Buckle, Francis [Frank]
- Dennis Brailsford
Buckle, Francis [Frank] (c. 1770–1832), jockey, was born at Newmarket, where his father was a saddler, and was apprenticed to Lord Grosvenor's horse-racing establishment, one of the most lavish at the sport's headquarters. Among his earliest major successes was victory in the 1792 Derby on a Scottish horse paradoxically named John Bull. In all he was to win twenty-seven classic races, including some notable doubles. His dual successes on Champion in the ...