At just 29, James Doyle still has much of his career left ahead of him. What has come so far, though, is some of the most impressive racing and title winning seen in recent years. A world-class flat-racing jockey, Doyle has picked up an incredible 530 career wins and 13 major honours as a jockey from the Dubai Duty Free Stakes in 2012 to the Falmouth Stakes 2015, he’s won an incredible amount already – with much more to come, too, he’s bound to become one of the most decorated jockeys of his era.
Growing up in Cambridgeshire, James Doyle went on to become a jockey after the work of sister Sophie Doyle and mother Jacqueline. His mother was the trainer for Winter Derby 2000 winner, Zanay, and James got his first win on one of his mother’s steeds in Somayda. From that win at Goodwood, Doyle has gone on to claim major trophies as the years have gone by.
His first major trophy win came in 2012 when he won the Dubai Duty Free Stakes, winning by more than four lengths. This started a new era of his career, where he began to pick up trophies on a regular basis. As a stable jockey for Roger Charlton, Doyle began to pick up the trophies on a regular basis, with the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Eclipse Stakes followed by major honours such as the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Riding for Sheikh Mohammed’ Godolphin as one of their trusted riders, Doyle has become a trophy winner and a popular jockey on the circuit.
Achievements & Highlights
Major Wins – Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2012), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2013, 2014, 2015), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2013), Eclipse Stakes (2013), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2013), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2014), St. James’s Palace Stakes (2014), Sussex Stakes (2014), Champion Stakes (2014), Lockinge Stakes (2015), Falmouth Stakes (2015).
Associations – Sophie Doyle, Jacqueline Doyle, Al Kazeem, Cityscape, Kingman, Noble Mission, Rizeena, Night of Thunder.