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Waugh, William (1862 - 1927)

Trainer (T)

Also Known As:  Willie Waugh

Associated Places:  Falmouth House, Newmarket; Kingsclere; Zetland Lodge, Newmarket; Balaton Lodge, Newmarket


William Waugh was assistant to his father James in Hungary and then trained there for Prince Festetics until 1896. He was private trainer to Sir Blundell Maple at Falmouth House, Newmarket until Maple died in 1903; for him he had won the 1000 Guineas in 1898 with Nun Nicer.

Waugh took over Kingsclere when John Porter retired in 1905, from where he sent out the Duke of Westminster's Troutbeck to win the St Leger in 1906. He won the 1000 Guineas with Mr Astor's Winkipop and the 2000 Guineas with Lord Falmouth's Clarissimus. When the syndicate which owned Kingsclere was dissolved in 1919, Waugh returned to Newmarket to train at Zetland Lodge, which he named Balaton Lodge after the Hungarian lake. His health was never robust but he enjoyed watching cricket, football, boxing, and coursing. He caught a severe chill at an England vs Australia cricket match, and failed to recover his health.

Willie Waugh, as he was universally known, was a charming man, and a kindly help to all the lads in his yard.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Clarissimus   1916   (T)
1000 Guineas
Nun Nicer   1898   (T)
Winkipop   1910   (T)
St Leger
Troutbeck   1906   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Sussex Stakes, Goodwood  Winkipop   1910   (T)
Coronation Stakes  Winkipop   1910   (T)
Cambridgeshire Handicap  Verdict   1923   (T)
Coronation Cup  Verdict   1924   (T)

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