Featured Image: Ross Snowdon & Stan Wicks at White Park Races
Ross is the father of champion trainer Peter Snowdon and rode the ‘card’ of 6 winners at a meeting of the Aberdeen Jockey Club on Saturday 16th September 1950.
The six winners were: ‘Deep End’ (Maiden Handicap 4 1/2 furlongs, 3 starters), ‘Merton Maid’ (Maiden Handicap 2nd Division 4 1/2 furlongs, 3 starters), ‘Guard’ (Flying Handicap 6 furlongs, 2 starters), ‘Dispute’ (Progressive Handicap, 5 furlongs 100 yards, 3 starters), ‘Nanje’ (A E Hardy Handicap, 7 furlongs, 2 starters) and ‘Perfect Melody’ (Welter Handicap, 5 furlongs 100 yards, 3 starters). Four of the winners were trained by Ross’s Master Scott Johnston: Deep End, Dispute, Merton Maid and Nanje.
Sadly Ross was involved in a severe fall at Aberdeen sometime later when riding ‘Deep End’. He was severely concussed and never fully regained his best form.
Stan Wicks trained the first ever winner at the White Park Race Track in Scone. ‘Oxford Lad’ won the Maiden Handicap on the first day of the Cup Meeting in May 1947.