Michael Scudamore

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Michael Scudamore
The horse Oxo and jockey Michael Scudamore.jpg
Scudamore on Oxo in 1959
Born(1932-07-17)17 July 1932
Died7 July 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 81)
NationalityEnglish
ChildrenPeter Scudamore
Major racing wins
1956 King George VI Chase
1957 Cheltenham Gold Cup
1959 Grand National
Significant horses
Rose Park
Linwell
Oxo


Michael Scudamore (17 July 1932 – 7 July 2014) was an English National Hunt racing jockey in the 1950s and 1960s. He rode in 16 consecutive Grand Nationals, with one win on Oxo in 1959. He also rode Linwell, the winner of the 1957 Gold Cup.

His riding career ended in 1966, due to serious injuries from a fall on a chance ride on Snakestone at Wolverhampton where he sustained multiple fractures, a collapsed lung and over 90% vision loss in one eye.[1] Scudamore then continued as a trainer.

He was the father of Peter Scudamore and the grandfather of Tom Scudamore.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biddlecombe, Terry (1982). Winner’s Disclosure. Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. p. 118. ISBN 0 09 147550 3.
  2. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10953978/Michael-Scudamore-obituary.html