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Bullock, Charles William (1885 - 1963)

Jockey (J)

Also Known As:  Billy Bullock or Willy Bullock

Description:

Known by his middle name of William or Billy, this jockey came from a well-known northern family of riders. His uncle, Ralph, had won the Derby of 1861 on Kettledrum. William was apprenticed to Tom Brukshaw in Middleham. Yorkshire, and his two Classic wins on the filly Signorinetta were the highlight of his career.

Bullock went to Denmark after WW1 and was the leading jockey there from 1924 to 1927. Later he rode in Germany and then returned to England as work jockey at the Malton stable of Capt Charles Elsey. When he died the captain said of him, 'He was a delightful horseman. Horses that did not go for others went very well for him. We feel we have lost a very good friend.'

Important successes:

Derby
Signorinetta   1908   (J)
Oaks
Signorinetta   1908   (J)
 

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