Tom Marquand
Age: 26
Background:
Tom Marquand doesn’t come from a racing background but at the age of 12 the decision to get riding lessons led him to pony racing and the British Racing School. Next came the biggest step of his career – an apprenticeship with Richard Hannon Sr. at his Wiltshire yard. The following year he was British Champion Apprentice with 54 wins, and in 2017, he landed a first Group race victory, securing the G3 Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury with Anna Nerium. In 2018 Marquand rode over 100 winners for the first time, and at the end of that year he spent six weeks in Australia riding for trainer John O’Shea. Marquand added two more G3 successes on his return to Europe, including one in France at Saint-Cloud, and another trip to Australia in 2020 produced a Group 1 double aboard the William Haggas-trained Addeybb in the Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill Gardens and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. His success Down Under garnered him the nickname ‘Aussie Tom’ from Australians. In 2020, Marquand landed a first British Group 1 and Classic victory aboard Galileo Chrome in the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster, before reuniting with Addeybb to claim the Champion Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day. In 2021 he achieved further success abroad atop Addeybb with victory in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Australia and added victory atop Starman in the 2021 July Cup to his top-level haul. In 2023, Marquand added a further three Group 1s to his record in Great Britain, Australia and the United States, partnering Quickthorn, Dubai Honour and Big Evs to win the Goodwood Cup, Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, respectively. Marquand shared victory in the 2023 International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley. He married Hollie Doyle in 2022.
Hong Kong wins (as of 12 April):
2

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 20/04/2024
Nationality : GB No. of Wins : 0 Total Rides : 9
Stakes won : $826,200 No. of 2nds : 1 Win % : 0.00%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 0 No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 1

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