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.

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