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Grand National Winning Trainer....

Post by 1964white » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:12 am

David Barons passed away aged 81


Barons had some fantastic horses during the 70's upto the early 90's with his biggest memorable success in 1991 when Seagram won the Grand National :hors: Playschool & Topsham Bay were two of his top horses I use to follow :horse:


Full name David Hawken Barons

Born December 6, 1936

Stables Wotton/Hendham Farm, Woodleigh, near Kingsbridge, Devon 1961-94

First winner Legend Prince, selling chase, Plumpton, March 19, 1962

Grand National winner Seagram (1991)

Cheltenham Festival winners Kastrup (1974 Joe Coral Golden Hurdle Final), King Or Country (1978 Mildmay of Flete Chase), Topsham Bay (1990 National Hunt Chase), Seagram (1991 NH Handicap Chase)

Vincent O'Brien Irish Gold Cup winner Playschool (1988)

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup winners Broadheath (1986), Playschool (1987)

Welsh National winner Playschool (1987)

Whitbread Gold Cup winner Topsham Bay (1992 & 1993)

Black & White Whisky Hurdle winner Greater (1973)

Schweppes Gold Trophy winner Bootlaces (1980)

Imperial Cup winner Solomon (1970)

Other notable winners Volant (15 wins in 8 months, March - November 1963), Solomon (1970 Kingwell Hurdle), Kelanne (1970 Ansells Brewery Hurdle), Prophecy (1972 Cottage Rake Chase, 1974 Sandown Open Chase), Perambulate (1973 Greenham Group Hurdle), Somethings Missing (1975 Badger Beer Chase), Bootlaces (1978 Yellow Pages Hurdle), King Or Country (1978, 1979 & 1983 Sporting Chronicle/Tim Brookshaw Memorial Chase), Chuckles Hansel (1979 Badger Beer Chase), Playschool (1986 Hopeful Chase, 1987 Aynsley China Cup Chase), Seagram (1989 Charisma Gold Cup Chase, The Rip Chase, 1991 ASW Chase), Topsham Bay (1992 Golden Miller Chase)

Last winner over jumps in Britain Mine's An Ace, Exeter, May 19, 1994

Last winner in Britain Northern Bailiwick, Leicester, May 23, 1994

Highest position in trainers' championship 7th in 1969-70 & 1972-73

Most wins in a season 86 in 1971-72 (2nd to Arthur Stephenson in numerical table)

Total wins in Britain 954 (942 over jumps, 12 on Flat

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