Mr Tommy Loates is listed in the Jones 1000 as being born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 6, 1867, time unknown. Well, in all fairness, the date is correct but the town is not: Loates was born in Derby (pronounced Darby) England. We have rectified his time to 10:32 AM giving him a 26 Scorpio Rising, (HS) “the fate of the old King”. McClung writes that this symbolized a bright in human affairs that accepts unconsciously the culture he finds himself part.
For Loates, that culture was horse-racing, and he was jockey par excellence. By the time he reposed, he rode 1,425 winners from 7,140 mounts, spanning 16 seasons– the highest total (19.997 %) since Fred Archer (who rode 2,748 races from 8,004 mounts, and had a staggering 34.33% win ratio.) He is not listed in the National Horse Racing Hall of Fame, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, because he never competed here but can be found in the Jockeypedia and the British National Horse Racing Hall of Fame located in Suffolk, England.
Loates married after this jockey career, and had no children.
Gillian Rolton, an Australian equestrian, died Nov. 18, 2017 at hospice in her native Adelaide, South Australia; she was 61. The Australian Olympic Committee said the cause was endometrial cancer, a type of cancer that begins in the uterine lining. This is unfortunately suggested by Uranus in the 5th house, or the dissolving of the womb.
A Dinky Die Ozzie
Rolton had won an Olympic gold medal four years earlier at the Summer Games in Barcelona aboard Peppermint Grove (better known as Fred or Freddy) — the first Australian horsewoman to do so. She returned with the horse to Atlanta for a three-day competition featuring dressage, cross-country and show jumping event.
In cross-country, an endurance test for both horse & rider, Rolton was confident of her early progress. But at the five-minute mark, Freddy’s hind legs slipped on gravel as he made a turn, and he rolled over her.
“That’s where I broke my collarbone and ribs, he went sliding and I went splat.”
A spectator grabbed Freddy, and someone else helped Rolton back astride. They galloped up a hill hoping to make up for lost time, but as they came to a water jump, Rolton realized that her left arm, which had become difficult to move because of her broken collarbone, lacked the strength to control Freddy, and she fell into the water; she remounted once again.
Rolton said instinct had compelled her to continue despite her falls and injuries, but there was also a practical reason to keep going: as the third of four cross-country riders for Australia, she needed to post a score in case something kept the rider who followed her, Andrew Hoy, from completing his ride. Ironically she was not needed, her fellow riders had no problems and secured the gold medal. The United States took silver.
She was one of eight Australian Olympic champions to carry their country’s flag in Atlanta’s Olympic opening ceremony, because she did not qualify. In 2000, she was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
A true blue Ozzie
Gillian England was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on May 3, 1956. Her father, Lloyd, was a builder, and her mother, the former Esme Fraser, a bookkeeper. There is no time around for Gillian, so we have rectified her to 10 Pisces and the Sabian symbol of “a rider in the clouds,” illustrating her desire to “transcend normal limitations by creating new realities of self”. She is a see-saw temperament type, half on the land and half above.
As a girl, Gillian excelled at swimming, a common trait for Pisces rising, but wanted a horse, an animal ruled by Pisces’s Lord Neptune and found on her 8th-9th cusp at 29 Libra. Her the emblem is “humanity seeking to span its knowledge,” showing horse riding was something dangerous but fulfilled her desire to expand her horizons and break away from stereotypes.
“Mum and Dad didn’t have any background with horses, apart from what they bet on at the horse track.”
“Free Rein” (2001) her autobiography.
After retiring from competitive riding, she was active in equestrian sport coaching young equestrians, and a juror at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She is survived by her husband, Greg, and half brother, John.
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