Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Will Anyone Follow Hayley's Comet?

Following Hayley Turner’s announcement that she will retire this year, bookmakers William Hill have priced up the odds of any female jockey following in her footsteps and winning a Group 1 in the UK in 2016. William Hill offer 40/1 that any female jockey wins a UK Group 1 by the end of next year.

“Hayley Turner opened plenty of doors for female jockeys, but it may be some time before we see another woman win a UK Group 1,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “The betting suggests that, for whatever reason, the big race opportunities are just not there for female riders.”

Any Female Jockey To Win A UK Group 1 By End Of 2016: 40/1