Jockey: Gordon Richards

gordon-richardsGordon Richards, on whose services Fred Darling’s patrons have first call, rode Mr J.A. Dewar’s Sansonnet to victory on three occasions during 1935. Moppy Richards, as he is known, rode his first winner at Leicester, on Gay Lord, March 31st 1921, and since becoming champion jockey in 1925, he has held this distinction for nine seasons out of eleven.

Possibly the greatest feat in racing was put up by Gordon when riding a winner in the last race at Nottingham overnight he continued with eleven consecutive winners at Chepstow, October 4-5th 1933, setting up a world ‘s record. During that season he rode 259 winners, beating Fred Archer’s 1885 record of 246.

Gordon Richards in the colours of Mr J.A. Dewar.