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    Old school was Malcolm. Very sad, RIP

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    RIP, a real gent

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    Quote Originally Posted by moehat View Post
    Am in tears reading this; years ago he was interviewed about Dato Star; can't remember the question but the answer was 'because I love him'. Have adored the man ever since.
    Such a beautiful post, moehat. Thank you.

    In all the years Iíve followed racing, if there was one trainer I wanted success to rain down on, it was Malcolm Jefferson. So cruel that he has been taken, just as Waiting Patiently has emerged as a top-class animal.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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    Death announced in New Zealand of David Barons, trainer of 1991 National winner Seagram.

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    He imported a host of horses from New Zealand in the mid to late 1980s including Playschool, Seagram etc and had a lot of success, winning consecutive Henesseys in 1986 and 87.
    Paul Nicholls learned a lot from him .
    I remember thinking at the time that NZ bred horses would be the end of the Irish NH horse with only Galmoy flying the Irish flag, and he was GB bred !
    Thankfully times changed.

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    Two local deaths this week.
    Denis Vaughan of Clongeel Stud (91)
    He stood sires Golden Love and Carnival Night in the 1970s, Black Minstrel, Mister Lord and Royal Fountain in the 1980s and Germany in late 1990s.
    One of the most upstanding men you could ever wish to meet, he was well versed on all topics of conversation but his knowledge of horses' pedigrees was phenomenal; it was said he knew the stud book as well as his catechism at the time of his confirmation as a boy.
    A lifelong friend of my father's whatever catching up they are now doing will take more than one night, the Gold Cup today topping the list.
    Ed Vaughan , trainer is his nephew.
    Rest In Peace.

    Timmy O'Callaghan , champion p2p rider in 1978, native of Knockscovane near me and later of Lisgoold.
    As a kid going to local p2ps he was the man, and held no scruples about putting anyone through a wing of a fence either.
    He trained Raymylette , Mick Fitzgerald's first Festival winner 1995 before selling onto Nicky Henderson, and also other good horses.
    His brother John bred Joe Lively among others.
    Rest In Peace

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    Tommy Wade, famous Irish show jumper of the 1960s, has died. The excuse for mentioning him on this site is that he had a brief spell as a bookie, as this interesting obituary explains:

    https://www.independent.ie/sport/hor...-36926445.html

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    Tommy Wade also trained p2p horses for a spell and was a fearless punter when the p2p scene here had a strong market.
    he was never adverse to pulling a stroke either in show ring or p2p field.

    T P Burns also died last week.
    A famous flat and hurdles jockey he was with Vincent o'Brien through the 1950s as main flat and hurdles rider , having many successes at Cheltenham as well as Irish Derby and Doncaster St Leger on Ballymoss 1957. Alas a broken leg saw him miss the complete 1958 season when Ballymoss won all before him, Coronation Cup, Eclipse, King George and Arc.
    Later assisted Vincent and D K Weld , Guy Williams wrote an excellent biography of the Burns family in 2006; well worth a read.

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    Death announced of former NH jockey Jeff King

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