Farewell to Derby-winning trainer Arthur Budgett

  • A memorial service for the long and distinguished life of Arthur Budgett will be held at St Mary’s Church, Kirtlington in Oxfordshire on Tuesday, 6 September at 2.30pm.

    A doyen of the Turf, he will forever be remembered as the breeder, owner and trainer of two Epsom Derby winners in Blakeney and Morston.

    Mr Budgett sent out a steady stream of high-class winners from Whatcombe on the Dorset Downs, including Huntercombe, Derring-Do and Windmill Girl.

    Many of them were bred at Kirtlington, at the stud now run by his son Christopher.

    Mr Budgett died on 21 June aged 95.

    This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (11 August, 2011)

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