Jockey: William Nevett

william-nevettW. Nevett won the 1935 Besssborough Stakes, Ascot for Sir Thomas Dixon, on his four-year-old, Cariff. A Lancastrian, William Nevett worked in a butcher’s shop before joining M. Peacock’s Middleham stable as an apprentice. The leading rider in the North, Nevett rode 109 winners during the 1934 seasons, finishing third in the jockey’s championship.

He won the 1931 Cambridgeshire in record time (1 min 49 ½ secs.) on Disarmament. In 1932, on Denbigh, he dead-heated with Graves on China King in the Liverpool Autumn Cup winning the race outright in the season following, on the same horse.

William Nevett in the colours of Sir Thomas Dixon.