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Herbert Jones (jockey)

Herbert Jones
Diamond Jubilee with Herbert Jones up, circa 1900.
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Epsom, Surrey
United Kingdom
Birth date November 30, 1880
Death date July 18, 1951
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Coronation Stakes (1910)
Sussex Stakes (1910)

British Classic Race wins:
2,000 Guineas (1900, 1905, 1906, 1909)
Epsom Derby (1900, 1909)
St. Leger Stakes (1900)
Epsom Oaks (1905)
Significant horses
Diamond Jubilee, Minoru, Anmer

Herbert Ebsworth Jones[1] (1880–1951) was a leading British Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.

He often rode horses for King Edward VII. In 1900, he won the British Triple Crown when he rode Diamond Jubilee to victory in the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes. He remains only one of only fifteen jockeys to do so. Among his other Classic victories, he won the 1905 Epsom Oaks, a second Derby in 1909, and the 2,000 Guineas three more times.

In 1913, Jones rode Anmer in the Derby. He was involved in a collision with Emily Davison, the suffragette, who was killed. Jones suffered significant injuries himself, including mild concussion. However he was haunted "by that woman's face" for much longer after the incident.

Eleven years after the death of Emily Davison, Herbert Jones laid a wreath at the funeral of Emily Pankhurst in honour of her and Emily Davison.

Herbert Jones retired from riding in 1923.

In 1951, he was discovered to have committed suicide after his son found him in a gas-filled kitchen.


  1. Arthur F. Meyrick. "The Prince of Wales's Jockeys." The Strand Magazine. Volume 20. Pages 289-296.

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