Danny Tudhope grew up in Irvine, Ayrshire in Scotland. His family has no connections with racing and he had not considered a career as a jockey until it was suggested to him by a careers advisor.
He is a graduate of the Northern Racing College and started out as an apprentice jockey with Declan Carroll in Yorkshire.
Every year, some of the most promising apprentices get to ride against similarly promising young riders from the main racing countries in Europe. This initiative provided Daniel with his first winner. It came at San Rossore, Pisa, Italy in October 2003 in the Premio European Association of Racing Schools.
In 2012 his star ride was Penitent, who following wins in Listed company at Doncaster and Group 2 company at Sandown Park, gave him a first QIPCO British Champions Series success in the Nayef Joel Stakes at Newmarket on September 28.
In 2014, Tudhope had his breakthrough Group 1 win aboard the ever-reliable G-Force in the Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park.
In 2018, he enjoyed Series glory again aboard Laurens in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket and most recently in 2019, he steered Lord Glitters to victory in the first race of Royal Ascot, the Queen Anne Stakes, for David O’Meara.