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Blackwell, George (1861 - 1942)

Trainer (T)

Associated Places:  Lagrange Stable, Newmarket,Beverley House, Newmarket

Description:

Born in Cambridge, George Blackwell was apprenticed to Albert Gilbert in Newmarket and was later head man to Mathew Dawson. He started training in 1892 and came to prominence when Chaleureux won both the Cesarewitch and Manchester November Handicaps in 1898. This horse was so savage that his trainer could not find a lad to 'do' him, so George Blackwell had to do the job himself.

In 1903, when at the Lagrange Stables in Newmarket, Blackwell trained the Triple Crown winner Rock Sand, likewise owned by Sir James Miller; later he moved to Beverley House where he trained Sergeant Murphy, winner of the 1923 Grand National.

George Blackwell's daughter married Henri Jellis.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Rock Sand   1903   (T)
1000 Guineas
Aida   1901   (T)
Derby
Rock Sand   1903   (T)
St Leger
Rock Sand   1903   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Cesarewitch Handicap  Chaleureux   1898   (T)
Manchester November Handicap  Chaleureux   1898   (T)
 

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