Freddy Head

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Frédéric Head (born 19 June 1947, in Neuilly, France) is a retired horse trainer and champion jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. His grandfather, William Head, and father, Alec Head, who also competed as prominent jockeys and trainers, raised “Freddy,” at the Haras du Quesnay, initially managed by Alec and later by Martine Head (Freddy’s sister), in Deauville until its closure in November 2022.

Freddy Head
OccupationJockey / Trainer
Born (1947-06-19) 19 June 1947 (age 77)
Neuilly, France
Career winsNot found
Major racing wins
as a jockey
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
(1966, 1972, 1976, 1979)
Prix de la Forêt
(1966, 1968, 1972, 1983, 1990)
Prix d'Astarté
(1967, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1992)
Prix Jacques Le Marois
(1967, 1972, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1991)
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
(1967, 1978)
Prix Saint-Alary
(1967, 1971, 1976, 1978-1979, 1982, 1985-1986, 1991)
Grand Prix de Paris
(1968, 1969)
Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte
(1968, 1972, 1977, 1984)
Prix Royal-Oak
(1968, 1971, 1974, 1980, 1984,1989)
Prix du Jockey Club
(1969, 1973, 1975, 1976)
Prix de Diane
(1971, 1978, 1982, 1986)
Prix Vermeille
(1971, 1978, 1979)
Prix Morny
(1971, 1979, 1989, 1990)
Prix d'Ispahan
(1972, 1978, 1986, 1988)
Prix de la Salamandre
(1974, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains
(1975, 1976, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches
(1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1995, 1997)
Prix Lupin
(1975, 1976, 1991, 1992)
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
(1976, 1977, 1979)
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp
(1980, 1981, 1987)
Prix du Cadran (1981, 1983)
Grand Critérium (1982, 1990)
Grand Prix de Deauville (1983)
Prix Ganay (1986)
Prix Marcel Boussac (1986, 1994)
Prix Maurice de Gheest (1996)

International race wins:
2,000 Guineas (1982)
1,000 Guineas (1983, 1987)
Breeders' Cup Mile (1987, 1988)
Diadem Stakes (1990)

Cheveley Park Stakes (1996)
July Cup (1996)
Racing awards
Champion Jockey in France (6 times)
Significant horses
Pistol Packer, Riverman, Lyphard, San San, Green Dancer, Val de l'Orne, Ivanjica, Riverqueen, Youth, Three Troikas, Gold River, Blushing John, Ma Biche, Miesque, Hector Protector

In the 1976 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Freddy Head rode to victory on a horse trained by his father and in 1979 took another win on a horse trained by his highly successful sister, Christiane "Criquette" Head. A six-time winner of the French jockey's championship, Freddy Head scored a number of important Group I wins in the United Kingdom and is best known to Americans for his back-to-back victories aboard U.S. Hall of Fame filly Miesque in the 1987 and 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Freddie Head retired as a jockey in 1997 and began working as a trainer. In 2008, he became the first man ever to win Breeders' Cup races as both a jockey and trainer when Goldikova won the Mile.

His legacy lives on in Christopher Head, his son and the trainer of multiple Group 1 winner Blue Rose Cen, and Victoria Head, his daughter and up-and-coming trainer.

Major wins as a jockey

  France


  Canada


  Germany


  Great Britain


  Ireland


  Italy


  United States


Major wins as a trainer

  France


  Great Britain


  United States


  United Arab Emirates

References