How long has David Allan been stable jockey to Tim Easterby?
A graduate of the National Horseracing College in Doncaster, David Allan began his riding career as apprentice to Lancashire trainer Alan Berry in 1999 and rode his first winner, Peter’s Imp, trained by Berry, at Warwick on July 22, 2000. He subsequently joined North Yorkshire trainer Tim Easterby, riding out his claim on Piccled, trained by Eric Alston, at York on June 11, 2004, and becoming stable jockey at Easterby’s Habton Grange Stables in Malton the following year.
Allan has since become one of the most respected jockeys in the North of England. His career total of over 1,300 winners incorporates over 50 winners in all bar three of his 17 seasons as a fully-fledged professional. His CV includes a total of 35 Listed and Pattern races wins, the most recent of which was the Group 3 William Hill Ireland Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh, on Art Power, on September 25, 2021. Indeed, in 2021, so far, Allan has ridden 75 winners, so is on schedule for his most successful season ever, numerically.
For the last decade or so, Allan has spent mid-November to mid-March riding in India, with no little success. In fact, victory on Mauritania in the Bangalore 2,000 Guineas in January, 2018, took his career tally to 23 Indian Classic winners, breaking the previous record set by Sandy Barclay and making him the most successful foreign jockey in the history of Indian racing.