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The Open

As the flat season for 2010 reaches it's conclusion, we focus on the race to become Champion Jockey, as it has become one of the tightest and most intriguing clashes for some time.

An unlikely contender for the crown has emerged in the form of Paul Hanagan- priced as high as 40/1 to claim the title at the start of the season, the Yorkshire based jockey flew into an early lead and has not looked back since.

Riding predominantly for the yard of trainer Richard Fahey, who has had a superb season, he is bidding to become the first Northern based jockey to win the title for some time.

Paul Hanagan

However, hot on his heels is the imposing figure of Richard Hughes (quite literally imposing from Paul Hanagan's point of view, Richard is 5'10" tall- towering over Paul's 5'5"!). Hughes is the retained jockey for the powerful Richard Hannon, who is currently leading the Trainer's Championship.

Richard Hughes

The Championship is awarded to the jockey who has ridden the most winners on all flat fixtures between the day of the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster (27th March this year) to the November Handicap, again at Doncaster, and falling on 6th November this season.

The current Champion is Ryan Moore, but an injury-hit campaign has meant that the form of Hanagan and Hughes has left him with too much to do to retain his title.

Be sure to stay tuned to this page to see who will be crowned 2010 Champion Jockey. 

Current Standings



Paul Hanagan


Richard Hughes


Ryan Moore


Kieren Fallon


Frankie Dettori


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