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Randall, Herbert (1877 - 1959)

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Unlike his contemporaries, Herbert Randall did not come up the hard way, for he was the son of the wealthy shoe manufacturer Sir Henry Randall and started his racing career as a very proficient amateur. He was so effective that he was given a dispensation to ride on the same terms as professionals, and was granted a full licence in the year he partnered the great filly Sceptre in her great Classic wins in 1902. But he was too upset after her fourth in the Derby to speak to her owner, Robert Sievier, perhaps because he had not ridden her very well. Although the two went on to win the Oaks, he was dislodged from Sceptre before the Coronation Stakes at Ascot and was sacked by Sievier, for not informing him of the fact. He never rode Sceptre again.

Other good animals with whom Randall was associated included Thrush (winner of the Sussex Stakes, July Cup and King's Stand Stakes), Dean Swift (twice winner of the City and Suburban Handicap) and the Classic fillies, Quintessence and Glass Doll.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Sceptre   1902   (J)
1000 Guineas
Sceptre   1902   (J)
Quintessence   1903   (J)
Sceptre   1902   (J)
Glass Doll   1907   (J)

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