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Rickaby Jnr, Frederick Lester (1894 - 1918)

Jockey (J)

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Named after his father (who won the Oaks on Mimi and Canterbury Pilgrim), Frederick Lester Rickaby was apprenticed to Felix Leach at Newmarket and took on the job of First Jockey at Stanley House for George Lambton at the age of 18. All his Classic wins were achieved on fillies. His son William was in his turn one of the most popular jockeys in the weighing room until his retirement in 1968. Frederick Lester died when only 24 years old, killed in action with the Royal Tank Corps in France.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Jest   1913   (J)
Vaucluse   1915   (J)
Canyon   1916   (J)
Diadem   1917   (J)
Oaks
Jest   1913   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Newbury Spring Cup  Wrack   1915   (J)
 

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