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Williams, Evan (1912 - )

Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Associated Places:  Letcombe Basset, Berks; Kingsclere, Berks; Ireland


When the champion jockey Gerry Wilson was axed from riding Golden Miller as the horse began to show his patent dislike of Aintree, a little-known ex-amateur attached to Golden Miller's new stables was called up to take the ride. This was Evan Williams and the pair cantered to victory in the Gold Cup three weeks later. The jockey won a further Gold Cup for Miss Paget in 1940, on Roman Hackle, and a Grand National on Royal Mail. After the war, Evan Williams trained at Kingsclere, sending out Supreme Court to win the inaugural running of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He then became a Master of Hounds in Limerick.

Important successes:

Grand National
Royal Mail   1937   (J)

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