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Luke Morris

  • 2019 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2019 Total prize money £


Britain’s busiest jockey. He can ride at about 8st and so few horses are off limits for him. Between 2010 and 2015, he had about 8312 rides.

Born in Oxford, Morris is the nephew of one jockey, Jason Tate, and the grandson of another, Joe Tate. After a spell at the British Racing School in Newmarket, he started his career as apprentice to Michael Bell before linking up with Stan Moore.

He is No.1 jockey for Sir Mark Prescott and has a close relationship with his agent, Neil Allan, who has booked his rides right from the very start.

Morris rode his first winner in November 2005, with his first big-race victory coming two years later in the Northumberland Plate aboard Juniper Girl.

He rarely seems to miss an all-weather meeting and, in 2015, rode 189 winners overall. That was a dozen more than Adam Kirby.

In 2017, Morris notched up his first Series success when getting the nod on Marsha in a photo finish with Frankie Dettori and Lady Aurelia. That moment will forever be remembered as Frankie Dettori was pictured celebrating after the line thinking he had got the better of the photo-finish. Much to the crowds surprise and Morris’ delight, it was Marsha that had got her nose in front.