Stan Mellor, the primary leap jockey to experience 1,000 winners, has died aged 83
Three-time champion jockey Stan Mellor, the primary leap jockey to experience 1,000 winners, has died aged 83
Mellor was one of many few riders to triumph in a race towards Arkle
He guided Stalbridge Colonist to victory within the 1966 Hennessy Gold Cup
Three-time champion jockey was awarded an MBE for his companies to racing
By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday
Revealed: 19:17 BST, 1 August 2020 | Up to date: 01:14 BST, 2 August 2020
Peter Scudamore described Stan Mellor as ‘one of many nice innovators’, after the primary leap jockey to experience 1,000 winners died on the age of 83.
Mellor, awarded an MBE for his companies to racing and reaching Champion Jockey standing 3 times from 1960 to 1962, was a stylist within the saddle and a jockey who advocated solely utilizing the whip as a final resort.
Eight-time Champion Jockey Scudamore stated: ‘Stan was a pal of my father Michael, who at all times noticed him as one of many nice innovators. He actually thought of his using. He was small for a leap jockey and infrequently picked up his whip.
‘Innovator’ Stan Mellor, the primary leap jockey to experience 1,000 winners, has died aged 83
‘He tailored techniques utilized by the American jockeys, issues others did not do, and I at all times thought it was a pity his experience wasn’t tapped into extra. He used to say it is best to use a whip correctly and never on a drained horse.
‘His achievement of being the primary leap jockey to experience 1,000 winners was a significant sporting achievement at a time.’
Mellor’s 1,000th winner got here on Ouzo at Nottingham in December 1971. His greatest wins got here within the King George VI Chase, which he received on Frenchman’s Cove (1964) and Titus Oates (1969), the Queen Mom Champion Chase, which he received on Sandy Abbot (1963), and the Whitbread Gold Cup, once more with Frenchman’s Cove (1962).
Mellor famously beat the nice Arkle within the 1966 Hennessy Gold Cup on Stalbridge Colonist. He retired having ridden 1,035 winners and proceeded to land greater than 750 races as a coach, together with his greatest horses together with King’s Curate, winner of the 1991 Stayers’ Hurdle, and Pollardstown, within the race now often known as the Aintree …read more
Source:: New paper 24 – Sports