Neville Sellwood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Neville Francis "Nifty" Sellwood (2 December 1922 − 7 November 1962) was an Australian jockey who was known for, among other victories, riding Delta and Toparoa to victory in the 1951 and 1955 Melbourne Cup races, respectively. He also rode Larkspur to victory in the 1962 Epsom Derby. [1] The Neville Sellwood Stakes, hosted by the Australian Turf Club, was named in honour of him.

Sellwood was born on 2 December 1922 in Hamilton, an inner-suburb of Brisbane, Queensland.

Sellwood died after the horse he was riding slipped and fell on the track of the Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse on 7 November 1962, aged 39, in Maisons-Laffitte, France.[2]

In 2002, Sellwood was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.[3]