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Leader, Thomas Edward (1902 - 1983)

Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Ted Leader

Associated Places:  Sefton Lodge, Newmarket

Description:

Son of the trainer Thomas Leader Jnr, Ted Leader won the Grand National of 1927 on Sprig, trained by his father. Originally apprenticed on the flat, Ted Leader became too heavy, turned to National Hunt and was the Champion Jockey in the 1925/26 Season. He won two Gold Cups on Ballinode and Golden Miller, also winning the Champion Hurdle on Dorothy Paget's Insurance. Ted Leader also trained with success on the flat, his best horses being Major Portion (champion two-year-old), Predominate (stayer) and Wychwood Abbot (handicapper, turned dual Champion Stakes winner).

Important successes:

Cheltenham Gold Cup
Ballinode   1925   (J)
Grand National
Sprig   1927   (J)
 

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