Robert Dick was brilliantly conspicuous in the saddle during the 1933 season. At the Ascot meeting he won three big races on consecutive days for Lord Astor-the St James’s Palace Stakes, Coronation Stakes, and the Waterford Stakes, worth in all £10,030. He also won on The Divot and dead-heated on Mannamead at the same meeting. In the same month he won the Newbury Summer Cup on Crême Brulée.
Born at Cowdenbeath, Scotland, in 1908. Dick, after completing a successful apprenticeship in Stanley Wootton’s Epsom stable, rode for Walter Nightingale’s establishment. Later he was given a retainer by Lord Astor for whom he has ridden many winners.
Robert Dick in the colours of Lord Astor.