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Pickering, Samuel George (1865 - 1927)

Trainer (T)

Associated Places:  Kentford House, Newmarket


Sam Pickering was born in Liverpool and after his apprenticeship worked for the trainer James Jewitt and became his head man. Afterwards he trained privately and then publicly at Kentford House. His chief patron was Paul Nelke, owner of that wonderful Liverpool specialist China Cock, as well as Outram and Lagos.

The nearest that Pickering came to training a Classic winner was with Mr Charles T Garland's Somme Kiss, runner up to Gainsborough in the 2000 Guineas, whilst Abbots Trace, owned by Lord Thomas Dewar (uncle of John Dewar), ran well in Spion Kop's Derby but was brought down near the post. Sam Pickering had a motor accident in 1926 and injured his chest. He was never the same afterwards and died a year later.

Important successes:

Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Queen's Prize, Kempton Park  China Cock   1914   (T)

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