Tatty Head wins at Warwick races

April 12, 1971
Jimmy Tarbuck, the comedian, got his biggest laugh of the Easter holiday at Warwick races yesterday. For Jimmy saw Tatty Head, which he partly owns, win the 2.15 p.m. Geg Brook Maiden Fillies’ Stakes. Tatty Head carried the red and white colours of Liverpool Football Club, of which Jimmy is a supporter and shareholder.

Jimmy, star of the Spring Show at the Coventry Theatre, was at the course with his wife Pauline and three children, Cheryl, Lisa and James. Tatty Head win the first race from Ruellia. Jimmy owns one-third of Tatty Head. His partners are Colin Berlin, Tom Jone’s manager, and Barry Clayman.

Jimmy added: “She ran a super race. It was a dream run – she never looked like being out of the frame.”

Jimmy had some money on Tatty Head at 8-1 odds.

“I’ll put some of it back on her when next she runs,” he said.
That would be in three to four weeks, he thought.

“I think last night’s audience at the Coventry Theatre had a few bob on her judging from the comments”, he added.
(Source: Coventry Evening Telegraph: April 13, 1971)

Jimmy Tarbuck.


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