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 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)
- "Racing mourns Winter". BBC. 2004-04-05. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/3600947.stm. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
- Montgomery, Sue (2008-04-06). "Racing: Fred Winter, a hero of the turf, dies aged 77". The (London) Independent. http://sport.independent.co.uk/general/article54782.ece. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
- Griffiths, Richard (2008-04-06). "Obituary:Fred Winters". The (London) Independent. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20040406/ai_n12777083. Retrieved 2008-07-11.