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Grimshaw, Harry (1841 - 1866)

Jockey (J)

Description:

Lancashire-born Harry Grimshaw suffered from short sight. When riding the Triple Crown hero Gladiateur in the Gold Cup at Ascot he allowed his mount to run 300 yards behind the leader at Swinley Bottom. What a horse he must have been to pick up the bit and win by 40 lengths!

Although 1865 was the only year in which the jockey tasted Classic success, Harry Grimshaw also won the Portland, Cambridgeshire and Royal Hunt Cup handicaps, two Ascot Gold Cups and a St James Palace stakes in a short career. He met a premature death in 1866 when involved in a pony and trap accident in the dark, returning from racing at Newmarket.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Gladiateur   1865   (J)
Derby
Gladiateur   1865   (J)
St Leger
Gladiateur   1865   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Gladiateur   1866   (J)
 

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