Date: 18th January 2007 at 9:58pm
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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)