Freddy Head

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Freddy Head
Occupation Jockey / Trainer
Born 19 June 1947
Neuilly, France
Career wins Not 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

Freddy Head (born 19 June 1947, in Neuilly, France) is a retired champion jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing and currently a horse trainer. Known also as "Freddie", his grandfather was a jockey as was his father Alec Head who also became a successful trainer and owner of Haras du Quesnay near Deauville. Alec Head's horses won the Epsom Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

In the 1976 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Freddie 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, Freddie 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.

Major wins as a jockey[edit]

France France


Canada Canada


Germany Germany


United Kingdom Great Britain


Republic of Ireland Ireland


Italy Italy


United States United States


Major wins as a trainer[edit]

France France


United Kingdom Great Britain


United States United States

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