His equestrian family
"Mum had a massive problem with drink and it was hugely destructive. It was tough as kids because we spotted it and banged the drum and no one believed us. She wasn't a bad person and tried her best, she just had a problem. In the end it was what got her" Dan Skelton told dailymail.co.uk.
Early racing career
"After a year with Mr Hannon, I got a bit heavier and he thought the best thing I could do was go to Mr Nicholls and see how I got on" Skelton told standard.co.uk.
Although hardly prolific in his early career, Skelton did strike up a good connection with the Bob Buckler trained Niche Market. The pair won the BGC Silver Cup chase at Ascot in December 2008 and then went on to take the 2009 Irish Grand National.
Skelton produced 33/1 outsider Niche Market to win by two lengths from Church Island to become the youngest ever winning jockey in the Fairyhouse event.
The Skelton brothers partnership
Harry Skelton consults with his brother and Dan, during day two of the Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
"Obviously Harry is family and someone who, it goes without saying, I trust implicitly. At this early stage he is going to be integral to a lot of areas of the business" Dan Skelton told theguardian.com.
Cheltenham festival triumph
"Harry said when I won the gold medal was the proudest day of his life but for me when they won there [Cheltenham] that was the proudest day of my life," an overjoyed Nick Skelton told horseandhound.co.uk of his sons' achievement.
Further lucrative wins
However, the title of Champion Jockey still evades Skelton. "I haven't fulfilled what I want to fulfil - I want to be champion jockey, without that there will always be a sense of small failure." Skelton told thesun.co.uk.
He married fellow jumps jockey Bridget Andrews in 2019. "When racing is off and we have a free day, we do like to try and get away. We have two whippets and we take them off to Broadway Tower normally and go for a walk" Skelton told thesun.co.uk of his down time with Andrews.