Carl Llewellyn is a British jockey best known for being a two-time Grand National winner, in 1992 and in 1998.
Born on July 29, 1965 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he started his riding for his farmer father Eryl, riding in point to points and graduated to riding under rules.
Carl began as an amateur with Stan Mellor and Jim Old, his first winner being Stargestic, trained by Roy Robinson, at Wolverhampton in March 1986.
He then celebrated his first big race victory when landing the Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at the 1988 Cheltenham Festival on Smart Tar for trainer Mark Wilkinson.
The year 1992 was one of great achievement for Carl as he partnered Tipping Tim to win the William Hill National Hunt Handicap Chase at The Festival before going on to triumph in the Grand National on Party Politics.
Later that year, he gained another high-profile victory on board Tipping Tim when taking what is now the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
Other big winners included Kings Road in the 1999 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle, Sweet Duke in the 1993 Long Walk Hurdle, Mister Morose in the 2000 Aintree Hurdle, Ollie Magern in the 2004 Feltham Novices’ Chase and two Charlie Hall Chases in 1994 with Young Hustler and 2005 with Ollie Magern.
Carl’s record as a jockey stands the closest scrutiny and with two Grand National wins to his credit, he can truly be called as top class. On both occasions he was a substitute jockey when regular riders Andy Adams and Tom Jenks suffered serious injuries preventing them from riding.
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