Sam Twiston-Davies

Sam Twiston-Davies is a British National Hunt racing jockey. He was the retained jockey of ten-times British jump racing Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls. He won the 2015 Queen Mother Champion Chase on Dodging Bullets. His father is trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.


His first Cheltenham Festival winner was Baby Run in the 2010 St James's Place Foxhunter Chase.[1] He made his Grand National debut in 2010. He came 5th on Hello Bud, who was trained by his father.

In the 2010/11 season he won the Conditional Jockeys championship.

His first century was in the 2013/14 season when he had 115 winners from 774 rides.

Paul Nicholls announced on 28 April 2014 that Sam would be his number one principal jockey in the 2014/15 season.[2]

In the 2015 Cheltenham Festival he had a day two double, the Queen Mother Champion Chase with Dodging Bullets and with Aux Ptits Soins in the Coral Cup.

In 2016 he had double on day one of the Cheltenham Festival with wins in the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle and Champion Bumper. On Friday he won the Grand Annual Chase for his third win at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. In April 2016 he won the Scottish Grand National on Vincente.

In April 2017 he won the Scottish Grand National again on Vincente.

In May 2018 Sam announced he would become freelance.[3]

Cheltenham Festival winnersEdit

Cheltenham Festival winners (7)
Year Race Mount
2010 St James's Place Foxhunter Chase Baby Run
2013 Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle The New One
2015 Queen Mother Champion Chase Dodging Bullets
Coral Cup Aux Ptits Soins
2016 Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle Diego du Charmil
Champion Bumper Ballyandy
Grand Annual Chase Solar Impulse

Major winsEdit


  1. ^ "Landmark for Sam Twiston-Davies as he reaches 1,000 career winners". Racing TV. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  2. ^ Cook, Chris (28 April 2014). "Sam Twiston-Davies made No1 jockey to champion trainer Paul Nicholls". the Guardian. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ Cook, Chris (8 May 2018). "Talking Horses: has Sam Twiston-Davies made the right decision?". the Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2018.