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Robinson, William Thomas (1868 - 1918)

William Robinson
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Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Jack Robinson

Associated Places:  Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket,Foxhill Stables, Wiltshire


William Robinson, always known as 'Jack', was born in London and apprenticed to the trainer Tom Cannon Snr, riding his first winner in 1884. As a jockey he partnered the winners of four Classics. He retired from riding at the end of 1892 and began to train privately for Lord Gerard at Moulton Paddocks in 1893. Later he purchased the stable and gallops at Foxhill, Wiltshire. His patrons included Charles Ismay and the future Lord William Wavertree, for whom he won the St Leger with Night Hawk in the same year as his crashing disappointment at losing the Derby on an objection with Craganour. This dramatic reverse left Jack Robinson a broken man, and he died five years later.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Bona Vista   1892   (J)
Vedas   1905   (T)
1000 Guineas
Cherry Lass   1905   (T)
Witch Elm   1907   (T)
Seabreeze   1888   (J)
Cherry Lass   1905   (T)
St Leger
Kilwarlin   1887   (J)
Seabreeze   1888   (J)
Night Hawk   1913   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Middle Park Plate  Craganour   1912   (T)

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