Jack Tudor Grand National Wins
Jack Tudor has never won the Grand National.
They have never finished the race.
|2023||Dunboyne||Fence 18 - Pulled Up||-||Gordon Elliott|
|2021||Potters Corner||Fence 22 - Pulled Up||-||Christian Williams|
Welsh jockey Jack Tudor was able to quickly establish himself as a very young man, thanks to a big race win, a race that he had dreamed of winning ever since he began life as a jockey. He started with a point-to-point license, which he gained in May 2018 and would ride four winners from 12 rides as an amateur.
A month after gaining that license, Tudor began to work for Christian Williams, a partnership which would repay Tudor in great style later down the line, but for now, an early indication that people in racing were taking note of Jack’s ability.
The following point-to-point season, Tudor would ride 23 winners, which really put him into the limelight, and seemingly in a position where he was destined for big things under rules when the time would come.
In August 2019, Tudor would take out his conditional jockey license, meaning he could ride under rules, and Williams was one of the main people to give him rides in the early part of his career. At the end of the same year, December 2019, Jack Tudor became a far more well-known name in the world of racing, thanks to a win in one race.
The race he won was the Welsh Grand National, the biggest race in his home country, a big win for Wales, as trainer Williams is also from there, and a real celebration of Welsh racing at Chepstow racecourse.
From that moment, there have been plenty of eyes on Tudor, and he’s been earmarked as one to have a lot of success later in life as a jockey, with some big names looking at working with him. He would go on to ride out his claim quickly and move into the full professional ranks without a weight advantage. So far, that hasn’t stopped him from getting a lot of rides, and many of them have come thanks to a new partnership Tudor has built with trainer David Pipe.
In 2021, the horse that gave Tudor his Welsh National success, Potters Corner, would also take him to his first ride in the Grand National. After a good spin around on the first circuit, the horse began to struggle on the second, and eventually, Tudor would pull him up at the 22nd fence to take him out of the race, unable to relive the fairytale of when they won the Welsh National.