A FLAT RACE jockey who continues to take the sport by storm stands on the brink of making history.

Despite being just 23 years old Hollie Doyle has had 101 winners this calender year and is just five wins away from breaking the women's record.

Doyle, who grew up in Ivington, reached her 100th winner milestone with a double at Chelmsford last weekend.

This year she has already ridden in 727 races, with many more planned in the coming weeks.

"It's been a long but great year and has been flat out from the word go," said Doyle.

"At the start of the year I never set out with the goal of the record or 100 race wins.

"It's something I've dreamt of doing but I know how hard it is.

"The record of winners is 106 for a female jockey and I'm on 101 wins this year.

"I race all year round and there is not really a break.

"The flat season is March until November but it's flat out all year as there is all-weather meetings during the winter so it's full on.

"I know it's quieter at Christmas time but I just want to keep doing what I am.

"I'm riding quite a lot and hope to get six more winners. It would be amazing to get the record and I have plenty of rides ahead of me this year."

Doyle, grew up around horse racing in Ivington, before leaving home in pursuit of her dream job.

"My mum and dad both rode and my gran and grandad were both into Arabian horse racing," added Doyle.

"So I was born and bred into horses and used to go to point to point races every weekend as a child.

"We used to have runners at the local Herefordshire meetings and it was good upbringing.

"While I was at school I was a member of the Radnor and West Herefordshire Pony Club.

"The day I left school was the day I left home and got a full-time job in racing.

"I jumped in at the deep end."