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Fred Winter (horse racing)

Frederick Thomas Winter (20 September 1926 - 5 April 2004) was a British National Hunt racing racehorse jockey and trainer. He was British jump racing Champion Jockey four times and British jump racing Champion Trainer eight times.

He is the only person to have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Grand National as both jockey and trainer.

He won the Grand National 4 times, as a jockey in 1957 (Sundew) and 1962 (Kilmore), and as a trainer in 1965 (Jay Trump) and 1966 (Anglo).

His most famous victory as a jockey was on Mandarin in the 1962 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil. His victory despite his illness, a broken bit and Mandarin breaking down in the last half-mile was voted the greatest ride ever in a 2006 Racing Post poll. The race was listed in The Guardian as one of the greatest races ever.

As a jockey he rode a then-record 923 National Hunt winners before his retirement in 1964.

Major successes include:

Cheltenham Gold Cup (2 times as jockey and once as trainer).
Champion Hurdle (3 times as jockey and 4 times as trainer).
Grand National (see above).
King George VI Chase (3 times as jockey and 2 times as trainer)

He won 45 times at the annual Cheltenham Festival (17 as jockey and 28 as trainer), and is commemorated by the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle at the annual meet.



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