In conversation with Alec Head: A famous racing name who made an indelible contribution to the sport

Racing TV published this video item, entitled “In conversation with Alec Head: A famous racing name who made an indelible contribution to the sport” – below is their description.

Alec Head, part of one of the great French racing dynasties, has died, aged 97.

Head’s father and grandfather were both successful jockeys-turned-trainers called William, with Head following in their footsteps by riding before taking out his licence and being crowned France’s leading handler for four successive years between 1952 and 1955.

During his training career, Head sent out four Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winners in Nuccio (1952), Saint-Crespin (1959), Ivanjica (1976) and Gold River (1981) and also won the Derby at Epsom with Lavandin in 1956, but his contribution to the sport spanned far beyond training great racehorses.

Angus McNae joined him in 2015 to talk about his life in the sport.

#horseracing #horses #equine

Racing TV YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - Racing TV

Racing TV (formerly Racing UK) is a British television channel with 34 racecourses as shareholders and fixtures from 61 racecourses broadcast live on its output. The station is dedicated to horse racing broadcasting over 70% of all live racing from Britain and Ireland, including nearly 90% of all Group and Graded races.

Recent from Racing TV:

All roads lead to the Arc as Alpinista shines in Yorkshire Oaks – Racing TV

Swingalong foils stablemate Dramatised to cause upset in Lowther – Racing TV

Two great champions – watch Frankel and Baaeed win their Juddmonte Internationals side by side

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.