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Duller, George Edward (1892 - 1962)

George  Duller on Trespasser
George Duller on Trespasser
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Trainer (T),  Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  The Croucher

Description:

The specialist jockey over hurdles par excellence, George Duller adapted his style exclusively for the task. Short and burly, with his hallmark crouch, he had his mounts off in a flash, never breaking their rhythm. If he hit a hurdle, he budged not an inch. He made Sandown's Imperial Cup his own, having won it seven times as a rider. Three of the wins were on Trespasser, the best hurdler of his era. After giving up riding to train, he was responsible for two more winners of the race, which was the most important hurdle race of the season until Cheltenham's Champion Hurdle began in 1927. George Duller was equally at home piloting his plane or driving a racing car. He was Champion National Hunt Jockey in 1918, and won the inaugural running of the Champion Hurdle on Blaris. He died in August 1962 and is buried in Epsom cemetery.

Important successes:

Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Imperial Cup, Sandown Park  Trespasser   1920   (J)
Imperial Cup, Sandown Park  Trespasser   1921   (J)
Imperial Cup, Sandown Park  Trespasser   1922   (J)
Champion Hurdle  Blaris   1927   (J)
 

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