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Withington, Frederick S (1869 - 1951)

Frederick Withington
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Also Known As:  Fred Withington

Associated Places:  Danebury, Hampshire

Description:

Fred Withington was the son of a parson. After his education at Eton, he became a good amateur jockey. He trained later and had the first two home in the Grand National of 1908. He also trained Red Splash to win the first running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

On giving up riding, Withington took up training steeplechase horses at Fritwell near Banbury in Oxfordshire, and then moved to Danebury.

Withington retired in 1950 and was elected to the National Hunt Committee and later the Jockey Club, for whom he acted as a steward.

Important successes:

Cheltenham Gold Cup
Red Splash   1924   (T)
Grand National
Rubio   1908   (T)
 

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