Sam Twiston-Davies

Freelance Jump Jockey

Sam Twiston-Davies

Sam is one of the UK’s leading jockeys, with over 1,000 career wins.

He is a freelance jump jockey, riding for trainers such as Paul Nicholls, Dr Newland & Nigel Twiston-Davies.

Sam is a well-known media personality, an Ambassador for William Hill & weekly Columnist for The Sun Racing.


Sam Twiston-Davies, a freelance jump jockey (riding for number one jump jockey for Champion trainer Paul Nicholls as well as others).

The 26 year-old has ridden multiple Grade One winners for the Ditcheat stable on several occasions while continuing to ride The New One for his father, the well-known trainer Nigel Twistor-Davies. 

Having already notched up over 1,000 career wins, Sam continues to be a force at the big jump meetings such as Cheltenham Festival and Aintree. He also won the 2019 King George VI Chase at Kempton. Sam is quite light, having to reach just 10 stone as a professional jockey.

Did you know:

  • Sam likes biking
  • He enjoys playing on the X box
  • His favourite TV show is Georgie Shore

Sam is an Ambassador for, and sponsored by, William and undertakes Q&As at The Green Room at the Cheltenham Festival. He is also an Ambassador for Right To Play (a charity using international sport to promote development and peace). Off the track, Sam is often seen on TV shows such as the BBC’s “A Question of Sport”.

Sam is interviewed regularly on ITV Racing, Sky Sports, TalkSPORT and on BBC Radio 5Live.


Media Work



Columnist for The Sun newspaper

Ambassador for The Green Room
Sponsored by William Hill

Panellist on BBC’s “A Question of Sport

Guest on “Luck on Sunday”

Contributor on At The Races, Sky Sports, ITV Racing

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