Billy Newnes

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Billy Newnes
Occupation Jockey
Born (1959-12-06) 6 December 1959 (age 58)
Major racing wins
Major races
Champion Stakes (1982)
Epsom Oaks (1982)
Sun Chariot Stakes (1982)
Deutsches Derby (1992)
Significant horses
Time Charter

William Anthony Paul Newnes (born Liverpool, 6 December 1959) is an Epsom Oaks winning jockey, best known for his connection with the horse Time Charter, on which he won the Oaks, Sun Chariot Stakes and Champion Stakes in 1982. He was also Champion Apprentice the same season, with 57 winners.

Epsom Oaks British Group 1 horse race tor 3-year-old filles over 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 yards (2,423 metres)

The Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards, and it is scheduled to take place each year in early June. It is the second-oldest of the five Classic races, after the St Leger. Officially the Investec Oaks, it is also popularly known as simply The Oaks.

Jockey someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing

A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. The word also applies to camel riders in camel racing.

Time Charter

Time Charter was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare who won several major middle-distance races between 1982 and 1984. After winning twice as a two-year-old in 1981, she developed into a classic filly in the following year, finishing second in the 1000 Guineas before winning The Oaks in record time. Later that year she won the Sun Chariot Stakes before beating a field of colts and older horses by seven lengths in the Champion Stakes. As a four-year-old she won England's premier weight-for-age race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and successfully conceded seven pounds to the outstanding French filly All Along in the Prix Foy. In 1984 she recorded an impressive four length victory in the Coronation Cup and was retired from racing at the end of the year having won nine of her twenty races. She later became a very successful broodmare.


Not long afterwards, in 1984, he was banned for three years for accepting £1,000 from professional gambler Harry Bardsley in return for information. [1]

After his return, he won the 1989 Greenham Stakes on Zayyani, but spent much of the 1990s riding in Germany, where he won the Deutsches Derby in 1992 on Pik Konig. His last Group race victory was the Fruhjahrspreis des Bankhaus Metzler in Frankfurt on 22 Apr 2001 on Blue Baloo. [2]

The Greenham Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain] open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It is run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at Newbury in April.

The Deutsches Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race in Germany open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Hamburg-Horn over a distance of 2,400 metres, and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

Statistics by year (post-1988)

Year Wins Runs Strike Rate Total Earnings
1988 45 581 8 £335,261
1989 41 548 7 £319,495
1990 53 588 9 £378,792
1991 30 491 6 £218,152
1992 27 340 8 £110,002
1993 40 544 7 £208,219
1994 33 439 8 £205,431
1995 24 321 7 £180,605
1996 1 7 14 £4,262

Major wins

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Champion Stakes Flat horse race in Britain

The Champion Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs, and it is scheduled to take place as part of British Champions Day each year in October.

The Sun Chariot Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile, and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

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  1. Breen, Stephen (2 September 2004). "Champion jockey quizzed over 'fixing'". The Scotsman . Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. "Profile: Jockey: Billy Newnes - Stats". Racing Post . Retrieved 22 October 2017.