Dixon, Fred

photo courtesy John Griffiths
Shropshire jockey Frederick William Campbell-Dixon was killed in a fall at Chepstow on Saturday May 9, 1970 and a fund, organised by Mr Henry Alper, owner of Persian War, was immediately set up, the target being £5,000 for Dixon's wife, Pauline, and three-year-old son.

Alper kick-started the fund with £500 and promised to give 10% of the royalties of his book The Persian War Story.

Fred Dixon was born at Stafford on January 31, 1942, and was apprenticed to Sam Armstrong.

His first winner was Dairialitan at Newmarket in April 14, 1959.

He rode a total of 38 winners.