Famous UK Horse Racing Jockey – Willie Carson

William Fisher Hunter Carson, OBE was conceived in Stirling, Scotland on sixteenth November 1942 and is a resigned UK horse dashing racer. Otherwise called Willie Carson, he was apprenticed to Captain Gerald Armstrong at his stables at Tupgill, North Yorkshire and his first win in Britain was on a steed called Pinker’s Pond in a seven furlong disciple impede race at Catterick Bridge Racecourse on nineteenth July 1962. His first historically speaking race was in May 1959 on Marija at Redcar where he came fifth. breeders cup live stream

He was British Champion Jockey five times (1972, 1973, 1978, 1980 and 1983), won 17 British Classic races and had in excess of 100 victors in a season, 23 times, giving him an aggregate of 3,828 wins, making him the fourth best maneuver in Great Britain after Gordon Richards, Lester Piggott and Pat Eddery. 

Willie Carson’s best season as a move was in 1990 when he rode 187 champs, including riding six victors on the card at Newcastle Racecourse in June, one of just four racers to accomplish this amid the twentieth century. Despite the fact that, he just came next to Pat Eddery in the 1990 move’s title who effectively rode 209 champs.

Willie had a long relationship with mentor Major Dick Hern for whom he rode his initial three Derby champs. At five feet tall and riding at an effortlessly kept up weight of seven stone ten pounds (49 kg), he was especially sought after as a maneuver, straight up to his retirement in 1996 when he was 54 years old.

In 1980 he assumed control over the Minster House Stud at Ampney Crucis close Cirencester in Gloucestershire and he and his better half Elaine have formed it into a present day, cutting edge stud complex which has its own site page. He is in all likelihood the main maneuver in the twentieth century to have ridden a pony that he reproduced, Minster Son, to triumph in one of the Classic races, the Saint Leger Stakes 1988. He and his now ex Carol have three children Anthony, Neil, and Ross.

From 1982 to 1983 Willie Carson went with Bill Beaumont as one of the group chiefs for the extremely effective, TV test appear, ‘A Question of Sport’ and now keeps occupied at the racecourse where he co-presents BBC horse hustling inclusion with Clare Balding and is additionally European dashing administrator for the Thoroughbred Corporation. Likewise in 1983, Willie was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his administrations to UK horse dashing.

From 2001 until the point when August 2007 he was executive of Swindon Town Football Club when, following a takeover of the club by Best Holdings SGPS S.A, he was supplanted by Jim Little. An ongoing statement from Willie: “Triumphs tag along step by step; we have there and we’ve based on things and I guess you would need to state – I’ve never said this – I have made a win.”

Principle Achievements:

5 Championships

17 Classic in UK

23 Centuries

Add up to victors in UK – 3828

Fourth best maneuver in Great Britain

Mentors Willie rode for:

1959 Gerald Armstrong

1963 Sam Armstrong

1966 Bernard van Custem

1976 Clive Brittain

1977 Dick Hern

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