World Cup Victory was seized by Japan when the country’s only female rider, Nanako Fujita, was crowned champion at Bro Park, Stockholm, today. The 22-year-old who arrived in Sweden with 62 winners to her credit won the points-based competition which is staged over five legs with a total of 48 points from reigning champion, Sweden’s Josefin Landgren on 43 points and Great Britain’s Jane Elliott, standing in for Hayley Turner, back in third with 38.
The Women Jockeys’ World Cup returns to Bro Park, Stockholm for a third year on Sunday, 30 June. Last year’s champion, Swedish-based Josefin Landgren will be bidding to defend her title and will face stiff competition from a host of established and emerging international talent comprising Jeane Alves de Lemos (BRA), Georgia Cox (GB), Rebecca Danz (GER), Jane Elliott (GB), Nanako Fujita (JPN), Ulrika Holmquist (SWE), Kaia Sofia Ingolfsland (NOR), Alison Massin (FR) and Sophie Ralston (IRE).
A huge thanks to all our fans, followers, supporters and participants for making the 2018 Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship such a great and memorable event. We hope to see you all again next year! Here are some of our favourite photos from the day.
Josefin Landgren, a 27-year-old professional rider from Sweden was crowned champion in the second running of the Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship at Bro Park, Stockholm today in an event which brought together ten international female riders representing Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Germany, Brazil, Norway, Belgium and Sweden.