Top female jockey Hayley Turner celebrated on Tuesday night (29 May) when she was named sportswoman of the year at the Glamour awards.
The awards, which are voted for by readers of the national magazine – indicates her growing recognition outside the racing and equestrian spheres.
Other winners at the Glamour awards included Kylie Minogue, Jessie J, Eva Longoria and Ferne Cotton.
Hayley was presented with her award by cricketer Andrew Flintoff and fought off competition from Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Rebecca Addlington and last year’s winner, heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
Last year Hayley became the first female jockey to win a Group One race outright, when she partnered Dream Ahead in the July Cup. She followed it up with a second Group One win in the Nunthorpe aboard Margot Did.
She also won the most inspirational sportswoman gong at the Jaguar Academy of Sport Awards last summer.
And on Saturday (2 June) she will be only the second ever female to ride in the Derby, when she rides the Marcus Tregoning-trained Cavaleiro.