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Halsey, William (1867 - 1961)

William Halsey
William Halsey
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Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Bill Halsey

Associated Places:  Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket; Savile House, Newmarket


A most versatile jockey, William Halsey began riding under rules at the age of 13. Highly successful on the flat and over jumps, he won two Classics and was runner up in two Grand Nationals. Married to a daughter of trainer John Watts, his son Claude trained in France between the wars.

After his riding days, William Halsey turned trainer himself, in a private capacity for the financier Sir Ernest Cassel. It was Sir Ernest who had owned William Halsey's first Classic winning mount, Handicapper. The best horse he now trained was Hapsburg, runner up in the Derby and winner of the Eclipse Stakes.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Handicapper   1901   (J)
St Leger
Wool Winder   1907   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Champion Stakes, Newmarket  Bachelor's Button   1904   (J)

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