BetMGM UK Saddles Up with Megan Nicholls

Successful jockey, insightful pundit, and all-round horse racing royalty… It is our pleasure to introduce Megan Nicholls, BetMGM’s horse racing ambassador.

As a jockey, Nicholls recorded over 110 wins over her career before retiring at the age of 25 to focus on other pursuits including television punditry for ITV and Racing TV as well as work as a jockey agent.

Megan’s wealth of experience both on and off the track has made her an undeniable force in the world of horse racing. We look forward to working with Megan and sharing her invaluable insight moving forward.

Megan Nicholls: Horse Racing Royalty

Megan Nicholls is the daughter of Paul Nicholls, a highly successful trainer in the world of horse racing. While her father’s track record speaks for itself, Megan’s accomplishments are her own, earned through hard work, dedication, and a deep understanding of racing. In her own words, she has spent her life around horses.

One of Nicholls’ passions as a child was pony racing, a pastime that would eventually come ahead of her education. It wouldn't take long before she turned her attention to horse racing full-time.

A career in National Hunt racing seemed inevitable – she impressed with 17 wins in her first season – but ultimately she chose to pivot to become a Flat jockey, citing “a different buzz” as the reason.

Nicholls proved a successful Flat jockey, winning over 110 times. Arguably her biggest victory came in 2021, winning at Aintree aboard the trusty Knappers Hill. She partnered him to a Grade Two success in the Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.

It is no surprise that her experience on the track has translated effortlessly into punditry. Nicholls made her debut on ITV at Musselburgh in April 2021. Since then, she has featured heavily across both flat and national hunt meetings.

Megan Nicholls in Numbers

  • Nicholls recorded more than 110 career wins as a jockey, riding hundreds of mounts
  • Her best year came in 2019, when she rode 29 winners on the Flat
  • That same year Megan won the innovative Silk Series for the third time in three years with a race to spare
  • Nicholls was a featured panel member during Cheltenham 2023, one of the most-watched festivals to date

Megan Nicholls and BetMGM

We are honoured to have such a recognisable figure in our stable. The knowledge, integrity, and prestige Megan brings to the industry is as entertaining as it is inspiring. We have no doubt she will continue to be a prolific name in the sport as BetMGM’s horse racing ambassador.

“Racing has given me some of the most amazing days of my life and I’m excited to share the passion I have for it with BetMGM’s customers and horse racing fans more widely. I have big ambitions as I grow my media career and I feel that really aligns with BetMGM’s vision to be the biggest and best. We have a lot of fun ahead of us and I am so excited to be a part of the team!”

Megan Nicholls and BetMGM – it’s showtime!

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