Gordon Richards


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Richards, Gordon,

1904–86, British jockey. He began as a stable apprentice in 1919. From the mid-1920s until his retirement in 1954, he was the championship jockey of England 26 times. In 1943 he became the all-time British winner, surpassing Fred Archer's record of 2,749 wins; in all he won 4,870 races. Richards was a horse trainer from 1955 to 1970, after which he became a racing manager. He was the first jockey ever to be knighted.
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GORDON Richards became the first jockey to be knighted.
Frankel's brother Noble Mission (4-1) made all for a nine-length victory in the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes, while Tullius took the Group 2 bet365 Mile for Andrew Balding and Jimmy Fortune at 9-2.
I was sitting on the green Leopardstown racecourse that day in 1953 listening to the broadcast of the Derby from Epsom, which was transmitted over loudspeakers, when Gordon Richards won the race on Pinza at his 28th attempt.
LUCA CUMANI could do with a horse to take him to the big meetings and he may have one in Afsare, who looks the one to beat in the Bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown.
John Gordon Richards was days away from his 82nd birthday when he died in George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, after a long illness.
Other club times: Gordon Richards 3:11:12, Gary Dack 3:30:50, John Bentley 3:57:56, Fiona Sharpe 4:12:37,Craig Duff 4:14:29, James McGhee 4:22:37 (running in fancy dress), 8th John Mulligan 6:36:15 (over 70).
1954: Sir Gordon Richards, champion English jockey, retired after 4,869 wins.
Trainer Roger Teal has entered him for Saturday's bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes, which is set to feature last year's Derby second Tartan Bearer, but has yet to make a definite decision on his participation.
13) Who won five of the six titles between the last of Gordon Richards and the first for Lester Piggott?
Many years later, he was Sir Gordon Richards then, I met him in the flesh, so to speak, at a press luncheon held in his honour at Chepstow Racecourse.
Dobbin, who started with Jonjo O'Neill when he first came over from Ireland, had a spell with Martin Barnes before joining the late Gordon Richards at Greystoke.
Weightless caused something of an upset in the other big Flat race on the card - the Gordon Richards - when bolting home under Johnny Murtagh.