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Tom Cannon

Tom Cannon


A carte-de-visite portrait of the British flat race jockey and trainer Tom Cannon (1846-1917). He won thirteen British classics as a jockey, becoming champion in 1872. As a trainer, he trained classic winners, as well as winners over jumps, including the 1888 Grand National. He was the father of four jockey sons, including the six-times champion, Morny Cannon. His daughter Margaret married the jockey Ernest Piggott and became the grandmother of multiple champion, Lester Piggott.

Photographed and location unidentified.

 

Code: 126757
 
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