Hayley Turner to retire at the end of 2015 racing season
News rocked the media platform as the leading women’s flat jockey in Britain Harley Turner claimed that she would hang her racing career come the end of 2015 season. The veteran horse racer started her career back in 2000 when she took part in the saddle licensed as a jockey held in Southwell. It did not take long for her to acquire her very first win as in a matter of months; she scooped an award during the Generate event that took place in Pontefract. It is from here that she went on to win numerous titles becoming the most flourishing female jockey in Britain.
Five years after her first race, Harley joined hands with Michael Bell who is known for his many accolades for training in 2005. This year alone, she took down 44 winners to clinch the Apprentice Champions trophy. This acted as an extra motivation to her career and in 2008; she cemented her name in the historical books by becoming the very initial female jockey to race against 100 winners in one single season.
As she progressed in her career, Harley performed dramatically and won numerous awards. Among these wins were; July Cup on Dream Ahead held at her home track at Newmarket, Beverley D. Stakes at Arlington Park and Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Her success thrived and she continued to make history as in 2011, she became the first and the only female jockey in a single season take part in two Group Ones (Margot Did as well as Dream Ahead).
As a parting shot the veteran Jockey rider claimed that it was with pleasure that she has ended her racing career in style. She has been thankful to all stakeholders in particular her agents; James Fanshawe, Conor Dore, Michael Belland Guy Jewell who gave her motivation in her career which she claimed to have enjoyed every aspect of it. She claimed that she is thrilled to initiate another life and is eager to eradicate any problem that may be on her way. She concluded by saying that up to the end of the season, she would be mutually alert in every race she undertakes and wished to ride against different winners this year.