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Jennings, Thomas (1823 - 1900)

Thomas Jennings
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Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Tom Jennings

Associated Places:  Phantom House, Newmarket; Lagrange, Newmarket

Description:

Thomas (Tom) Jennings was the son of a landlord of a Cambridgeshire coaching inn. As a jockey he was apprenticed at Chantilly in France. For a short time he trained in Italy and then became private trainer in France to Count Frederic de Lagrange.

In 1857 he brought some of the better animals to England, where he continued to train for his patron. He won £30,000 when Gladiateur took the Derby. Nicknamed 'Old Waterworks' due to his improvements to the waterworks in Newmarket (he was also responsible for two hospitals), he was a public spirited and generous man.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Gladiateur   1865   (T)
Derby
Gladiateur   1865   (T)
Oaks
Fille de l'Air   1864   (T)
St Leger
Gladiateur   1865   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Gladiateur   1866   (T)
 
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