- "Presentation to M. Wing",
December 31, 1937.
"Great Jockey Retires", Sunday Independent,
November 20, 1949.
- "Wartime Classic Winner Never Raced Abroad"
(article about the horse "Windsor Slipper"),
Irish Times, June 25, 1968, supplement
- Sources yet to be consulted:
(left) and Morny Wing (right).
At the Curragh
, Aug 1949 (just before Wing retired as a jockey).
Picture courtesy of Elizabeth Innes
and full size
See similar shot
Irish Times, August 29, 1949
mar Ada Rollinson,
flat race jockey.
Mornington Albert Wing, born 2 Aug 1896, Albert Street,
(horse racing town).
Named after the champion jockey
[Herbert Mornington Cannon, born 1873,
British flat race champion jockey
6 times in the 1890s]
who his father Albert Wing admired.
He became a
flat race jockey, first season was 1913.
Won Autumn Cup, Liverpool, 1913.
Apprentice jockey for
He won Queen's Prize, Kempton Park,
In 1914 he was 3rd in the jockeys' championship in Britain.
WWI broke out 1914
and lasted to 1918.
rode in India
for a time
during the war.
He rode 5 winners in one day at
Calcutta in Mar 1916.
See Sunday Independent, December 13, 1936.
came to Ireland to ride 1917
There was a story that he came to Ireland to avoid
(Conscription was introduced in Britain in 1916.
It was never applied to Ireland.)
mar 1stly, think 1917-19,
to Sheila Flanagan [born 1900].
He became Catholic on marriage.
Champion flat race jockey of Ireland:
Morny Wing was champion flat race jockey of Ireland anywhere between
8 and 15 times (sources differ, need to see full list of champions).
He was apparently champion in 1928,
1937, 1938, 1939,
1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945,
rode for many different owners and trainers.
He rode the most number of
rode 23 Irish classic winners,
(all of these races are at the
He also had 2 wins in
7 wins in
Irish 1000 Guineas,
(the first two races),
1931, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1947.
7 wins in
Irish St Leger, in
1920, 1923, 1930, 1938, 1942, 1945, 1947.
Record 6 wins in Irish Derby,
in 1921, 1923, 1930, 1938, 1942, 1946.
2 wins in
Irish 2000 Guineas,
one of them was 1942.
1 win in
Also won the Barcelona Derby, Spain, 1921.
opposite St. Patrick's Church (Church of Ireland),
(near the Curragh).
In 1926 the jockey
took a case against Morny Wing at the High Court
accusing him of adultery with his wife, which Wing angrily denied.
While the High Court
case was still ongoing,
Wing was fined
in a District Court case at Newbridge over abusive behaviour towards
Hamshaw in July 1926.
September 6, 1926.
Irish Independent, September 6, 1926.
Morny and Sheila were living Newbridge as at 1928.
Listed at "Marsella", Newbridge, at son's birth 1930.
Though looks like "Nur-ala" at Sheila's death 1933.
Sheila dies, 1933:
Sheila died 5 Aug 1933, S Co.Dublin, age 33 yrs.
See death in
See report of death,
Monday, August 7, 1933.
She was bur "New Cemetery", Newbridge, Co.Kildare.
Bridget Redmond, TD
Mr. Justice O'Byrne
and Sheila's uncle
See report of funeral,
Tuesday, August 8, 1933.
Inquest into death held 9 Aug 1933.
Morny left with young family.
mar 2ndly, post-1933, to Josie Bell [Josephine, dau of Dick Bell, racehorse trainer], no issue.
retired as jockey 1949.
See [1949 article].
Racehorse trainer 1950-52:
Morny became a trainer 1950.
He trained first
at Rosewell House,
the Curragh racecourse,
lived Windsor Lodge, Naas, Co.Kildare.
moved his business 1951 to Loughbrown Lodge stables
(also called Loughbrown House), right besde Curragh track, Co.Kildare.
See Irish Independent, March 08, 1951.
Josie's brother Kevin Bell ran the business with Morny.
won Irish St Leger 1951
with "Do Well",
his only classic win as a trainer.
retired as trainer after 1952 season.
See Irish Independent, December 4, 1952.
Kevin Bell took over business.
See Irish Independent, January 14, 1953.
Morny continued to own horses, but no longer trained himself.
Morny died 4 May 1965, at his home, Windsor Lodge, Naas, age 68 yrs.
See death notice
May 5, 1965.
May 5, 1965.
Funeral 6 May,
bur New Cemetery, Newbridge, Co.Kildare [NOT Epsom, Surrey].
Josie built a house a few doors from her mother's old house,
at St.Joseph's Ave, off Charlotte St,
She died 1992,
bur Newbridge, Co.Kildare.
had issue by 1st wife:
Walter Wing, jockey, born 1919, or 1917,
(todo) see birth of Mornington Walter Wing,
Dublin South, 3rd qr 1920,
vol 2 p 574.
- Doris Wing,
"Bunty", born 1st March 1919,
(todo) try birth of Dorothy Maie Wing,
Dublin North, 3rd qr 1922,
vol 2 p 384,
mar John Waldron [John Patrick Waldron,
born 24 Nov 1914 in Ballyhaunis, Co.Mayo,
son of John J. Waldron (John Joseph, "John-Joe")
and Bridie Melia],
think she worked in Irish Sweepstakes,
lived Epsom, Surrey,
he died 15 Feb 1986 in Epsom, age 71 yrs,
she died 22nd July 2006, age 87 yrs,
- John Waldron.
- Paul Waldron, mar
and had issue:
- Amelia Waldron.
- Dudley Waldron.
- Rupert Waldron.
- Sheila Waldron, mar Geoffrey Corner and had issue:
- Elizabeth Corner.
- Alex Corner.
Mornington Albert Wing, 2nd son, NOT Alley,
(todo) see birth of Mornington A. Wing,
Naas, 4th qr 1928,
poss. born 1925,
vol 2 p 575.
- (child) Wing, died at birth,
(todo) try birth of Laurence P. Wing,
Naas, 3rd qr 1928,
vol 2 p 605
(see apparently another Laurence below).
- Diana Wing [Di],
(todo) see birth of Diana T. Wing,
Naas, 4th qr 1928,
poss. born 1923,
vol 2 p 575,
think lived California,
died in her early 50s of a heart attack.
- Pat Wing.
- Sheila Wing,
mar 1stly to Johnny Gilbert and had issue:
mar 2ndly to Alex Innes and had issue:
- John Wally Gilbert.
- (son) Innes, mar --- and had issue:
- John Innes.
- Alison Innes.
- Liz Innes, mar --- and had issue:
- Martha Thompson.
- Larry Wing,
Laurence Joseph Wing
born 22 May 1930, Newbridge, Co.Kildare,
Morny Wing's obituary 1965 says he is survived by "two sons",
and death notice says he is regretted by his "sons" (plural).
Loughbrown Lodge (where Morny was trainer), right beside Curragh racecourse, Co.Kildare.
From 1887 to 1913 map
See modern map
and modern street view
Josie Bell and family
Morny Wing and his 2nd wife Josie Bell.
See full size
Left to Right:
Kevin Bell (Josie's brother),
Kevin's wife Kitty.
See full size.
Morny Wing with his nephews
(Kevin Bell's children). Pre-1965.
Photo at Josie's mother's house,
St.Joseph's Ave, Newbridge, Co.Kildare.
See full size.
in turn had got his name (Mornington) in 1873
a horse called "Mornington" on the day he was born.
The story is this was due to a mix up with the
Morny Cannon's father telegrammed his wife to tell her he had won on "Mornington",
she telegrammed him informing him he had a son,
there was a mix up and the name stuck.
- There was a Morny Wing memorial race
at the Curragh
It went under various names
(the "Morny Wing Handicap"
"Morny Wing Apprentice" race
"Morny Wing Memorial" race).
went on to train the winner of
the Irish Grand National
- The stables at Rosewell House,
were later run by Charlie Weld,
and are now run by Dermot Weld.