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Offline louotter

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O.P. « 2017-Feb-27, 09:07 PM »
Hi all,
Seeking assistance if possible to ID these jockeys.
Mention of a Jack Thompson and George Stevens surrounding the pics... But nothing written on negs to say either way.
Riverina Area.
Any assistance greatly appreciated.
Thanks




Offline tontonan

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« 2017-Feb-27, 10:17 PM Reply #1 »
Comparing old press photos the bottom photo could pass for a young Jack Thompson . 


Offline louotter

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« 2017-Feb-28, 10:16 PM Reply #2 »
Thanks.


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« 2017-Mar-01, 07:34 AM Reply #3 »
Do we know whose the colors are of the top jockey ?

Way before my time, so I am of not much use  :p

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« 2017-Mar-01, 09:18 AM Reply #4 »
I know it's not him but the top guy's smile is not unlike Shane Dye's


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« 2017-Mar-01, 03:52 PM Reply #5 »
Do we know whose the colors are of the top jockey ?

Way before my time, so I am of not much use  :p

No Idea unfortunately. I think you can safely assume it is white with some other color.  The pics came from negatives which are c.1940's onwards.
I dont think these guys were in the same league as like Pikey and Darby Munro, but the bottom guy who I thought was Jack Thompson certainly looks dapper.
Wayyyy before my time too lol, but I love the history of racing.

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« 2017-Mar-01, 05:51 PM Reply #6 »
I have some photos of jockeys on cigarette cards  back in the 1920's and they are none of them, but you mentioned they were probably taken around the 1940s, however I have no photos of cigarette cards of that time.

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« 2017-Mar-01, 08:35 PM Reply #7 »
Probably not ...

Offline louotter

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« 2017-Mar-03, 09:28 PM Reply #8 »
Looking at that nope, I would say a big no to it being Jack.

I'll go to the local racecourse and see if they can work out who he is.

P.S I heard Purtell is deceased, anyone know if this is true?

Thanks all for your help :)

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« 2017-Mar-03, 11:37 PM Reply #9 »
Jack would be 96.  I am sure we would have heard if he had passed away.

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« 2017-Mar-04, 07:16 AM Reply #10 »
Looks more like Norman Von Nida than Jack Thompson.

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« 2017-Mar-06, 07:33 PM Reply #11 »
Hmm, just googled him and while similar I think the bum chin is missing from the fella in my picture.
Pretty close though.
Will go down to the local course this week and see if they can shed any light.
Thanks for all the help guys

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« 2017-Mar-06, 08:01 PM Reply #12 »
No way in the world that is Jack Purtell, he was noted for having a bigger nose than Jimmy Durante.

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« 2017-Mar-06, 08:54 PM Reply #13 »
No way in the world that is Jack Purtell, he was noted for having a bigger nose than Jimmy Durante.

No one said it was. I just asked on a side note if what I had heard was true about him being deceased.

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« 2017-Mar-06, 08:55 PM Reply #14 »
No one said it was. I just asked on a side note if what I had heard was true about him being deceased.

The Jack referenced was Jack Thompson

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« 2017-Mar-06, 10:42 PM Reply #15 »
Could the young faced jockey 3rd from the left in Tontonan's pictures be the late Billy Lappin?

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« 2017-Mar-06, 11:12 PM Reply #16 »
Mort,

https://rv.racing.com/careers-and-education/australian-racing-museum/hall-of-fame/jockeys/jack-thompson

That's a young Jack Thompson.  The image is from his profile age at the Racing Museum.  The only one that isn't Jack is the bloke in the big cap on the far right.

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« 2017-Mar-07, 12:29 AM Reply #17 »
Tontonan, the jockey on the far right has me stumpted.

Slightly off topic but I was at Randwick the day that Jack Thompson reached down around the 1300mt mark at Randwick and grabbed a very young Ron Quinton as he was about to hit the deck and flung him back into the saddle. I think the horse that Ron Quinton was riding was Laconic. I'll stand corrected on the horses name but what a piece of horsemanship by Jack Thompson.


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