Arthur Budgett

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Arthur Budgett
Occupation Trainer, Owner, Breeder
Born 26 May 1916
Died 21 June 2011
Major racing wins
British Classic Race wins as trainer:
Epsom Derby (2)
Racing awards
British flat racing Champion Trainer (1969)
Significant horses
Windmill Girl, Blakeney, Morston

Arthur Budgett (26 May 1916[1] – 21 June 2011[2]) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse trainer who was one of only two people to have bred, owned and trained two English Derby winners.

Based at Whatcombe Estate in Oxfordshire, Budgett was British flat racing champion trainer in 1969.

Budgett purchased the mare Windmill Girl in 1962. Two of her foals were named after neighbouring villages in Norfolk, Blakeney and Morston, as was Blakeney's sire Hethersett. Blakeney went on to win the 1969 Derby and Morston followed up by winning the 1973 Derby.

Budgett retired in 1975.[3]


  1. ^ "LAST OF THE GENTLEMAN TRAINERS; Steve Dennis talks to Arthur Budgett, the dual Derby-winning trainer who is 90 years old today. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Arthur Budgett". 23 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Armytage, Marcus (2009-05-31). "ARTHUR BUDGETT: A rare breed indeed". Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

Book citations[edit]

  • Curling, Bill (1977). DERBY DOUBLE. The Unique story of Racehorse Trainer Arthur Budgett. London: William Luscombe Publisher Limited. ISBN 0-86002-164-5.