Hollie Doyle: Jockey named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

Hollie Doyle
Hollie Doyle beat her own record for wins by a British female jockey

Jockey Hollie Doyle has been named the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year.

Doyle, 24, broke her own record for the number of winners ridden by a British woman in a year, with 120 victories despite a shortened season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

She also became the first woman to ride five winners on the same card at Windsor - at odds of 899-1 - and claimed her first Royal Ascot victory.

"To have won it is a massive privilege and it feels incredible," said Doyle.

"Seeing my name compared to the previous winners of the award - the likes of Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Dame Kelly Holmes - is pretty crazy and very humbling."

Cyclist Lizzie Deignan, darts player Fallon Sherrock and triathletes Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown were also nominated on the award shortlist, which is now in its 33rd year.

Other award winners included Dame Sarah Storey, who picked up Disability Sportswoman of the Year while Sue Barker received a Lifetime Achievement award.

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