Humphrys genealogy

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Fred Winter

Fred Winter.
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Fred Winter,
born 20 Sept 1926.
The famous steeplechase jockey (2 Grand National wins) and trainer (2 Grand National wins).
He was educ Ewell Castle School, Epsom.
Rode as flat race jockey 1939-1942.
Served as Lieutenant, 6th Batallion Parachute Regiment, 1944-1947.
Started hunt races (steeplechase) 1947.

Steeplechase jockey career, 1947 to 1964:

He mar early June 1956 to Diana Pearson [Diana Ruth, Di, born April, unknown year].
She was from Brailsford, Derbyshire. She was dau of Col. T.R. Pearson of Derby.
They met in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. They mar at St.James' RC church, Spanish Place, London.
They lived at Kitsbury Orchard, Oddington, Gloucestershire.
CBE 1963.
Retired as jockey 1964.
He became a trainer. In 1964 he bought Uplands racing stables, Upper Lambourn, near Newbury, Berkshire. Trained and lived there.

Steeplechase trainer career, 1964 to 1989:

Fred was a friend of the Queen Mother.
He retired as trainer 1989.
His assistant Charlie Brooks became Master of Uplands. (He was later known as the husband of Rebekah Brooks.)
Fred died 5 Apr 2004, Swindon, Wiltshire, age 77 yrs.
See wikipedia and obituary and obituary.
Diana died Mar 2017.
Fred and Diana had issue:

  1. Denise Winter.
    She mar Oliver Sherwood.
    They had issue:

    1. Davina Sherwood.
    2. Peter Sherwood.

  2. Joanna Winter.

  3. Philippa Winter.
    She mar Tom Jacomb.
    He is descendant of 8th Baron Howard de Walden, who was 3rd cousin of the Queen Mother.
    He is descendant of Henry VII.
    See descent by Leo van de Pas.
    Philippa and Tom had issue:

    1. Tara Jacomb.
    2. Saffron Jacomb.

"Jay Trump" winning the Grand National, 1965.
From here.


Fred Winter rides 100 winners in a season.
Newsreel clip from Saturday 14th March 1953.

Fred Winter wins Grand National in 1957 and 1962.

Fred Winter wins Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1961 and 1962.

Fred Winter wins Grand National in 1962.

Fred Winter trains "Jay Trump" to win the Grand National, 1965.

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