Charlie Maidment

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Charles Maidment
OccupationJockey
Born1844
Witchampton, Dorset
Died1926
Major racing wins
British Classic Race wins as jockey:
1,000 Guineas
Epsom Oaks
Epsom Derby (2)
St Leger Stakes (2)
Racing awards
British flat racing Champion Jockey twice (1870, 1871) (tied both years)
Honours
Fillies' Triple Crown (1871)
Significant horses
Hannah

Charles "Charlie" Maidment (1844–1926) was a British jockey, prominent in the early 1870s.

He was joint British Champion jockey in two successive years, 1870 and 1871, although is generally regarded as inferior to other jockeys of the time such as George Fordham and Tom Cannon, Sr.[1] Besides his Championships, his main achievement was winning the Fillies' Triple Crown on Hannah in 1871.

He mainly rode for trainer Joseph Hayhoe and his major owners, Baron Meyer de Rothschild and Alexander and Hector Baltazzi. He retired in 1891 and was forced by financial circumstance to ride out for Newmarket stables until old age.

Classic race victories[edit]

United Kingdom Great Britain

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopaedia of British Racing. London: Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-354-08536-0.