Our Jockeys

Take a look at our current list of jockeys:

Danny Tudhope

As stable jockey Danny is a very valuable member of our team. He can be seen most mornings riding on the gallops putting the horses through their paces. Unlike many other jockey’s he has the benefit of understanding how to ride the horse before he gets legged up in the parade ring. The horses are familiar with his way of riding and undoubtedly this has gained him a winning advantage on many occasions. Danny has gone from strength to strength since teaming up with David in 2011, having gained 17 Group race successes, 16 of which have been for David, on the likes of Suedois, Mondialiste, Custom Cut, So Beloved, Move in Time and G-Force. Last season provided Danny with his first Royal Ascot winner on board Out Do in the Wokingham Stakes and he secured another large handicap when winning the Balmoral Handicap with a new recruit to the yard, Lord Glitters. Danny had his best season in 2017 with 122 winners.

Shelley Birkett

3lb Claimer

Shelley is a very experienced 3 lb claimer. A daughter of trainer Julia Feilden, Shelley has a background steeped in racing. 2016 was a fantastic season for Shelley who notched up her highest Total Earnings per season. Her relationship with some of the yards most improved horses such as Firmament and Intisaab showed the confidence in which Shelley can give the horses she rides.

Josh Doyle

3lb Claimer

Josh has now been with David for 4 years and his riding skills continue to improve year on year. Josh currently claims 3lbs and is an incredibly hardworking and committed professional. Josh's efforts have started to pay off and his 25 winners in 2016 highlight his ability to get his rides to run for him. Josh's efforts have not gone unnoticed and he rode a winner in the Godolphin blue at the back end of 2016. Josh will aim to beat his season high tally of 25 winners in 2018 while adding some more of the games big owners to those he has worn into the winners enclosure.

Patrick Vaughan

7lb Claimer

Patrick joined David O'Meara Racing in 2016 and rode his first winner for the team on Bond Bombshell. A great addition to the team, Patrick is great value for his 7lbs and has also shown maturity beyond his years when giving Steel Train a cool ride to land a Class 2 handicap at Newcastle late in the year. Paddy will likely shed his 7lbs claimer before long and will build on his encouraging start.

Zak Wheatley

7lb Claimer

Zac joined David O'Meara Racing in 2017 straight from the British Racing School and has improved massively since joining us. He has a great work ethic and is a valuable member of the team. In 2017 he took out his apprentice licence and enjoyed a few rides for us as well as a couple of outside rides. Zac will continue to improve and work towards increasing his rides and experience in 2018.

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