Becomes Champion Apprentice, with 71 winners
Wins The Derby on Grundy for his main employer, Peter Walwyn, plus the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on the same colt. It’s remembered as “The Race of the Century”.
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
Guides Dancing Brave to a memorable win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. In the same year he wins the Japan Cup on Jupiter Island for Clive Brittain – the first time a British-trained horse had won the race.
Wins The Derby on Quest For Fame and The French Derby on Sanglamore. Champion Jockey for the third successive year with 209 winners. The last rider to have ridden 200 winners in a season had been Sir Gordon Richards in 1952
Retires from the saddle having ridden more than 6,000 winners – 4,632 of them in Britain.
11x Champion Jockey