Born in 1958 to the son of a jockey, Michael, and wife Mary, Peter Scudamore went on to become one of the most iconic jockeys of his generation. While many of his records for the likes of seasonal wins have been broken, at one stage he was a prolific record holder who had managed to establish himself as one of the finest in the industry.
While he’s out of the game a long time now, his determination to succeed from a young age – and impress his father – formed the backbone for a man who has become one of the most determined and committed of his time. As the son of a Grand National winner, he had a lot to live up to!
Across his career, starting out in 1978, Scudamore won an incredible volume of trophies. Stable jockey for the world-class Martin Pipe, Scudamore became one of the most successful jockeys of the 80s and 90s. with 1,678 winners across his career – not to mention a glut of medals – he won a huge amount in his career.
From two Champion Hurdles to a Queen Mother Champion Cash and a Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, Scudamore won a lot of trophies. The Mackeson Gold Cup joined four Welsh Nationals and two Scottish Nationals on the medal cabinet, too, further reinforcing his position as a prolific winner at an incredibly competitive time for the sport.
While he never won the Grand National, the Gold Cup or the King George events, he’s still one of the most respected and revered names within the entirety of the racing circuit.
Achievements & Highlights
Major Wins – Champion Hurdles (1988, 1993), Queen Mother Champion Chase, Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, Mackeson Gold Cup, Welsh National, Scottish National.
Associations – Miinnehoma, Little Polveir.