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Barrett, Frederick (1867 - 1895)

Frederick Barrett
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Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Fred Barrett


The younger brother of George Barrett, Fred Barrett was a successful jockey in his own right, but has gone down in turf history more for his mistakes than his victories - especially for taking things too easily on Donovan in the 2000 Guineas and for jabbing Ayrshire on one side only with his spurs in the Derby, causing the colt to veer wildly. However, amongst the races he did win were the Eclipse Stakes, Cambridgeshire, Royal Hunt Cup and Prince of Wales's Stakes. On the champion colt Donovan his successes included the Norfolk, July, Dewhurst and Middle Park Stakes when the horse was a juvenile and the St Leger the following year. He would have ridden Donovan in the Derby, had Leopold de Rothschild not had first claim on his services.

Fred Barrett headed the list of winning jockeys in 1888 with 108 victories.

Important successes:

Ayrshire   1888   (J)
St Leger
Donovan   1889   (J)

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