Comeback queen Cathy Gannon capped a memorable 12 months by being crowned Great British Racing Lady Jockey of the Year.

The Wantage-based rider received the honour for the third time at the 25th annual Stobart Lesters awards in Birmingham.

It came after the 34-year-old had picked up the prize in 2010 and 2011.

And she celebrated in style by briefly joining pop star Ronan Keating on stage after the awards ceremony.

Gannon, who had been on the sidelines for 16 months with a shoulder injury, made her comeback in March.

The Irish-born jockey has ridden 29 winners in 2015, topped off with a 56-1 double on Flowers On Venus (6-4 fav) and Foylesideview (22-1) at Wolverhampton.

Her return was even more remarkable as she was riding out again back in February within ten weeks of giving birth to her son Aaron.

It was also the latest in the series of comebacks Gannon had made after being sidelined on different occasions with a broken right leg and a fractured jaw.