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Weston, Thomas (1903 - 1981)

Thomas Weston on Gainslaw
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Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Tommy Weston

Associated Places:  Stanley House, Newmarket; Dewsbury, Yorkshire


Tommy Weston was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, the son of a railway waggon driver. His father, a keen fan of the jockey Stephen Donoghue imparted the enthusiasm to his own son, who became apprenticed to E McCormack, a Middleham trainer, at the age of 14, when he weighed 4st 3lbs. His handling of the Hon George Lambton's Redhead, winner of the Liverpool Summer Cup, prompted that trainer into recommending Weston as stable jockey for Lord Derby, a post he held for ten years, winning 8 Classics for his patron. Although the association ended without explanation in 1934, Tommy Weston won many more races, including two further Classics, an Ascot Gold Cup and a Lincolnshire Handicap.

A dashing jockey, with very sympathetic hands, Tommy Weston was popular with everyone. He was Champion Jockey in 1926.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Colorado   1926   (J)
Happy Knight   1946   (J)
1000 Guineas
Fair Isle   1930   (J)
Sansovino   1924   (J)
Hyperion   1933   (J)
Beam   1927   (J)
Toboggan   1928   (J)
Toboggan   1928   (J)
Lovely Rosa   1936   (J)
St Leger
Tranquil   1923   (J)
Tranquil   1923   (J)
Fairway   1928   (J)
Hyperion   1933   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Princess of Wales's Stakes  Colorado   1927   (J)
Eclipse Stakes  Colorado   1927   (J)
Champion Stakes  Fairway   1928   (J)
Eclipse Stakes  Fairway   1928   (J)
Champion Stakes  Fairway   1929   (J)
Ascot Gold Vase  Gainslaw   1933   (J)
Richmond Stakes, Goodwood  Bobsleigh   1934   (J)
Stewards' Cup  Figaro   1934   (J)
Thomas Weston on Hyperion with George Lambton
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