William Hunter Fisher (Willie) CARSON

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1942-11-16
Education Riverside Sch Stirling
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Style Willie Carson, Esq, OBE
Career former racehorse jockey (ret 1997); currently racing mangr to Prince Ahmed Bin Salman 1997-; apprentice to: Capt G Armstrong 1957-63 (first winner Catterick 1962), Fred Armstrong 1963-66; first jockey to: Lord Derby 1967, Dick Hern 1977-97; appointed Royal jockey 1977; major races won: 2000 Guineas 4 times (High Top 1972, Known Fact 1980, Don't Forget Me 1987, Nashwan 1989), Oaks 4 times (Dunfermline 1977 for HM The Queen, Bireme 1980, Sun Princess 1983, Salsabil 1990), Derby 4 times (Troy 1979, Henbit 1980, Nashwan 1989, Erhaab 1994), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes 4 times (Troy 1979, Ela-Mana-Mou 1980, Petoski 1985, Nashwan 1989), St Léger 3 times (Dunfermline 1977 for HM The Queen, Sun Princess 1983, Minster Son 1988), the Eclipse twice (Nashwan 1989, Elmaamul 1990), Ascot Gold Cup 1983 (Little Wolf), 1000 Guineas 1990 (Salsabil); champion jockey 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1983; has ridden over 100 winners every season since 1972 (except 1984 when injured), became third most successful Br jockey with 3,882 wins Aug 1990 (incl over 100 group one races), only jockey to ride and breed Classic winner (Minster Son, St Leger 1988); Swindon Town FC: dir 1997-, head of PR 1997-, chm 2001-; racing pundit BBC 1997-; Hon Dr Univ of Stirling 1998
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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