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Monday, 21 January, 2019

The facts and figures behind the successful career of a northern legend

Dato Star on his way to victory in the 1998 Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock
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Full name Joseph Malcolm Jefferson

Born Penrith, Cumbria, December 1, 1946

Travelling head lad to Gordon Richards 1968-81

Stables as trainer Newstead Cottage Stables, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire

First winner Mark Edelson, bumper at Perth, September 24, 1981

First winner on Flat Dick 'E' Bear, Haydock, August 7, 1982

Cheltenham Festival winners Tindari (1994 Gold Card Hurdle Final), Dato Star (1995 Festival Bumper), Cape Tribulation (2012 Pertemps Hurdle Final), Attaglance (2012 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle)

Grade 1 winner Dato Star (1995 Festival Bumper, 1999 Christmas Hurdle)

Other big wins over jumps Tullymurry Toff (1997 Sandown Handicap Hurdle), Go-Informal (1997 Newbury Long Distance Hurdle), Dato Star (1998 & 2000 Haydock Champion Hurdle Trial, 1998 & 1999 Fighting Fifth Hurdle), Roman Ark (2005 Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle), Cape Tribulation (2009 River Don Novices' Hurdle, 2012 Silver Cross Hurdle, Rowland Meyrick Chase, 2013 Argento Chase), Gilbarry (2011 Future Champion Novices' Chase), According To Pete (2011 Rowland Meyrick Chase, 2012 Peter Marsh Chase), Urban Hymn (2014 River Don Novices' Hurdle), Cyrus Darius (2015 Top Novices' Hurdle)

Big winners on Flat High Debate (1983 Zetland Stakes), Tancred Sand (1987 & 1988 Bogside Cup)

Most wins in a season 40 in 2016-17

Top northern jumps trainer Malcolm Jefferson dies aged 71

Malcolm Jefferson: the long, patient haul of jump racing seemed to play to his strengths


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