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Epsom Derby-Winning Jockey Kingscote ride at Gulfstream

Richard Kingscote after winning the Epsom Derby aboard the Desert Crown | tattersall

British rider Richard Kingscote, winner of the June 4 G1 Epsom Derby in the popular Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), will spend part of his winter riding at the Meet remove the Gulfstream Park Championship.

Kingscote told broadcaster Nick Luck on the Nick Luck Daily Podcast on Monday that he plans to start riding in mid-January. Gulfstream’s championship meetup, featuring the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational on January 28 and the GI Florida Derby on April 1, kicks off on December 26.

After winning the first Epsom Derby of this year for coach Sir Michael Stoute, Kingscote also teamed up with Stoute to win the G1 Champion S. October 15 with Bay Bridge (GB) (New) Bay {GB}), six-time Group 1 winner Baaeed the first loss of his career in his 11th game.

“I was lucky enough to be invited to Gulfstream Park for a while,” Kingscote told Luck. “Luckily I had a coach texting me, emailing me and the guys at Gulfstream Park were really helpful in setting up an agent and trying to get me out of there, it was real. great. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a different riding style, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt me to learn something new and open up a new avenue for my riding… I was lucky enough to attend one. some Breeders’ Cup and that’s just more doors and tries to push me past some.

Kingscote first rode a horse as a child growing up in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, England. He attended the British Riding School and apprenticed with coach Roger Charlton, riding his first winner in 2004. He became a stable racer for Tom Dascombe in 2008 and has since scored other notable victories in the G1 2014 Irish St. Leger and G1 Flying Five S 2018. with Havana Gray (GB) (Havana Yellow {Ire}). In 2016, Kingscote won the Dubai Gold Cup on Brown Panther (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}) just 4 months after an accident that left him with broken elbows in 5 places, left wrist and collarbones and suffered a broken knee. perforation of two lungs. Last year, he was named the All-weather Equestrian Champion for the first time.

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