Willie Carson O.B.E. character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1998 limited edition of 2,500 commissioned by Lawleys By Post. William Carson (1942- ) was the first Scotsman to become a champion jockey in England, where he strung together a succession of impressive victories and became renowned for his fiery determination on the racetrack. Perhaps his most notable accomplishment was the Royal double he achieved for the Queen of England by winning the Oaks and St. Leger on Dunfermiline, thus becoming the first Jockey to the Queen in 1977. With 3,828 career winners, Carson is the fourth-most winning jockey in British history. He was winner of five riding championships, seventeen classics and twenty-three centuries. He became the only jockey to breed and ride a Classic winner when he rode Minster Son to a win in the 1988 St. Leger. A riding crop, boot, horseshoe and ribbon form the handle of the jug.
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