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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SOME years ago now, at a Chepstow Racecourse press luncheon held in honour of legendary jockey Sir Gordon Richards, I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to the great man.
The question remains: If Archer is fit to be mentioned in the same breath as 20th century icons Gordon Richards and Lester Piggott, just how good a jockey does that make the unsung George Fordham?
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.
1954: Sir Gordon Richards, champion English jockey, retired after 4,869 wins.
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.
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).
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?
Weightless caused something of an upset in the other big Flat race on the card - the Gordon Richards - when bolting home under Johnny Murtagh.
10/08/1954: Jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires after 21,843 victories.
AT Ayr, Gordon Richards Hallo Dandy (N Doughty) runs a fair National trial when chasing home Jack Hanson's 2-1 fav Good Crack (C Pimlott) in the 3m chase.