Daryl Jacob

Welcome to our profile of Grand National winning jockey Daryl Jacob:

Daryl Jacob Runners Today

Here are all the Daryl Jacob rides today and future entries he is set to ride:

16:05 11th Jun 23Perth2m 7f 180yC2Caribean Boy (FR)N J Henderson

Daryl Jacob Recent Form

PeriodRuns1st2nd3rdWin%£ level stake
Season (Combined )226937030729316.31-438.02

Key Stats

Name – Daryl Jacob

Date of Birth – 25 August 1983

Birthplace – Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Big Wins: Grand National, Triumph Hurdle, County Hurdle, Mares Novices Hurdle, Irish Gold Cup, Irish Arkle Novice Chase, Ryanair Novice Chase, Savills Chase, Betfair Chase (3), Aintree Hurdle, Henry VIII Novices Chase, Long Walk Hurdle, Celebration Chase and many more top jump races in Great Britain and Ireland.

Jockey Profile

Daryl started his riding career as an apprentice for Trainer Dessie Hughes. After three years he joined Robert and Sally Alner’s stable in Dorset, riding in point-to-points before turning professional. In 2012 he was appointed second jockey to Ruby Walsh at the powerful Paul Nicholls stable. He gained the biggest win of his career when riding Neptune Collonges to a narrow victory in the 2012 Grand National.

Daryl Jacob – Key Jockey Stats

Daryl rode 49 winners in 2009-10 and would pass fifty winners for ten of the next eleven seasons. Daryl’s most prolific season came in 2016-17 with 88 winners. This beat his previous best of 83 in 2011-12. He has ridden three Cheltenham Festival victories; Zarkandar 2011 Triumph Hurdle, Lac Fontana 2014 County Handicap Hurdle, Concertista 2020 Dawn Run Mares Novices Hurdle.

Daryl Jacob Big Race Wins

Jacob’s first two big victories in Ireland both came aboard The Listener, winning the 2006 Savills Chase and the 2008 Irish Gold Cup. As the retained rider of owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, Jacob has enjoyed plenty of big race success. He won the Betfair Chase three times on the popular grey Bristol De Mai. Other winners for the same owners include Fusil Raffles (Champion four-year-old Hurdle), El Fabiolo (Arkle Novice Chase) and L’Ami Serge (Aintree Hurdle). All of these successes were eclipsed by his win on Neptune Collonges in the 2012 Grand National.

Daryl Jacob Most Famous Victories

Neptune Collonges started at 33-1 for the 2012 Grand National, despite having top class form and being trained by Paul Nicholls. The grey had finished runner-up in the Grand National Trial at Haydock on his previous start but he was largely overlooked. His victory came after a storming finish, catching Sunnyhillboy on the line to win by a nose. It was the first win in the race for his trainer and the first grey horse to win the National since Nicolaus Silver in 1961.

Bristol De Mai’s third win the Betfair Chase at Haydock in 2020 was a memorable victory for Jacob. The horse started joint second favourite along with Clan Des Obeaux behind 7-4 favourite Lostintranslation. With the latter fading rapidly with three to jump, Bristol De Mai looked beaten when Clan Des Obeaux loomed up before the second last. Bristol De Mai kept responding to Jacob’s urgings and repelled the challenge to win by 2 lengths. The victory left the horse equal with Cue Card and one behind four-time race winner Kauto Star.


Daryl Jacob has been established as one of the leading jump jockeys for the past fifteen seasons. He continues to ride the Munir/Souede horses and will continue to feature at the big festival meetings.

Horse Racing Jockey Guides

As the Co-Founder of British Racecourses, I love the chance to share my enjoyment of racing with others. As a family, we have always loved the racing and went to Haydock races as kids, as often as we could. We are now lucky enough to own some fantastic racehorses who we will follow around the tracks and we have had some great wins. As part of British Racecourses, I enjoy visiting and reviewing the racecourses that we visit, all of which I think have something to offer and are brilliant in their own ways.