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Cannon, Thomas [Tom] (1846–1917), jockey and racehorse trainer, the elder son of Thomas H. Cannon, a Windsor livery stable keeper, and his wife, Harriett Townsend, was born on 23 April 1846 in Eton, where his father later kept the George Hotel. At the age of thirteen he was apprenticed to a ...

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Thomas Cannon (1846–1917) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cazalet, Peter Victor Ferdinand (1907–1973), racehorse trainer, was born on 15 January 1907 at Fairlawne, near Tonbridge in Kent, the fourth and youngest child and third son of William Marshall Cazalet (1865–1932) of Fairlawne and his wife, Maud Lucia Heron, daughter of Sir John Robert Heron-Maxwell, ...

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Cecil, Sir Henry Richard Amherst (1943–2013), racehorse trainer, was born on 11 January 1943 at 55 Queen's Road, Aberdeen, the third son of the Hon. Henry Kerr Auchmuty Cecil (1914–1942), an officer in the Parachute regiment, and his wife, (Elizabeth) Rohays Mary, née...

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Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil (1943–2013) by Tim White, 2012 [with Frankel] Tim E White / Rex Features / Shutterstock

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Cheny, John (fl. 1727–1750), writer on horse-racing, hailed from the Arundel area of Sussex. Little else is known about him save that in 1727 he compiled the first version of the Racing Calendar, which for over 200 years has been the official public organ of the ...

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Crump, Neville Franklin (1910–1997), racehorse trainer, was born on 27 December 1910 at The Knoll, Scotts Avenue, Shortlands, Beckenham, Kent, the son of Charles Price Crump, a provision agent, and his wife, Beatrice Irene, née Mansell. His father had emigrated to become a rancher in ...

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Dawson, John (1827–1903), racehorse trainer, was born at Stamford Hall, Gullane, East Lothian, on 16 December 1827. He was a younger son in the family of seventeen children of George Dawson (d. 1846), who had previously trained horses at Bogside, in Ayrshire...