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Nash Turner

Nash Turner
Nash Turner
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   Nash Turner was born in Texas in 1881 and was developed as a rider by trainer Eugene Leigh. Turner was among the top ten leading jockeys in the U.S. in 1900 and was 11th-leading rider in France in 1906.

   In this country Nash Turner is best remembered as the rider for Imp, first filly to win the Suburban in 1899. Turner also won the first two runnings of the Saratoga Special aboard Goldsmith and Irish Lad.

   In France Turner was known as an exceptionally strong finisher. In 1906 he won the French Derby on Finnasseur. He also won France's equivalent to the Oaks on Flying Star in 1906.

   Nash Turner became an owner and trainer in France after his riding career ended. He died there in 1937.

   Nash Turner was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1955.