Hayley Turner moved on to the 999-winner mark when she partnered Lunar Eclipse to victory at Newmarket on November 4; she will go in search of her 1,000th winner once again when she rides Tradesman at Chelmsford on Tuesday
Tuesday 21 November 2023 06:26, UK
Hayley Turner will once again go in search of her 1,000th career winner when she rides Tradesman at Chelmsford on Tuesday.
The 40-year-old moved on to 999 winners when she partnered Lunar Eclipse to victory at Newmarket on November 4.
Turner has since had 15 attempts to reach the four-figure landmark and become the first female rider in this country to achieve the feat but has missed out on each of them during a frustrating spell.
Her next chance comes up in the Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap over two miles at Chelmsford, with the David Simcock-trained Tradesman among the leading fancies as he bids to complete a hat-trick at the track after scoring twice there under Turner in October.
Turner rode her first winner back in 2000 and became joint-champion apprentice in 2005 before making history as the first female jockey to ride 100 winners in a year in 2008.
She has also enjoyed success at the highest level, winning the Group One July Cup with Dream Ahead in 2011.