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Lawson, Joseph (1881 - 1964)

Trainer (T)

Also Known As:  Joe Lawson

Associated Places:  Manton, Wiltshire; Carlburg Stables, Newmarket


Joe Lawson was born in Co Durham in 1881 and, although intending to be a jockey, he soon grew too heavy to ride on the Flat. He then took up a position at the Manton yard of Alec Taylor, and, having had the responsibilities of Travelling Head Lad and Assistant Trainer, he took full charge of the stables in 1927.

Altogether Joe Lawson's charges won twelve Classics, but he is best remembered for sending out Lester Piggott's first Derby winner Never Say Die at 33/1. Joe Lawson claimed that the filly Sceptre was the best he had ever seen and the colt Orwell the best he ever trained.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Orwell   1932   (T)
Pay Up   1936   (T)
Kingsway   1943   (T)
Court Martial   1945   (T)
1000 Guineas
Galatea II   1939   (T)
Dancing Time   1941   (T)
Never Say Die   1954   (T)
Pennycomequick   1929   (T)
Exhibitionnist   1937   (T)
Galatea II   1939   (T)
St Leger
Never Say Die   1954   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Trimdon   1931   (T)
Ascot Gold Cup  Trimdon   1932   (T)

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