A builder’s son from Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, Richard Kingscote is famous for his large collection of tattoos.
Attached to the Tom Dascombe yard, he enjoyed a first taste of big-race success when winning the July Stakes and the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in 2008.
He rode a double at Royal Ascot in 2011 on horses trained by Dascombe, taking the Sandringham Stakes (Rhythm Of Light) and the King George V Handicap (Brown Panther).
He came close to a first success in the QIPCO British Champions Series when Gordon Lord Byron, trained by Tom Hogan, was second behind Society Rock in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Park on 8 September 2012.
He had to wait less than a year to break his Series duck when giving Brown Panther a fine ride to win the Artemis Goodwood Cup, leg three of the Long Distance division. He could not follow up a year later, however, when he was never really settled in the race. He finished third.