Togo Johnstone achieved his first win in Sydney in 1920 at the age of 15. He rode successfully in Australia for a number of years, but repeated clashes with racing officials led him to try his luck abroad.

Travelling first to India, then England, he finally settled in France in 1934 which was to be the base for his remarkable career. In all he won more than 2,000 races in nine countries. His first classic win came in the 1934 Two Thousand Guineas, and was followed by a further 35 European classics - including three Epsom Derbies in 1948, 1950, and 1956.

An Australian jockey abroad has never matched his riding performance in classic races in 1950. That year he won the One Thousand Guineas, Two Thousand Guineas, Epsom Derby, Oaks, St Leger, Irish One Thousand Guineas and French Derby.

After his retirement in 1957, he trained horses in France until his death in 1964.

Johnstone was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. 

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