Willie Carson.......7st 10 lbs--49 kgs
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Photo by Jose-Antonio RodriguezBorn in Stirling, Scotland on 16th November, 1942, it took a while for Wilie to take off in racing.
He readily admits that in the early days he thought of quitting.

However, he plugged on with the determination that was so evident in his energetic riding style.
Willie was definitely the punter's pal as he gave all horses a ride.

He is probably most remembered for his association with Nashwan and Dayjur--two completely contrasting racehorses.
Willie's riding performance to hustle Dayjur to the lead from an outside draw in the Breeders' Cup Sprint was impressive.
He looked like he had kept something up his sleeve for that final drive to the line and although Dayjur attempted to jump a shadow near the finish line and forfeited the race to Safely Kept, it was a great ride.

Today Willie keeps himself busy. At the racecourse, he splits his time commentating for the BBC and is European racing manager for The Thoroughbred Corporation.

At home, he runs his Minster House Stud which has its own web page---www.Willie-Carson.co.uk

Main Feats

  • 5 Championships
  • 17 Classics in the UK
  • 23 centuries
  • Total Winners in UK= 3,828
  • 4th winningmost jockey after Richards, Piggott & Eddery

    Classics Won in UK (17)

    1000 Guineas

  • 1990--Salsabil
  • 1991--Shadayid
    2,000 Guineas
  • 1972--High Top
  • 1980--Known Fact
  • 1987--Don't Forget Me
  • 1989--Nashwan
    Derby
  • 1979--Troy
  • 1980--Henbit
  • 1989--Nashwan
  • 1994--Erhaab
    Oaks
  • 1977--Dunfermline
  • 1980--Bireme
  • 1983--Sun Princess
  • 1990--Salsabil
    St.Leger
  • 1977--Dunfermline
  • 1983--Sun Princess
  • 1988--Minster Son

    Trainers Willie rode for

  • 1959 Gerald Armstrong
  • 1963 Sam Armstrong
  • 1966 Bernard van Custem
  • 1976 Clive Brittain
  • 1977 Dick Hern

    Willie's winners by Season

  • 1959--May, 1st ride on Marija at Redcar (5th)
  • 1962--1st winner (Pinker's Pond, Catterick, 19.7.62)
  • 1963--5
  • 1964--15
  • 1965--37
  • 1966--35
  • 1967--35
  • 1968--61
  • 1969--66 10th
  • 1970--86 3rd
  • 1971--145 2nd
  • 1972--132 1st
  • 1973--164 1st
  • 1974--129
  • 1975--131
  • 1976--138
  • 1977--160
  • 1978--182 1st
  • 1979--142 2nd
  • 1980--166 1st
  • 1981--114 2nd
  • 1982--145 2nd
  • 1983--159 1st
  • 1984--97
  • 1985--125
  • 1986--130
  • 1987--100 4th
  • 1988--130 2nd
  • 1989--138
  • 1990--187 2nd
  • 1991--155 2nd
  • 1992--125 3rd
  • 1993--115 6th
  • 1994--87
  • 1995--139 4th
  • 1996--52----3,828 winners in Total

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