Prix ​​de Diane: English filly Nashwa ridden by Hollie Doyle wins prestigious race

The magnificent mare in the Nashwa bay dress and her jockey Hollie Doyle won the 173rd Prix de Diane this Sunday, June 19, at Chantilly. This is the first victory for a woman in this prestigious race.

The English filly Nashwa ridden by Hollie Doyle created the event this Sunday at Chantilly, by winning the Prix de Diane, a 2,100-meter horse race reserved for 3-year-old fillies. The 173rd edition of this great equestrian classic is historic because it sees the victory for the first time of a woman jockey.

After Ottilien’s withdrawal, seventeen fillies took to the course at the Chantilly racecourse. From the start, Naswha, mounted, placed herself in the leading group and took matters into her own hands 400m from the goal. She managed to resist the final attack of the French filly ridden by Gérald Mossé, La Parisienne, who finished in spite of her efforts on the second step of the podium.

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“I can’t find my words. I don’t know how to explain this! Naswha is a star, she is a star, she is a star. It’s a prestigious race,” said Hollie Doyle, the 25-year-old jockey, after the race.

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Named English sports star of the year by the Sunday Times in 2020, this jockey entered the world of turf by offering a coveted victory to trainer John Gosden.

Nashwa’s success earned the winner €571,000 out of the million total allocation to her Al Sagar stable owners. He assures this sublime filly a commercial value and an exceptional future career, as a breeding horse of the English Thoroughbred breed at stud, like Zarkava, the famous mare of the Aga Khan.

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