In 1935 Henri Jellis brought off a surprise in the Oaks on Lord Stanley’s Quashed. Having previously been successful in the same Classic in 1929 on Lord Astor’s Pennycomequick. 1935 was also the year of his remarkable successes on the consistent Shalfleet, the combination winning five important sprints out of nice attempts and being second twice.
Jellis was born in Belgium, where his father was champion jockey for fourteen years. His first big victory was on Long Set in the 1911 Cambridgeshire, and he was also successful in the Cesarwitch, 1921, on Yutoi.
Henri Jellis in the colours of Lord Sanley.