Increasing opportunities for professional female riders

The Women Jockeys’ World Cup, one of the world’s most competitive international events for female jockeys, returns to Bro Park in Sweden on 30 June 2019.

The event, previously known as the Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship, is designed to expand international opportunities for professional female jockeys and to provide them with a platform to inspire future generations.

The inaugural event saw nine of the world's leading female riders compete in a one-day championship at Bro Park in Sweden in 2017. The riders were handpicked for their talent in the saddle and international profile. The event received the backing of leading Swedish owner and breeder Benny Andersson. French jockey Maryline Eon was crowned Champion after winning two or the five races.

The championship returned to the Stockholm venue on Sunday 5 August 2018. Ten jockeys took part in the points-based competition run over five races on the afternoon card. Swedish jockey Josefin Landgren was crowned Champion after winning two races and scoring a total of 54 points, 6 pints ahead of Brazilian ace Victoria Mota.

The participating jockeys and international racing presenter Derek Thompson at the 2017 Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship, Bro Park, 4th July 2017.

The participating jockeys and international racing presenter Derek Thompson at the 2017 Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship, Bro Park, 4th July 2017.