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Dawson (Jnr), John Alfred (1858 - 1942)

John Dawson (Jnr)
John Dawson (Jnr)
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Breeder (B),  Trainer (T)

Associated Places:  St Albans, Newmarket,Warren Hill Stud, Newmarket,St Mary's Church, Newmarket


John Dawson, a kind, courteous and unassuming man, started his life on the turf as head lad to his uncle Mathew Dawson. His sister, Helen Rose, married the legendary Frederick Archer. Later, he set up on his own account and by the time of his retirement in 1929 he had trained over 700 winners, amongst them Proclamation, who took the Manchester November Handicap of 1899. He named his Newmarket house St Albans after The Duke of St Albans, one of his patrons. John Dawson had a small stud farm on Warren Hill in his later years and had a few animals in training with Frank Butters. He was also a warden at St Mary's Church in the town.

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