Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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Fred Winter

Fred Winter.
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Fred Winter (see here), born 20th Sept 1926,
the famous steeplechase jockey (2 Grand National wins) and trainer (2 Grand National wins),
rode 4298 National Hunt races 1947-64, 929 wins,
4 times champion steeplechase jockey, 1953, 1956,57,58 (first ever 4-times champion),
all-time record of 121 steeplechase winners in a season, Aug 1952 - May 1953 season,
mar Diana Pearson,
won Champion Hurdle 3 times (1955,1959,1961),
won Grand National in 1957 on "Sundew",
won Cheltenham Gold Cup 1961,
won Cheltenham Gold Cup 1962,
won Grand National in 1962 on "Kilmore",
CBE 1963,
retired as jockey 1964,

Fred became a trainer, and immediately won 2 Grand Nationals,
trained at Uplands racing stables (bought 1964), Upper Lambourn, nr Newbury, Berkshire,
won Grand National in 1965 with "Jay Trump",
won Grand National in 1966 with "Anglo",
won Champion Hurdle 4 times (1971,1972,1974,1988),
won Cheltenham Gold Cup 1978,
he was the only person ever to win the Grand National, Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle as both jockey and trainer,
won record 8 National Hunt trainers' championships, 1971,72,73,74,75, 1977,78, 1985,
retired as trainer 1989,
his assistant Charlie Brooks became Master of Uplands (he was later famous as the husband of Rebekah Brooks),
Fred died 5th Apr 2004, Swindon, Wiltshire, age 77 yrs,
see obituary and obituary,
had issue:

  1. Denise Winter, mar Oliver Sherwood and had issue:
    1. Davina Sherwood.
    2. Peter Sherwood.

  2. Joanna Winter.

  3. Philippa Winter,
    mar Tom Jacomb [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,
    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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