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Frederick  Fox on Bahram after the 1935 Derby
Frederick Fox on Bahram after the 1935 Derby
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Also Known As:  Freddy Fox, The Mayor of Wantage

Associated Places:  Wantage


Born in Wiltshire in 1888, Freddie Fox became an apprentice at the age of eighteen, and had his first winner and over two hundred rides a year later. He went to Germany in 1912 and 1913 and rode for the powerful von Weinberg stable. Returning to England prior to WW1 he enjoyed a long, unbroken spell of success. He was Champion Jockey in 1930, beating Gordon Richards by one winner. On leaving the saddle in 1936, he could still go to scale at 7st 7lbs.

Fox subsequently lived the life of a country gentleman and was revered in racing circles as 'the Mayor of Wantage'.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Diolite   1930   (J)
Bahram   1935   (J)
1000 Guineas
Atmah   1911   (J)
Cameronian   1931   (J)
Cameronian   1931   (J)
Bahram   1935   (J)
St Leger
Firdaussi   1932   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
July Cup, Newmarket  Irish Elegance   1918   (J)
Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket  Press Gang   1929   (J)
July Cup, Newmarket  Tiffin   1929   (J)
Jockey Club Cup  Noble Star   1931   (J)
Cesarewitch Handicap  Noble Star   1931   (J)
Jockey Club Stakes  Umidwar   1934   (J)
Champion Stakes  Umidwar   1934   (J)

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