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PROFILE: Willie Carson

A quick profile of Swindon Town Chairman Willie Carson.

Willie Carson

Willie Carson (16 November 1942) is Scottish and a former jockey. He was born in Stirling. He was British Champion Jockey five times (1972, 1973, 1978, 1980 and 1983), won seventeen UK classic races, had 23 centuries and a total of 3,828 wins in the UK, making him the fourth most successful jockey

Carson is now a co-presenter and on the BBC horse racing along with Clare Balding.

He is currently the Chairman of Swindon Town FC.

Major winners

United Kingdom



* 1,000 Guineas - (2) - Salsabil (1990), Shadayid (1991)

* 2,000 Guineas - (4) - High Top (1972), Known Fact (1980), Don't Forget Me (1987), Nashwan (1989)

* Ascot Gold Cup - (3) - Little Wolf (1983), Longboat (1986), Sadeem (1989)

* Champion Stakes - (1) - Rose Bowl (1975)

* Cork & Orrery Stakes (Golden Jubilee Stakes) - (5) - Parsimony (1972), Swingtime (1975), Dafayna (1985), Danehill (1989), Atraf (1996)

* Derby - (4) - Troy (1979), Henbit (1980), Nashwan (1989), Erhaab (1994)

* Dewhurst Stakes - (3) - Prince of Dance (1988, dead heat), Dr. Devious (1991), Alhaarth (1995)

* Eclipse Stakes - (3) - Ela-Mana-Mou (1980), Nashwan (1989), Elmaamul (1990)

* Falmouth Stakes - (2) - Cistus (1978), Rose Above (1979)

* Fillies' Mile - (2) - Quick As Lightning (1979), Aqaarid (1994)

* Haydock Sprint Cup - (3) - Boldboy (1977), Habibti (1983), Dayjur (1990)

* International Stakes - (3) - Relkino (1977), Troy (1979), Shady Heights (1988)

* July Cup - (2) - Habibti (1983), Hamas (1993)

* King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes - (4) - Troy (1979), Ela-Mana-Mou (1980), Petoski (1985), Nashwan (1989)

* Lockinge Stakes - (2) - Relkino (1977), Wassl (1984, dead heat)

* Middle Park Stakes - (4) - Sharpen Up (1971), Known Fact (1979), Rodrigo de Triano (1991), Fard (1994)

* Nassau Stakes - (1) - Cistus (1978)

* Nunthorpe Stakes - (3) - Bay Express (1975), Habibti (1983), Dayjur (1990)

* Oaks - (4) - Dunfermline (1977), Bireme (1980), Sun Princess (1983), Salsabil (1990)

* Prince of Wales's Stakes - (4) - Ela-Mana-Mou (1980), Morcon (1984), Muhtarram (1994 & 1995)

* Queen Anne Stakes - (1) - Lahib (1992)

* Queen Elizabeth II Stakes - (8) - Rose Bowl (1975 & 1976), Trusted (1977), Homing (1978), Known Fact (1980), Teleprompter (1984), Lahib (1992), Bahri (1995)

* Racing Post Trophy - (3) - High Top (1971), Emmson (1987), Al Hareb (1988)

* St. James's Palace Stakes - (2) - Marju (1991), Bahri (1995)

* St. Leger - (3) - Dunfermline (1977), Sun Princess (1983), Minster Son (1988)

* Sun Chariot Stakes - (4) - Duboff (1975), Dusty Dollar (1986), Ristna (1991), Talented (1993)

* Sussex Stakes - (1) - Distant Relative (1990)

* Yorkshire Oaks - (5) - Dibidale (1974), Sun Princess (1983), Circus Plume (1984), Roseate Tern (1989), Hellenic (1990)

France



* Poule d'Essai des Pouliches - (1) - Ta Rib (1996)

* Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp - (2) - Habibti (1983), Dayjur (1990)

* Prix de Diane - (1) - Rafha (1990)

* Prix de la Forêt - (2) - Roan Star (1975), Salse (1988)

* Prix du Jockey Club - (1) - Policeman (1980)

* Prix Marcel Boussac - (3) - Ashayer (1987), Salsabil (1989), Shadayid (1990)

* Prix Morny - (1) - Deep Roots (1982)

* Prix de l'Opéra - (2) - Cistus (1978), Dione (1982)

* Prix Royal-Oak - (1) - Niniski (1979)

* Prix de la Salamandre - (1) - Deep Roots (1982, dead heat)

* Prix Vermeille - (1) - Salsabil (1990)



Germany



* Bayerisches Zuchtrennen - (1) - Shady Heights (1988)

Republic of Ireland Ireland

* Irish 1,000 Guineas - (2) - Mehthaaf (1994), Matiya (1996)

* Irish 2,000 Guineas - (1) - Don't Forget Me (1987)

* Irish Champion Stakes - (2) - Elmaamul (1990), Muhtarram (1993)

* Irish Derby - (2) - Troy (1979), Salsabil (1990)

* Irish Oaks - (4) - Dibidale (1974), Shoot A Line (1980), Swiftfoot (1982), Helen Street (1985)

* Irish St Leger - (1) - Niniski (1979)

* Matron Stakes - (1) - Llyn Gwynant (1988)

* Tattersalls Gold Cup - (1) - Fair of the Furze (1986)

Italy



* Derby Italiano - (1) - Tommy Way (1986)

* Gran Premio di Milano - (2) - Tommy Way (1986), Alwuhush (1989)

* Oaks d'Italia - (1) - Miss Gris (1985)

* Premio Lydia Tesio - (1) - Oumaldaaya (1992)

* Premio Parioli - (1) - Alhijaz (1992)

* Premio Presidente della Repubblica - (3) - Jalmood (1983), Alwuhush (1989), Muhtarram (1994)

* Premio Roma - (2) - High Hawk (1983), Highland Chieftain (1989)

* Premio Vittorio di Capua - (2) - Alhijaz (1992 & 1993)




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Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 18 2007

Time: 9:57PM

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Just in case any town fans forget who he is?? What does he do at the club apart from take a salary - drain on the coffers. He should get on his "horse" (lol) and ride it out of town - (If he is ever in town!!!)
Wellsy
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19/01/2007 13:13:00

Nice to see you again Willie...where have you been all this time ???
APG_STFC
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19/01/2007 16:51:00

I don't want to see his ugly mug.
red_gilly
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