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Jimmy Lindley

by RobertS
(Epsom)

Was ex-jockey and BBC TV pundit Jimmy Lindley ever banned from riding or married to a racehorse trainers daughter?

Answer: As yet I have been unable to unearth any information on this subject - perhaps a reader can contribute.

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May 04, 2018
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learnt his trade & first winner
by: Anonymous

Jimmy learnt to ride by going foxhunting at young age as My Grandfather took me he like to see it ( Not the killing of Fox ) just all the tradition

Jimmy had his first winner at Brighton Race Course in 1952

Was genious at commentating. Was in Pub with him & he got up on stage & commentated on fictitious race. It was just like it was happening

Feb 27, 2018
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Where abouts is he?
by: Simon

Hello, I would like to contact Jimmy Lindley. I have recently bought a boat he used to own (A Fairey Huntsman 31) and would like to know if he has any photographs of himself with the boat and any history he could share.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help.

I can be contacted on Xanthus31@mail.com


Thank you

Apr 25, 2017
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Early Childhood
by: B M D

I remember Jimmy back in 1947; he lived at that time in Upperton Rd, Eastbourne. His father fell foul of the taxman at the cafe in the Goffs he ran around 1948.

Jimmy used to go to Downsmeade school and I remember the headmaster asking the class what they wanted to do when they started work. Jimmy put his hand up and said: "A jockey, sir".

Willy Wilson the head said: "No you're not". Jimmy replied: "I am, sir!"

For speaking back Jimmy got 6 strokes on his bottom!

Apr 12, 2016
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Jimmy Lindley
by: Mike Baker

Jimmy Lindley was my favourite jockey from the 1960's. I backed Only For Life in the 1963 2000 Guiness at 33-1. Would surely have won many more big races had he not had weight problems. Great guy too had a nice chat with him at Goodwood a few years ago. Hope Jimmy is doing well.

Oct 02, 2015
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Best Jocky
by: Captain Henry Taylor

Jimmy Lindley is my Uncle hav"nt seen him since 1968
One of his sister's married an American not Canadian
I'M VERY proud of my Uncle I tell my friends he was the best jockey ever in the late 50s and 60s and would have went longer except for his weight .
Captain Henry Taylor
Master US Merchant Marines

Jul 27, 2015
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Is it the same Jimmy lindley I know about
by: Anonymous

i think he used to live in Eastbourne his father as I always thought had a cafe also two good looking sisters I believe married Canadians his father worked on the ship that sunk off beachy head as a diver I , might have made a complete mistake but I did know the cafe owner named Lindley and I know that the father as I believe of Jimmy Lindley was his son

Dec 23, 2014
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To Sarah
by: Anonymous

I was also an old girlfriend but of Mark when he was also about 16 or 17 when they lived in Newbury I have always wondered what happened to him?

Nov 13, 2014
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nice guy
by: Anonymous

i grew up with jimmy,and his family in upper lambourn,my dad worked for jimmy,s father in law.

Feb 25, 2014
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yes!
by: Sarah

Yes! Jimmy married Pat a racehorse trainers daughter and they had two sons, Bruce and Mark who are now in their late forties. Bruce is an ex boyfriend of mine (years ago when we were 17). Jimmy was an amazingly talented jockey and presenter and a great guy! Really lovely family who looked after me as a girl from a broken home. Thanks guys!

May 17, 2013
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foolish twerp
by: billy

jimmy lindley was married 23 times, he has 109 children and never saw but two of them, he,s my all time jockey, what a guy

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