks and now holds one of the most prized jobs in Jump racing as first-choice jockey to 11-time champion trainer, Paul Nicholls
 
His relentless rise up to the top of the ladder has seen him take in a  Champion Conditional title and many successes at Grade 1 level – the highest level of competition in Jump racing. 
 
His most-prized equine partnerships in that run have been with Clan Des Obeaux, Topofthegame and Dynamite Dollars. 
Harry Cobden