1938-07-06, Brian Taylor was born in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex, England.
He was only 14 and nearly to be a carpenter, but was too small to work at the bench.
They found him a place with Harvey Leader in Newmarket.
He had never ridden, and his parents had no connection with horses before.
Among his other career wins were:
Princess Margaret Stakes
Cherry Hinton Stakes
Cork and Orrery Stakes
Earl of Sefton Stakes
Sandown Classic Trial
John Porter Stakes
Taylor would succumb two days later in hospital from the serious neck and head injuries.
RHKJC was represented by the Chief Executive Sir John Archer.
1985-02-10, Brian Taylor Memorial Jockeys Team Competition took place to pay tribute.
the Hong Kong Heart Foundation
the Anti -Cancer Association
the Injured Jockeys Fund
He was a very good golfer, and at one time had a handicap of 8, with very limited time for the game.
Also he was quite handy on the darts board,and snooker table.
In fact he had talent at all sports!
He won many dog trials with his black Labradors, and met The Queen on her Sandringham estate a few times whilst competing there.
Once, Brian objected against one of her Majesties horses, after he had been beaten into 2nd place, and the objection was upheld!
He was very embarrassed about it, but determined that it was the right thing to do.
Her Majesty sent his family a very personal letter of condolence following Brian’s death.
Season : wins/rides
Total Wins 61
San Miguel Silver Tankard (BOLSHEVIK)
Chinese Club Cup (BOLSHEVIK)
P & O Cup (Wei Shan)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (FOOTBALL)
Stock Exchange Cup (SAPPHIRE)
Stock Exchange Cup (DEFENCE SATELLITE)
Sports Club Cup (BOLSHEVIK)
Philippe Paquet, was thrown onto the track during morning training, in a similar accident, though some reported that he was kicked by its hind hooves.
He suffered a fractured skull and remained in a coma for more than three months before regaining consciousness.
1984, around the Chinese New Year holidays, SILVER STAR also caused 2 injuries upon jockey Raymond K L Tsui and a riding boy.
It was put down after his fourth disaster.
Acknowledgement to Mr Peter Yuen for supplying and verifying data.
Acknowledgement to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record data.
Acknowledgement to for supplying and verifying data.
Acknowledgement to Mr Brian Taylor‘s family, Ms Bridget Biddlecombe and Mr Bill Burnett for preparing the content.