Herefordshire Jockey Hollie Doyle has been named The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year after she broke her own British record for the most winners in a calendar year by a female jockey in 2020.

In August, Doyle became the first female jockey to win five races in one day at Windsor.

award, Doyle told Sky Sports: “I was pretty shocked. I was delighted to even get nominated.

“When I saw the other competitors I was up against I thought that was a privilege in itself. When I was called the winner I was blown away really. It’s just massive.

“I’m really pleased for the racing industry and as jockeys, we’re being seen as sportspeople now because we really are and it needs to be going that way.

“Racing can be in its own little bubble as such, so it’s really good to open the door to a wider audience maybe.”