Charlie Elliott (jockey)

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Charlie Elliott
OccupationJockey, Trainer
Major racing wins
British Classic Race wins as jockey:[1]
1,000 Guineas (4)
2,000 Guineas (5)
Epsom Oaks (2)
Epsom Derby (3)
Racing awards
British flat racing Champion Jockey 1923, 1924
Significant horses
Corrida, Caracalla, Nimbus, Arbar

Edward Charles "Charlie" Elliott (1904–1979) was a twice British Champion flat racing jockey.

He was still an apprentice to John L Jarvis when he won his first jockey's title (which he shared with Steve Donoghue) in 1923.[1] He won again the following year, with a total of 106 winners. After this, he spent a large part of his riding career in France, riding for Marcel Boussac. He would return to France after he finished riding in 1953 to train for him as well.

In the post-war period he rode for George Colling. When Colling was unable to train due to illness, he prepared Nimbus to go and win the 1949 2,000 Guineas and Derby. His took up full time training with Boussac, but after that finished in 1958, he also spent five years training at Machell House, Newmarket before retiring in 1963.

In 1999, the Racing Post ranked Elliott as sixth in their list of the Top 50 jockeys of the 20th century.[2]

In total, he won fourteen British Classic Races.

Major wins[edit]

United Kingdom Great Britain


Selected other races[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Elliott, Edward Charles (1904 - 1979)". National Horseracing Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ "A century of racing - 50 greatest flat jockeys". The Racing Post. 17 May 1999. Retrieved 19 September 2016.