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Whalley, Albert (1886 - 1949)

Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Snowy

Associated Places:  The Yews, Compton, Berks

Description:

Albert Whalley rode his first winner in India and was champion jockey there eight times in succession. He returned to England in 1911 to ride as first jockey for Leopold de Rothschild. In addition to his two fillies' Classics, in 1913 Albert Whalley won the Eclipse and Champion Stakes on Tracery, the 1922 Wokingham Handicap on Proconsul, the 1920 Steward's Cup on Western Wave, the 1922 Cambridgeshire on Re-Echo and the 1919 Cesarewitch on Ivanhoe.

The night before he rode Tracery in the 1913 Ascot Gold Cup Whalley was concerned that suffragette action might take place. 'If they come at me - well- there's only one thing to do, I shall drive straight at 'em', he said. This is exactly what did happen, and all three were bought down.

After retiring from the saddle, Albert Whalley trained in Berkshire until 1939.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Roseway   1919   (J)
Oaks
Charlebelle   1920   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Eclipse Stakes, Sandown  Tracery   1913   (J)
Champion Stakes, Newmarket  Tracery   1913   (J)
Newbury Spring Cup  Wrack   1914   (J)
 

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