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Age: 28
Country: Sweden
Number of rides: Ca 700
Career Wins: 87
Prize money: SEK 5,376,846
Highlight: Women Jockeys’ World Cup in 2018
Lowest riding weight: 54 kg

Josefin Landgren

Reigning champion Josefin Landgren did not start riding professionally until 2016, but she had already proved talented in the saddle with 30 victories as an amateur.

Landgren started by riding out for a local trainer close to her family home in Höör in Sweden’s southernmost region and got her amateur license in 2010. After becoming the champion amateur jockey in Sweden in 2015, she decided it was time to switch to an apprentice licence and signed a contract with top Swedish trainer Lennart Jr Reuterskiöld. It did not take long until she had ridden out her claim.

From her base in Malmö in the south of Sweden, Landgren travels to all the racecourses in her native country as well as to Norway and Denmark, and has now ridden a total of 87 winners on the Scandinavian tracks.

In 2018 she claimed the world championship title at Bro Park holding off strong competition from top female riders representing eight different nationalities including the winner of the inaugural event, France’s Maryline Eon.