Morgan, Tom (2)

photo courtesy John Griffiths
Thomas Morgan was born at Ashbourne, Co Meath, on April 17, 1963 and was apprenticed to Michael Kauntze.
He rode his first winner, Cocoa, at Phoenix Park on April 15, 1978.
Tom was joint-champion jockey in Ireland before coming to England in 1985-86 to ride for John Edwards.
He had his best season in 1988-89 with 51 wins.
He rode a total of 137 winners before retiring with weight problems in August, 1991 aged 28.
His best wins included:
1982:  Waterford Crystal Supreme Novice - Miller Hill
1987:  Topham Trophy - Strath Leader
1987:  Rowland Merrick - Yahoo
1987:  Castleford Chase - Pearlyman
1988:  Greenall Whitley - Yahoo
1988:  Queen Mother Chase - Pearlyman
1988:  Eider - Star of Screen
1989:  Ritz Club Chase -Dixon House
1989:  Cathcart - Observer Corps

He also finished finished second on Yahoo in the 1898 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Article by Chas Hammond