Geoff Lewis

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Geoff Lewis (born 21 December 1935) is a Welsh retired jockey who was born in Talgarth, Breconshire.

Geoff Lewis
OccupationJockey
Born (1935-12-21) 21 December 1935 (age 88)
Talgarth, Breconshire, Wales
Major racing wins
British Classic Races
1,000 Guineas Stakes (1973)
2,000 Guineas Stakes (1969)
Epsom Derby (1971)
Epsom Oaks (1971, 1973)
Other major races
Ascot Gold Cup (1971)
Champion Stakes (1965, 1970)
Coronation Cup (1971, 1972)
Coronation Stakes (1958, 1971)
Dewhurst Stakes (1970)
Eclipse Stakes (1971)
Haydock Sprint Cup (1979)
International Stakes (1973)
July Cup (1963)
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1971)
Lockinge Stakes (1966, 1971)
Sun Chariot Stakes (1971)
Sussex Stakes (1969)
Yorkshire Oaks (1973)
Significant horses
Altesse Royale, Lorenzaccio, Lupe, Mill Reef, Mysterious, Right Tack, Silly Season
1000 Guineas (1)
1973
Black, white yoke and sleeves, red cap White, red sleeves and sash, check cap Navy blue, red and light blue hoop and armlets, white cap
Mysterious Jacinth Shellshock
2000 Guineas (1)
1969
Turquoise, black chevron, yellow sleeves, black cuffs, black and yellow quartered cap White, red stars on body, royal blue cap Black, scarlet cap
Right Tack Tower Walk Welsh Pageant
Derby (1)
1971
Black, gold cross and stripe on cap Cherry, black sleeves and cap Black and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, hooped cap
Mill Reef Linden Tree Irish Ball
Oaks (2)
1971
White, scarlet chevron and cap Black, scarlet cap Orange and purple hoops, black cap
Altesse Royale Maina La Manille
1973
Black, white yoke and sleeves, red cap Turquoise blue and olive green stripes, white cap Cerise, white circle
Mysterious Where You Lead Aureoletta
 

He moved to London with his family (he was one of thirteen children) in 1946. After initially working as a hotel page boy, he started his racing career as an apprentice with Ron Smyth, who was a trainer in Epsom. He will be best remembered as the jockey who won the 1,000 Guineas, 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks (twice), Coronation Cup, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Most watchers of the sport of horse racing would consider that his greatest moment came in 1971 when he rode Mill Reef to win The Derby. He was regarded as one of Europe's leading jockeys between 1953 and 1979.[citation needed]

Geoff Lewis retired as a jockey in 1979, after which he applied for a trainer's licence and began to train at Thirty Acre Barn, near Epsom racecourse. He trained almost 500 winners before his retirement to Spain in 1999. In 2014 he moved back to Cranleigh, to be near his daughter in Ewhurst.

Major wins

  Great Britain


  France

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