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Carslake, Bernard (1886 - 1941)

Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Brownie Carslake


'Brownie' Carslake earned his nickname from his sallow complexion brought about by existing on 'a cup of tea and hope' (his words). Born in Australia, Brownie rode at the 'Bush' meetings and at 12 years of age won 3 races on the same horse in a two-day period. He came to Europe as a young man, became Champion Jockey in Austria-Hungary and in Russia. After the Russian Revolution he came to England.

Carslake was an extremely strong jockey and second to none at balancing a horse in a finish. He was also a demon on the cricket pitch. In addition to his 7 Classics, he also won the Ascot Gold Cup on Foxlaw, the Doncaster Cup on Epigram, the Salford Borough Handicap on Diadem and the Portland Handicap on Irish Elegance.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Tetratema   1920   (J)
1000 Guineas
Ferry   1918   (J)
Silver Urn   1922   (J)
Light Brocade   1934   (J)
St Leger
Keysoe   1919   (J)
Salmon Trout   1924   (J)
Scottish Union   1938   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Middle Park Plate, Newmarket  Tetratema   1919   (J)
Portland Handicap, Doncaster,  Irish Elegance   1919   (J)
July Cup, Newmarket,  Tetratema   1921   (J)
King's Stand Stakes, Ascot,  Tetratema   1921   (J)
Ascot Gold Cup  Foxlaw   1927   (J)
Ascot Gold Cup  Invershin   1928   (J)

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