The National Horseracing Museum Jockey on Horse
Profile: Person
Order Print
More Info
Museum Homepage

   Recently viewed:


Jewitt, James (1845 - 1899)

Mr James Jewitt
Mr James Jewitt
Buy a print >>
ViewView a larger image
Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Associated Places:  Bedford Lodge, Newmarket; Machell Place, Newmarket


James Jewitt belongs to a small select band of trainers who have sent out the winners of the both the Derby and a Grand National. In addition, Jewitt just failed to win at Aintree as a jockey, being runner up on Regal in 1881. Seaman, whom he trained to win the following season, he turned from a wild, severely bitted horse into one as quiet as a lamb and suitable for his amateur owner-rider, Lord Manners, to ride in the most taxing steeplechase of the year.

Jewitt, a good-looking and well-dressed gentleman, always tuned out his charges looking equally well, and was a fine judge of a horse. He was as quick tempered as his racing manager and partner Captain James Machell, but the pair won many of the top races in the last 20 years of the 19th century.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Isinglass   1893   (T)
Harvester   1884   (T)
Isinglass   1893   (T)
Seabreeze   1888   (T)
St Leger
Kilwarlin   1887   (T)
Seabreeze   1888   (T)
Isinglass   1893   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Eclipse Stakes  Isinglass   1894   (T)
Ascot Gold Cup  Isinglass   1895   (T)
Mr James Jewitt
Buy a print >>
ViewView a larger image

James Jewitt
Buy a print >>
ViewView a larger image

<< Back

Copyright © 2003 All rights reserved worldwide The National Horseracing Museum