‘I Was Representing Racing Not Just Myself’: Doyle Finishes Third In Bid For SPOTY

Record-breaking British jockey Hollie Doyle finished third in her bid for BBC’s sports personality of the year (SPOTY) award on Sunday, finishing behind Lewis Hamilton and Jordan Henderson. Doyle was the only one of the top three finishers to return to her work the following day, according to the Racing Post.

“When I was there I felt as if I was representing racing not just myself and I feel I lifted the trophy for the whole industry.” Doyle told the Racing Post.

Doyle’s SPOTY nomination followed a successful season in which she rode her first Royal Ascot winner, broke her own record for single-season winners, and set an example for aspiring female jockeys everywhere. The 24-year-old’s achievements did not end with the flat season as Doyle went on to become the first female jockey to win a race at the Hong Kong International Jockeys’ Meeting this month.

This is not the first award that Doyle has been nominated for. She was already named the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year for 2020 and has been nominated for four Lesters Awards, including flat jockey of the year. The Lester Awards will be broadcast on Sky Sports Racing on Dec. 22.

Read more at racingpost.com.

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