Godolphin - James Doyle

James Doyle

James Doyle joined Godolphin as a retained jockey in January 2015.

Born in Cambridge, James grew up in a racing family and was surrounded by horses from a young age. He made his racecourse debut at Goodwood in June 2004 and rode his first winner at Wolverhampton the following year. In 2006 with 73 victories, he narrowly missed out on being crowned Champion Apprentice in Britain.

2012 and 2013 were stand out years for James who rode a host of winners at the highest level around the world, including his first Group One win aboard Cityscape in the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan. James recorded his first Group victory for Godolphin on board the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Local Time in the Group Three Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket in October 2014, and landed his first Classic success for the stable on the talented filly in the UAE Oaks at Meydan in February 2015.

James' most recent Group 1 winner was aboard Jungle Cat who ran out an impressive winner of the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan on 31 March 2018.

James Doyle
James Doyle and Toormore after success in the G2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood

Life as an elite jockey


1st - G1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline, Meydan, UAE - 29 March 2014


1st - G1 Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline - Meydan, UAE - 9 March 2013


1st - G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes - Newbury, UK - 16 May 2015