Kevin Darley

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Kevin Darley
Occupation Jockey
Born5 August 1960
Penn, Wolverhampton
Major racing wins
Major British races
1,000 Guineas Stakes (2004)
Princess Royal Stakes (2002)
Coronation Stakes (2004)
Dewhurst Stakes (2004)
Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002)
Haydock Sprint Cup (2000, 2006)
Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 (dh), 2006)
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000, 2002)
Racing Post Trophy (1994, 2001, 2002)
St Leger (2002)
Sun Chariot Stakes (1994, 1995, 2004, 2005)
Yorkshire Oaks (2001)
Racing awards
Lester Awards

Flat Jockey Special Recognition Award (1997, 2007)
Flat Jockey of the Year (2000)
British flat racing Champion Apprentice (1978)


British flat racing Champion Jockey (2000)
Significant horses
Attraction, Bollin Eric, Brian Boru, Celtic Swing, Coastal Bluff, High Chaparral, La Confederation, Malhub, Observatory, Peeress, Pipalong, Reverence, Shamardal, Super Tassa, Warning Shadows, Where or When

Kevin Darley (born 5 August 1960, in Penn, Wolverhampton) is a retired jockey, and a co-president of the Jockeys' Association of Great Britain. He was British flat racing Champion Apprentice in 1978 with 70 wins and Champion Jockey in 2000 with 155 wins. He also won the Lester Award for Flat Jockey of the Year in 2000, and won the Lester Special Recognition Award in 1997 and 2007.

He was associated with a number of trainers including Mark Johnston, for whom he won the English 1,000 Guineas, Irish 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Sun Chariot Stakes on Attraction. He also won the St Leger on Bollin Eric and French Derby on Celtic Swing. [1]

Married with two daughters, he retired as a jockey in November 2007, after a disappointing year blighted by niggling injuries. [1]


Flat wins in Great Britain by year, from 1988 [2]

YearWinsRunsStrike RateTotal Earnings

Major wins

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  1. 1 2 "Darley announces retirement". Sky Sports. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. "Profile: Jockey - Kevin Darley - Stats". Racing Post. Retrieved 29 October 2017.