That secures for Swinburn the ride on the 1,000 Guineas favourite, Sayyedati, whom he steered to success in the Cheveley Park Stakes when Michael Roberts rejected her in favour of Lyric Fantasy.
The deal was confirmed by Sheikh Maktoum's racing manager, Joe Mercer. 'Pat has been riding all the horses trained by Michael Stoute, but he will be spending more time overseas next year. That's the reason,' he said.
The contract reunites Swinburn with the trainer for whom he rode as stable jockey until 1990.