Tufnell, Meriel (1948–2002)

views updated

Tufnell, Meriel (1948–2002)

British jockey. Born Dec 12, 1948, in England; died of cancer, Oct 14, 2002; m. Glenn Humphrey (div.).

England's 1st champion female jockey, became the 1st woman to ride a winner in England under the Rules of Racing, when she won the Goya Stakes on Scorched Earth (May 6, 1972); rode 2 more winners (1972), at Folkestone (on Scorched Earth) and Newbury (on Hard Slipper); became an owner. Named MBE.

About this article

Tufnell, Meriel (1948–2002)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article