Celeb Jockey couple to ride in Hong Kong
Hollie Doyle is looking to cap off her spectacular year with success in this week’s Longines International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley. Last week Doyle added a BBC Sports Personality of the Year nomination to her already exceptional campaign that has seen her ride 139 winners this year, land a five-timer at Windsor in August, claim a first Royal Ascot success and two Champions Day winners, including her first Group One.
Also crowned the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, 24-year-old Doyle is set to be joined in the Hong Kong competition by her partner Tom Marquand, who himself has enjoyed a breakthrough year with three Group One wins and a first Classic success.
She said: “Tom and I are really looking forward to going to Hong Kong. It is a place we have always thought about going to and the opportunity has now arisen so we are excited about the prospect.
“It is a great opportunity to ride in Hong Kong at the end of a great year.