Sam Twiston-Davies

Leading UK Jump Jockey

Sam Twiston-Davies

Sam is one of the UK’s leading jump jockeys, with over 1,000 career wins, including victory in the King George VI Chase and Punchestown Gold Cup.

He rides for trainers such as Paul Nicholls, Dr Newland & Nigel Twistor-Davies.

Sam is a well-known media personality and is an Ambassador for William Hill.


Sam Twiston-Davies finishes in the top 5 of the Jump Jockeys’ Championship and has some big race wins to his name.

Having notched up well over 1,000 career wins, Sam continues to be a force at the big jump meetings such as the Cheltenham, Aintree & Punchestown Festivals. He won the Gold Cup at Punchestown in 2021, secured victory in the 2019 King George VI Chase at Kempton, in the Ascot Chase, amongst other big wins.

Sam rides freelance for number one jump jockey for Champion trainer Paul Nicholls, Dr Newland, his father Nigel Twiston-Davies amongst others. He has ridden multiple Grade One winners for the Ditcheat stable on several occasions while continuing to ride The New One for his father. The 27 year-old 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 sponsored by William Hill and is a weekly columnist for The Sun newspaper. He also undertakes Q&As at boxes and hospitality facilities at major racing festivals. Sam 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

Latest News

Sam Twiston-Davies lifts Punchestown Gold Cup

Top jockey Sam Twiston-Davies won the Punchestown Gold Cup on board Clan des Obeaux, trained by the Paul Nichols and part- owned by Sir Alex Ferguson. The winning duo saw off top competition from dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo, a previous winner of the race Kemboy and recent Aintree winner Fakir D’oudaries. Sam hasn’t ridden at the Irish Festival sincewinning a Hunter Chase on Baby Run 11 years ago, but after a Cheltenham Festival that saw the Irish dominate, Sam Twiston-Davies headed across the pond with quiet confidence and determination and came away with the biggest trophy of all.

Pic: Nigel Kirby Photography

Sam Twiston-Davies continues his Sponsorship with William Hill

William Hill is to continue to sponsor top jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, in deal negotiated by Lloyd Burns Management. Sam will wear William Hill’s logo on his riding breeches and will also provide Ambassadorial duties, such as personal appearances and video content for the betting giants.

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