Where are they now – BRIAN JAGO.

AS another renewal of the Derby approaches one lucky stopover for jockeys riding in our premier Classic is a thing of the past.
Though Brian Jago rarely rode in the big race himself, his house in Epsom’s Albert Road Albert Road is split into two roads in Hong Kong, namely Upper Albert Road (Chinese: 上亞厘畢道) and Lower Albert Road (下亞厘畢道). was a regular overnight dwelling for many saddlemen that went on to glory the following afternoon.
Now 62 and living in Cheam, Jago recalled: “We were quite popular as we had a sauna and many of the boys stayed with us.
Pat Eddery Patrick James John Eddery, known as Pat Eddery (born 18 March, 1952 in County Kildare) is an Irish former flat racing jockey.
He began his career in 1967 and rode over 4,500 winners, including three wins in the Epsom Derby, and was Champion Jockey on eleven occasions, was with us in 1975 when he won on Grundy, Greville Starkey three years later when he won on Shirley Heights Shirley Heights (1975 -1997) was a British-bred and British-trained Thoroughbred race horse, winner of the Epsom Derby in 1978. He is the only Epsom Derby winner to be both the son of a previous winner (Mill Reef, 1971), and the sire of a subsequent winner (Slip Anchor, 1985). and Walter Swinburn Walter R. Swinburn (born August 7, 1961) is a retired flat racing jockey who competed in Great Britain and Ireland as well as internationally.
Nicknamed the “Choirboy”, Swinburn rode his first winner, Paddy’s Luck, on July 12, 1978 at Kempton Park but gained considerable was another the year he won on Shergar. Steve Cauthen Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey.
Cauthen, the son of a trainer and a farrier, grew up in Walton, Kentucky around horses, which (along with his small size) made race-riding a logical career choice. also came once or twice.”
Jago, a popular lightweight until his retiral in the early 1980’s, sat on some decent horses during his career including triple champion hurdler Persian War Several wars are termed “Persian” or called simply “the Persian War:”
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, Gold Rod, Joshua and Welsh Rarebit while his biggest victory came aboard Tom Cribb Tom Cribb (1781-11 May 1848) was an English bare-knuckle boxer of the 19th century, so successful that he became world champion. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. , in the 1973 Northumberland Plate.
He said: “Tom Cribb was a savage. If he was crowded out, he’d think nothing of grabbing another horse or a jockey for that matter.
“Though he was only tiny, he carried some big weights. he had plenty of ability but he was a dirty little devil.”
Like many pilots of his era, Jago often found himself ‘jocked’ off by Lester Piggott and the ‘Long Fellow’ eventually secured the ride on Tom Cribb when injury dealt its cruel hand of fate.
“I got badly smashed up in a fall at Sandown in 1974 and the owners asked Lester to ride him at Ascot.
While I was laid up in hospital Lester phoned me to find out all about the horse and I told him everything he needed to know – needless to say they won.”
Injuries, such as broken pelvis, foot and hand, were a regular part of Jago’s life which saw him ply his trade in exotic locations such as Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Singapore.
Despite his spells on the sidelinesOn the sidelines
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….. Click the link for more information. he still bagged many decent prizes including the Liverpool Spring Cup, the Newbury Spring Cup, the Champagne Stakes and the November Handicap.
In the twilight of his time in the saddle, Jago enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Pat Haslam before he embarked on a new career building house extensions and conservatories.
Nowadays his weight may be just over nine stones but his connection with racing is all but severed and he has lost touch with most of his weighing-room contempories.

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