David Allan began his career as an apprentice with Jack Berry and is now the retained stable jockey to trainer Tim Easterby’s North Yorkshire operation. After riding his first winner aboard Peter’s Imp in the Grandstand Apprentices’ Handicap at Warwick on 22 July 2000, he went on to establish himself as a respected rider on the northern circuit.
Allan, whose major victories include the 2009 DBS £300,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes on Midnight Martini, and both the Chipchase Stakes and Hackwood Stakes atop Fayr Jag, notched his highest seasonal tally in 2010 when registering 72 wins. He only managed 36 wins in both 2012 and 2013.
He has spent time riding in India during the winter months and partnered Moonlight Romance to win the Indian Derby in February 2011. His partner is fellow jockey Natalia Gemelova and they have a daughter, Nicole.
As yet, Allen has not notched a Series win but has certainly come close on a few occasions so that elusive first win could be just around the corner.