Richard Kingscote

Epsom Derby winner and reigning All-Weather Champion


Richard Kingscote

Last year, Richard Kingscote won the Epsom Derby, the Dante Stakes at York and the QIPCO Champion Stakes (amongst other notable wins). He also won the All-Weather Championship.

Kingscote rides for Sir Michael Stoute amongst others

The 35-year-old is sponsored by Betfred and has a huge passion for motorsport


Flat jockey Richard Kingscote enjoyed a phenomenal 2022 season and is looking to emulate this across the new flat season. He was crowned All-Weather Champion and won the 2022 Epsom Derby onboard Desert Crown. The 35 year-old also won the Dante Stakes at York, the feature race at Chester and the QIPCO Champion Stakes. Kingscote rides for some of the biggest names in flat racing such as Sir Michael Stoute, Tom Gaskin & Ed Walker amongst others.

He is a regular at all the key flat meetings such as The Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood & the St Leger. One of his favourite courses to ride is Haydock Park, where he has ridden more winners than any other jockey. Among his scalps there last season was the Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes with Teodoro.

When he’s not busy adding to his tally of over 1,300 winners, Kingscote’s idea of relaxing is to hurl on a 600cc Yamaha. He has a huge passion for motor bikes and spends most of his spare time zooming around Snetterton or Oulton Park.

Kingscote started out riding ponies on the beach at Weston-super-Mare during school holidays and at weekends.

He would spend up to eight hours a day as a teenager riding on the sand under the guidance of John Vowels. From there he progressed to the British Riding School then onto a job with Roger Charlton.

Kingscote is sponsored by Betfred who also brand his riding breeches. He undertakes feature filming & video content for Betfred, creates blogs and undertakes personal appearances amongst other commitments.

Kingscote is also known for the many tattoos on his body. and his amazing DIY skills.

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