Never Say Die

Never Say Die trained by Joe Lawson

Never Say Die trained by Joe Lawson

Cathy’s Auntie Peggy (Margaret Scott) was married¬† to Billy Lawson and whenever there is any horse racing on, I am always reminded that Lester Piggott won the Derby on Never Say Die, a horse connected to Uncle Billy’s family.

I believe the horse was trained by Joe Lawson (1881 Р1964) who was born in County Durham.  unfortunately although he wanted to be a jockey himself he was a little too heavy.

He joined a stables and worked his way up from Travelling Head Lad, to Assistant Trainer before taking full charge of the stables in 1927.

Altogether involved with winning twelve Classics, according to the sites I have found on-line, he is best remembered for sending out Lester Piggott’s first Derby winner Never Say Die at 33/1.

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